Monday, February 8, 2010

Nation's best political handicappers weigh in--"Can Republicans Win the Senate?"

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a story by John Fund asking if Republicans can indeed win back the Senate. Are more Senate seats in play than first imagined?

"Three of the nation's best-known political handicappers -- Larry Sabato, Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg -- all agree that if the mid-term elections were held today, Republicans would likely pick up seven Senate seats: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Nevada, North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

To capture a Senate majority, Republicans would also have to win Democratic seats in another three states. "Where do the other three seats come from?" asks Mr. Sabato..."