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November 18, 2010


Senators Take Lessons from 2010

After an election cycle that featured major primary upsets and a Republican wave, Politico reports that "Leaders from both parties are urging a more aggressive strategy for senators to be more visible back home... They've also been warned not to take any challenger -- whether in a primary or general election -- for granted."

"Democrats clearly have the more challenging playing field, defending 21 incumbents, along with two independents who caucus with them. The GOP only has nine seats to worry about... Republicans, who watched incumbents Lisa Murkowski and Bob Bennett lose primaries, seem more concerned about intraparty challenges going into 2012."

Meanwhile, Roll Call has a very good primer on the 2012 Senate races.














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