Democrats in danger of losing their seats in the November midterms are split in their support of President Joe Biden's plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student loans for some borrowers.
Six of the most vulnerable House and Senate Democrats have come out to support Biden's plan; they are Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Sen. Raphael Warnock, (D-GA), Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV).
Seven equally vulnerable lawmakers have opposed student loan forgiveness; they are Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-V), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH), Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), and Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA).
Most of the vulnerable lawmakers are staying out of the fray and not giving any opinion about student loan forgiveness or Biden's plan, however.
It only remains to be seen which position will be most helpful to them in the election--or if it will be an issue that matters much at all in the midst of skyrocketing inflation and other economic problems.
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