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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:55 AM

2014 US Senate Election- Republicans need to win at least 7 Democratic Held Seats up in 2014.

Republican targets are AK,AR,CO,IA,LA,MI-if OPEN,MN,NH,NC,SD,and WV. =-11D
Democrats are favored to win CO,MN,and NH. =-8D
Plus AR,LA,and NC= -5D
AK,IA,and MI-OPEN are in the Tossup Democratic collumn. -2D
SD is likely to go either assuming Johnson-D runs again.
WV is a goner but it gets replaced by a possible open GOP seat in ME.
Republican guide to regaining control of the US Senate is WV,SD,AK,IA(Latham),MI-OPEN(Engler),Plus AR and LA or LA and NC.

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Reply 2014 US Senate Election- Republicans need to win at least 7 Democratic Held Seats up in 2014. (Original post)
NPolitics1979 Feb 2013 OP
demwing Feb 2013 #1
Proud Public Servant Feb 2013 #2
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #4
graham4anything Feb 2013 #3
Johnny2X2X Feb 2013 #5

Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:07 AM

1. My guess is we won't see movement on Gun Control

till after the midterms. Not the ethical thing to do for the short term, but it is the strategic thing to do long term.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:32 AM

2. GOP needs 6 pickups, not 7

Current Senate is 55-45. Six pickups give them 51 and control.

My guess is picking up Rockefeller's open WV seat and picking off Pryor, Hagen, and Begich will be the easy part for them. After that it gets tougher for them, for the wrong reasons; the other Blue Dogs are corporatist tools and therefore have deep-pocketed backers who may save them. I'm cautiously optomistic about retaining teh Senate, especially if we pick up Maine, but it'll be a razor-thin margin.

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:57 AM

4. From what I understand, Begich and Pryor should (probably) be safe/lean Democratic

Hagan and Rockefeller's seats might be more in play though.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:12 AM

3. which is why democratic candidates need to be strongly anti-gun and get full $$$ from Mike

 

strongly anti-NRA=$$$mega dollars$$ of support and have your back from Mike Bloomberg's super pac
the NRA can be defeated permanently.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:36 PM

5. You watch

Day 1 for them if they should gain conrol? They will use the "nuclear" option and get rid of the fillabuster.

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