It is SO Important to pay attention to Down Ticket races, if we really want to put America on a New Track.
Even though Democrats won a slim majority in the House and Senate in 2006, the GOP has been able to block most of the New legislation that the Democrats have been authoring on behalf of the American People.
The Republican Strategy for the last 2 years, "Run against the Do-Nothing Congress in 2008".
How? By blocking nearly every Bill from Passing in the Senate, under the pretext of Debate, otherwise known as the Filibuster.