‘We’re Losing,’ Nunn Tells Democrats

from United Press International

Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) warned fellow Democrats Friday that they are losing the “heart of the electorate” and must prove to mainstream voters that they can be trusted.

In a keynote address to the Democratic Leadership Council a day after he successfully led the fight against the nomination of John Tower as defense secretary, Nunn stressed that the party must move quickly to recapture middle-class voters.

“Democratic support is hemorrhaging in the heart of the electorate,” Nunn told the council, organized as a showcase for some of the more moderate party members. “We are losing the working and middle-class Americans who used to be the mainstay of our party’s governing coalition.”