By Jennifer Steinhauer
Published: July 25, 2012
Democrats have also turned their attention to the long list of open seats around the country. There are 60 seats without an incumbent on the ballot, including 38 open seats, 3 vacant seats and 19 newly created seats, the highest number since 1992.
The Democrats have high hopes about many of them.
“The top two things people are talking to me about are jobs and Medicare,” said Lois Frankel, the former mayor of West Palm Beach, who is looking to fill the seat Mr. West left behind. “They are very frustrated with Washington, but they are frustrated with the paralysis caused by the Tea Party.”