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August 23, 2013


How Republicans Can Take the Senate (or Not)

National Journal: "The battle for the Senate is primed to go down to the wire. Democrats can lose up to five seats while retaining the majority -- assuming Cory Booker wins October's special election in New Jersey -- but the party is threatened by members facing tough races in the Deep South and other conservative states. Already, races for three Democratic-held open seats (Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia) are favoring Republicans, and Sen. Mark Pryor is looking in tenuous shape in Arkansas."

"But as strong a cycle as this is looking for Republicans, that's as much attributable to the very conservative bent of the 'playing field' as it is to the environment or strong recruitment."














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