Will Republicans gain control of the Senate
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.
Fifty-eight senate seats might see some solid conservative legislation passed.
Mitch McConnell can almost taste becoming Senate majority leader, but first he has to make sure he isn’t the Repub. who costs the GOP its shot at chamber control. His strengths and weaknesses were on full display in his battle against Alison Lundergan Grimes this weekend.
Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill, impeachment or a government shutdown. Democrats have recently used the latter two gleefully for fundraising.
Republicans are in the strongest position to win back the Senate since losing it eight years ago.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) is confident his party will take control of the Senate in Nov. Cole thinks whoever wins the MS Senate seat will keep the seat in Repub. hands in Nov., and the GOP will make enough gains elsewhere to wrest the Senate from Dem. control.
Senate Repub. Leader Mitch McConnell said he would make the Senate work again if Repubs. win majority control in Nov. McConnell said he'd force Senators to put in longer hours and even work Fridays to produce consensus.
Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Gang of 8 that passed a comprehensive reform bill last year, said he'd craft a better legis. approach if R's control in '15. Grassley agreed. D's threaten that if the House doesn't pass comp. reform now the issue'll be dead in '15-'16, sinking the GOP among Hispanics.
R's have an 82% chance to pick up the six seats needed to regain the Senate in Nov., according to a new election model. Many of the seats D's need to defend are in R.-leaning states. Strong R. candidates should emerge because their chances of winning are higher.
Louie Gohmert says the Senate is protecting Holder from complying with Congress, otherwise they would just start defunding areas of the DOJ that wouldn’t give over the documents. He goes on to say if Republicans win back the Senate, they'll likely be able to get Holder to begin complying with document requests.
Repub. Senate candidates now lead their rivals in seven contests, including 3 involving Dem. incumbents. Repubs. need to win 6 seats to gain control of the Senate.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Weds. striking down some limits on individual campaign spending won’t just affect a small group of wealthy donors. It could also help Repub. efforts to take the Senate. That means it will affect everybody – no matter how much money you have.