Updated: Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010, 12:43 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010, 12:40 PM EDT
(WWLP) - MSNBC host and Western Massachusetts resident Rachel Maddow talked with 22News anchor Rich Tettemer about the impact and potential outcomes of the 2010 midterm elections on 22News at Noon on Election Day.
Maddow, who is a registered voter in Massachusetts, talked about the difference between national perceptions of the race for Massachusetts Governor, and how the race is playing out with Massachusetts voters. She says that national pundits have been trying to compare Governor Deval Patrick with President Obama, and Republican challenger Charlie Baker with Senator Scott Brown, but voters in state are looking at the race from a local, rather than national angle.
She said that it is typical that the Democrats would lose seats in Congress during this election cycle, because during the first midterm elections of an administration, the party that controls the White House has lost seats all but two times since the Civil War. "It's as inevitable as you get in American politics that the Democrats were going to lose seats," she said.
Maddow is the host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.