Senate

Democrats in the Senate Hesitant to Endorse Obama's Gun Control Proposals

Some of them have elections to worry about in 2014

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President Obama's gun-control package was always going to be a tough sell in the Republican-led House—but the plan is already running into resistance, or at least hesitation, from moderate Democrats in the Senate. 

The lukewarm response in the Senate to Obama's highly anticipated anti-gun violence plan portends an uphill climb for the legislation. And it underscores how, as the president's backers prepare to launch a veritable campaign to promote the plan, they will be pressuring members of their own party as much as reluctant Republicans.