Ten races where Mitt Romney could sink GOP candidates

Mitt Romney’s campaign woes have taken a toll on Republican candidates in Democratic-leaning or swing states.

Polls show that some Republicans who had been running ahead of Democratic opponents have now slipped into tight contests, while others who had been surging around Labor Day have now dropped behind.

The impact of Romney’s struggles is not as evident in heavily Republican states, where President Obama appears to have little or no coattails. [cont.]

Richard Dunham, Houston Chronicle