Nothing will pull Republicans from their post-election funk and fog faster than renewed hopes of winning control of the U.S. Senate in 2014. Sure, they were confident they would do so last year, only to lose more ground to the Democrats, who now control the upper chamber, 55-45.
Yet, Republicans see turning six seats in the mid-term elections as doable, in that competitive races are forecast for nine now held by Democrats, seven of them in states won by Mitt Romney.
At the top of the GOP hit list, once again, is Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is seeking her fourth term in a state where Romney thumped the president 58-41 percent.
Ousting her, however, appears to be a chancier proposition than seemed only a year ago. That is confirmed by a poll by Public Policy Polling, albeit considered a left-leaning group, that shows the senator handily beating six leading Republicans matched up against her, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, whom she bests 49-41 percent.
with us on? And when does Rubio, Portman and Johnson come up for election? The President did win Ohio,Florida and Wisconsin. And North Carolina is not that much of a red state. Romney only won by two percent. You had some Democrats crossing over. In 2008, she got more votes than Obama when he won the state. Some of it was based on race and not ideology.