Tea Party spoils Democrats' party

Even in Illinois, the US president's seat, Democrats face odds due to conservative movement.

    On Tuesday the US will hold its midterm elections, seen as a referendum on Barack Obama's presidency just two years into his term in office.

    Illinois, Obama's home state, used to be a safe bet for the Democrats - it used to be the president's seat.

    However, this year it is a tight race due in part to a new player on the poltiical scene; the Tea Party Movement.

    Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Illinois where supporters of the conservative movement are campaigning.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.