Germany’s conservatives are losing ballots amid corruption scandal

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats suffered significant poll losses in two southwestern states during recent regional elections. Victories for the Greens and the Social Democrats – but everyone is talking about the losers, not the winners. The ballots kick off a year of voting in Germany — culminating in national elections in September. Chancellor Merkel is not running again. Now her party is concerned these election results could be a bad omen of things to come. I’ll speak to one CDU lawmaker in a moment, but first this look at how the party is reacting to Sunday’s defeat.