In a significant shift, business groups gave more money in aggregate to Repub. candidates than to Dems. in 7 of the most competitive Senate races in recent months, in some cases taking the unusual step of betting against sitting senators.
Repubs. are all but assured of winning the open seats vacated by retiring Democrats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia and have a very good chance of ousting Dem. incumbents in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado and Louisiana.
A GOP majority will bring votes to the Senate & force Dems. to take positions they'll have to defend in '16. Those votes will matter. It'll be easier to put Obama in a position where he actually has to veto bills that help Americans, further exposing him for what he is.
"South Dakota is becoming a bigger headache," a Repub. said. "I don't think it is in the slam dunk category anymore." The SD Senate race is suddenly tighter than expected, but nat'l Repubs. say they aren't ready to panic.
A month out from the election, Republicans are seeing subtle but perceptible signs that contests in Alaska, Arkansas and Louisiana — all three pivotal in the battle for the Senate — are finally breaking their way.
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Even though R's may take back the Senate by running against amnesty, Jeb Bush pushed amnesty while stumping for NC GOP Sen. candidate Thom Tillis. Bush reportedly said that comprehensive immigration reform "will restore and sustain economic growth for this country."
Scott Brown is hammering his Democratic opponent on immigration and national security, and surging, while other Republican Senate candidates are running on their resumes, avoiding immigration and national security, and lagging.
The GOP Estab. got what it wanted & bested the conservative wing. Now they're shocked that conservatives aren't motivated to vote. R's should take the Senate easily. If it doesn’t happen this year, who will the GOP-E blame?
After declaring war on the Tea Party & showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Repubs. to record gains in '10, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate in '14 because of the lack of enthusiasm for his estab.-approved candidates.
How can Repubs. recapture the Senate from Harry Reid and the Dems? A new poll points to a winning strategy, if GOP leaders have the courage to use the remaining 7 weeks to nationalize the elections around 1 game-changing issue.
With a sweep of South, GOP would all but seal a majority in the Senate.
Don't get cocky, GOP. Until the data starts to reflect the expected rightward cascade of undecided voters, Republicans rely on that expectation at their peril.
Republicans won't win back the Senate or other key races if they take a knee or throw the ball out of bounds on amnesty for illegal aliens, Obama’s contempt for the Constitution, Congress’ out-of-control spending and how to effectively confront the great national security threats facing the country today.
Our new range is a Republican net of five to eight Senate seats. UVA political polling experts are now defining a “wave” in the Senate this year as such: Republicans need to: (1) Win control of the Senate and (2) Win at least one seat in a state won by Obama in '12 (most
The GOP-E who are the type most susceptible to the Hispanicking consultants’ argument that they’d better do something to woo the ethnic vote before '16 are those who'll be in charge in the R's win back the Senate. Some are preparing to root for D's if that’s what it takes to block a surrender of border control.
Political forecaster Stuart Rothenberg writes: "I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats. But I wouldn’t be shocked by a larger gain."
A recent forecast model gives Repubs. a 65.1% chance of winning the Senate. The path to a GOP majority is becoming a little clearer -- and the problem for Dems is that it runs through 6 deeply red states.
By ignoring illegal immigration and border security it appears the House GOP leadership have reverted to type and are engaged in the kind of meaningless “messaging” that they did under Eric Cantor’s leadership in the pre-2010 election “Pledge to America.”
Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. Mitch McConnell was the only Repub. to make the list.