an Oct. 24 post, we looked at how the future of Medicare, Social Security and other programs for older Americans may well be shaped by the outcomes of 12 key races for seats in the U.S. Senate, all of which have been rated as tossups by RealClearPolitics or major news organizations, and in a Nov. 2 post we looked at how those races were playing out in the final days of the 2012 campaign.
In Virginia, Democrat Tim Kaine is saying that the country would be in "disastrous shape" if the plan to partially privatize Social Security supported by his Republican opponent had been passed and put into effect. In Florida, the Chamber of Commerce is taking to the airwaves to attack Democratic Senator Bill Nelson's support of a health care law that it says "will be a nightmare for Florida seniors." And in North Dakota, the Democratic Senate candidate is hammering her GOP opponent for his support of a plan by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to overhaul Medicare.
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