July 21, 2010

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The blues: GOP has little shot at Senate (DAVID CATANESE | 7/21/10, Politico)

The Republican path to a Senate majority runs through a handful of hostile states, most of which are so deep blue that they haven’t sent a member to the upper chamber in more than a decade.

Boiled down, the problem is this: The first six or seven seats of the 10 necessary for a takeover are within the GOP’s grasp. Winning the final three or four, however, will require something close to a historic wave. [...]

Republicans are well-positioned to pick up seats in North Dakota, Indiana and Delaware — where incumbent Democrats are retiring — and in Arkansas, where polls show Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln far behind in her reelection bid. And the GOP is going toe to toe in traditional battlegrounds like Pennsylvania, Colorado and Nevada.

But the hard slog for the GOP will most likely come down to a batch of blue states that Barack Obama carried with ease two years ago: Illinois, Wisconsin, Washington and California.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 21, 2010 5:37 AM
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