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August 12, 2013


GOP Primary Fights Give Democrats a Chance

"Kentucky, Wyoming and South Carolina should have been easy wins for incumbent Republicans trying to regain the U.S. Senate majority in 2014. Instead, the primary challenges they face threaten to drain resources, sharpen campaign trail rhetoric and build division for a party struggling to find its way after a demoralizing 2012 election," Bloomberg reports.

"In Georgia, the Republican primary is jammed with seven candidates, pitting one wing of the party against the other -- as is the case in the other states. Meanwhile, Democrats are unifying behind one candidate."

"The infighting has raised Democratic expectations that they can keep control of the chamber and perhaps capture seats in Republican-leaning states. They did that in Indiana and Missouri in 2012 against inexperienced candidates backed by the small-government Tea Party branch of the party."












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