Reuters has an interesting article today headlined "Two Top Lawmakers Face Pivotal Election Day." Excerpt:
Daschle faces even more "if's."
If he wins re-election, he seems certain to keep his leadership spot -- provided Democrats lose no more than a few seats. If Democrats pull off an upset and capture the Senate, he would certainly rise from minority to majority leader.
"But if we lose six or more seats, which is not expected, Daschle could be challenged," a Democratic aide said. "Some would think it's time for a change."
South Dakotans need to know that if the sole reason they're voting for Daschle is because of his leadership status, it's not a lead-pipe cinch he would retain his leadership status even in the event he is reelected.