Will Republicans gain control of the Senate
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.
Iowa Repubs. are energized for this year's Senate race after missteps by the Dem. candidate, making national Dems' task of holding their Senate majority a bit harder.
Republicans have a solid chance to win a Senate majority, and Obama approval is stuck in negative territory. Big government liberalism, hailed as the wave of the future in 2009, now seems widely discredited. The Tea Party obituaries are premature.
The unambiguous strategy of the GOP establishment this year has been to avoid any and all confrontation in the hopes of gliding into a Senate majority in 2015. To that end, they have capitulated on all of the major leverage points, passed a number of Dem. spending bills, and are in the process of pushing 'small-ball' legislation.
Chris Matthews said that Dems. could lose ten Senate seats in the midterm elections. “To the Democrats, this election, a rosy scenario is to lose five Senate seats, not six. They could lose 10.
Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity clashed over the tactics being used by some Tea Party lawmakers in DC. Hannity commended lawmakers for taking a stand for principles. Coulter criticized Tea Partyers who focus on “defeating estab. Repubs.” instead of Dems. She said GOP should focus on the Senate and Obamacare.
When does the Repub. Party, put in power by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance? Is there is any hope things will be different, should the Tea Party help produce a GOP Senate in '14? If the Tea Party is in some despair, is it not understandable?
Rush Limbaugh went “out on a limb” and predicted that the 2014 midterms will be a “wave election like 2010.” “I think the people of this country are gonna sweep Dems out of office every chance they get — and I think there’s plenty of evidence for it right now,” Limbaugh said. He theorized that polls show Dems.
Americans for Prosperity gets it. If conservatives want to take the Senate they've got to run campaigns that are about people, not politics, and APF is showing the way in Arkansas.