Jim Geraghty’s usually more clear-headed than this (background here and here: essentially, the Democrats are apparently recruiting retired General Ricardo Sanchez for TX-SEN, which is kind of awkward, given how they kept accusing him of war crimes and everything):
it seems unlikely that Republicans would try to use the Abu Ghraib issue against Sanchez in a Senate election.
Um. It’s Texas. The place that came up with the Pigf*cker Gambit*. Bringing up the inconvenient fact that the same people boosting Sanchez now are the same people braying for his blood during the Bush administration is a trivial exercise in comparison…
*Supposedly, LBJ in a Congressional race one told his campaign manager to spread around the rumor that his opponent was a known, well, pigf*cker. His campaign manager protested that LBJ himself knew that this rumor was blatantly untrue. LBJ happily acknowledged that – but he wanted it done anyway, simply to get his opponent to publicly deny the charge.