Dingell, who's running for re-election to the seat in Michigan's newly drawn 12th Congressional District, set off a firestorm when he was quoted as saying: "I never thought ignorance or inexperience was a qualification for running for office."
With the Occupy Chicago movement so visible, understanding what young voters want is pressing. What are their issues and their agenda for change? And will they vote and determine the outcome of the 2012 elections?
The possibility of an upset in the special election September 13 to fill Anthony Weiner's congressional seat should cause Democratic leaders some anxiety. The Republican nominee, Bob Turner, is running hard.