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Dems Running Scared From DADT?


House and Senate Democrats are feeling vulnerable after Tuesday's poor showing at the polls -- and according to a report on, many want their leaders to skip the party's controversial legislative agenda so they can focus on saving their seats in Congress.

Among the issues they consider risky? Immigration reform, climate change, and "don't ask, don't tell."

With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, pushing hard for the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," it might be tough to avoid addressing the ban for another year. Gay activists have put pressure on Obama to address the ban sooner than later, though several Democrats say they don't want to see the issue on next year's agenda.

In light of Tuesday's big loss in Maine, gay activists are now putting the pressure on groups like the Human Rights Campaign to demand results from the Obama administration. David Mixner blogged Wednesday that HRC donors should withhold further contributions until the group steps up its game.

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