Feeling Blue: Democratic Senators Facing Tough Elections in Red States - PICTURES

Feb. 2, 2012, 5:10 p.m.

Sen­ate Demo­crats are hop­ing they can keep their ma­jor­ity in the up­per cham­ber, but for a hand­ful of the 23 seats at stake for the Demo­crats, main­tain­ing the ma­jor­ity means more than rid­ing Pres­id­ent Obama’s coat­tails, if in­deed he has any. In­stead, at the state level, where Obama is un­pop­u­lar, some can­did­ates will claim in­de­pend­ence, re­ports Na­tion­al Journ­al’s Dan Fried­man. Here’s a look at those sen­at­ors: