Even the Democrats in Washington understand the peril that their policies have put Skelton in. After they saw the strength of Vicky's candidacy, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee worked to reserve advertising time in Skelton's district to try and defend the vulnerable incumbent. But it's unlikely that even this payback for his loyal support of Speaker Nancy Pelosi - he votes with her almost 95% of the time - will be enough to save him this time.
I hope you'll take the time to learn more about Vicky and her candidacy as she attempts to prevent Skelton from taking an 18th term and continuing to support the Democrat party-line at the expense of Missourians. You can learn about Vicky on her website and you can follow her campaign on Twitter and Facebook.