Republicans Likely to Take Over Senate in 2012

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19:  In a break with man...Jeff Flake image by Getty Images via @daylifeReal Clear Politics: 

But the Democrats’ chances of holding the Senate aren’t particularly good. Right now Republicans hold 47 of the 100 seats; if they win the presidency, they would need to pick up three more seats to have a majority. As of today, they are favored to pick up two Democratic seats. Two Republican seats are tossups, along with six Democratic seats. If we assume Democrats pick off one of the two Republican tossups, and that Republican pick off half of the Democratic tossups, Republicans would have a 51-49 majority.

West Virginia: Bill Maloney Closing In, Tomblin Launches Attack Ads

West Virginia State SealImage via WikipediaFrom Campaign Spot on National Review Online:

Earl Ray Tomblin became governor when Joe Manchin was elected to the Senate last year. Tomblin began the race as a heavy favorite against Republican Bill Maloney, but this race is turning out a lot closer than most expected: “Whatever the ad’s effect on voters, the Tomblin ad suggests the race has narrowed and that Tomblin’s once formidable double-digit lead has shrunk. A recent poll suggested Tomblin was leading by only 6 points, though it had nearly a 4 percent margin of error.”

Michigan: Redistricting Map Would Combine Sander Levin & Gary Peters in One District

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According to a map released Friday by Senate and House Republicans, Democratic U.S. Reps. Sander Levin of Royal Oak and Gary Peters of Oakland County’s Bloomfield Township would end up in the same district, potentially forcing a runoff. Michigan is losing a congressional seat after seeing its population decline in the 2010 census. Republicans have drawn maps that would allow them to keep the nine districts they hold while shrinking the number of Democratic districts from six to five.
Real Clear Politics

Nevada: Reid Trails Lowden, Tarkanian in Rasmussen Poll

Harry Reid“I must really SUCK!!!” Image via Wikipedia Survey of 500 Likely Voters in NV
September 14, 2009

Election 2010: Nevada Senate Race
Sue Lowden (R) 50%
Harry Reid (D) 40%
Some other candidate 4%
Not sure 5%
Election 2010: Nevada Senate Race
Danny Tarkanian (R) 50%
Harry Reid (D) 43%
Other 4%
Not sure 3%

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2010 Senate Outlook

Alabama Hold
Alaska Hold
Arkansas Hold
Arizona Hold
California Hold
Colorado Toss Up
Connecticut GOP Pick Up
Delaware Toss Up
Florida Hold
Georgia Hold
Hawaii Hold
Idaho Hold
Illinois GOP Pick Up
Indiana Hold
Iowa Hold
Kansas Hold
Kentucky Toss Up
Louisiana Hold
Maryland Hold
Missouri Dem Pick Up
Nevada Toss Up
New Hampshire Toss Up
New York (Special Election) Hold
New York Hold
North Carolina Hold
North Dakota Hold
Ohio Dem Pick Up
Oklahoma Hold
Oregon Hold
Pennsylvania GOP Pick Up
South Carolina Hold
South Dakota Hold
Texas Hold
Utah Hold
Vermont Hold
Washington Hold
Wisconsin Hold

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Lazio Goes After Cuomo: Preview of Governor’s Race?

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With polling continuing to show low public support for New York Gov. David A. Paterson, 2010 political watchers are shifting their attention to his fellow Democrat, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

In another sign that Cuomo is the consensus front-runner for the governor’s race, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio went after the popular attorney general Monday, putting out a press release condemning Cuomo’s decision not to continue an investigation into the hiring of state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr.’s son, Pedro G. Espada, for a job with the state Senate Democrats.

Congressional Quarterly

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Liberal GOP Senator Attacks ‘Southerners’

Last time I looked, most of the South voted the right way, but Senator Voinovich’s type of limp politics was not able to carry Ohio.

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“We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns,” Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch. “It’s the southerners.”

Voinovich, a native Clevelander who retires after the 2010 election, continued after the southern elements of the GOP.

“They get on TV and go ‘errrr, errrrr,'” he said. “People hear them and say, ‘These people, they’re southerners. The party’s being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?'”

Source: The Hill
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California: Fiorina Within 4 pts of Boxer

{{pt|A empresária Carly Fiorina em São Paulo.Image of Carly Fiorina via Wikipedia California Survey of 500 Likely Voters
July 22, 2009

Carly Fiorina (R) 41%
Barbara Boxer (D) 45%
Other 7%
Not Sure 7%

Rasmussen Reports

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Democrats Have Received Palin Talking Points

It has been observed that Sarah-hating Democrat operatives have been told to repeat the word ‘quitter’ and supplied with pre-packaged phrases that include that word when speaking to the media about her or even leaving posts on web sites.

It’s interesting that Barack Obama decided to quit his Senate term two years into it to run for president… he just didn’t give up the seat so if he lost he would still be a senator. But that is okay, because… why? He’s a man? He’s America’s first affirmative action president?

Is Kathleen Sebelius a quitter?
Joe Biden?
Janet Napolitano?
Hillary Rodham Quitter?

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