5.27.2008

Senate Forecast Update: Republican Apocalypse

Autumn is going to be a lot fun.

From Chris Bowers:

Somehow, the Senate Forecast has gotten even better for Democrats. We have gotten closer in Minnesota and Oregon, pulled ahead in Mississippi, and with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell falling behind in a new poll, it is a full-blown Republican apocalypse.

Right now, Democrats lead in five Republican-held seats, and are within 5% or less in another six seats. That presents Democrats with eleven targets that, any other election year, would be considered top-tier challenges. And this is in an environment where the DSCC has a cash on hand advantage of more than $20 million. Sixty Democrats in the Senate, and a filibuster-proof trifecta, is now entirely realistic. Somehow, the Senate Forecast has gotten even better for Democrats. We have gotten closer in Minnesota and Oregon, pulled ahead in Mississippi, and with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell falling behind in a new poll, it is a full-blown Republican apocalypse.

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