9. We will again be defending more seats than the Republicans
20 seats to the Republicans' 13. 6 seats are in red states and 6 are in swing states.
But I wouldn't worry much just yet. We held in 3 red states and 3 swing states. I think we could learn from McCaskill and the elections from the last two cycles and support some O'Donnells, Angles, Akins and Mourdocks in primaries so we can hold on to seats in the general.