November 3, 2010

60 in '12:

Political Math Favors GOP to Retake Senate in ‘12 (Brody Mullins, 11/03/10, WSJ)

If Republicans are pleased with their gains in Congress today, just wait until the next election when Republicans will be well positioned to take a majority in the Senate.

A total of 21 Democratic senators are be up for re-election in 2012 in what will be a politically difficult climate for many of them. In contrast, just 10 Republicans face reelection in 2012.

Many of the Democrats who face re-election won their first elections in the Democratic wave of 2006. Some of those senators will face an electorate that is much different than it was when they were first elected to office.


Scott Brown has the only difficult GOP re-elect, while many Democratic seats will be competitive (assuming the Tea Party goes away).

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2010 4:45 AM
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