Republican odds for winning Senate next year just improved
Democrats had hoped that Montana's popular Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer would run for the Senate seat that Max Baucus is retiring from.
July 15th, 2013
02:08 PM ET
9 months ago

Republican odds for winning Senate next year just improved

Washington (CNN) - It's the biggest storyline heading into next year's midterm elections: Will Republicans succeed in taking control of the U.S. Senate?

Republicans argue that an announcement over the weekend vastly improves their chances. Democrats vehemently disagree.

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  1. yes, the truth hurts

    Republican odds for winning Senate next year just improved
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    I hope so. I have had it with the Democrats and Harry Reid obstructing every bill the House passes. If the Democrats keep control of the Senate and take control of the House, Obama, Reid and Pelosi will destroy this country with another Obamacare type fiasco, only this time involving their green agenda and gun control. Never mind their destruction of our economy and failed stimulus fiasco. Wake up America. Time is running out.

    July 15, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    It very well may happen, since liberals and moderates only care about presidential elections. 2006 was the exception that proved that rule.

    July 15, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Hooper

    It could happen. If the people have lost all sense of self worth and well being, it could happen.

    July 15, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a nice ring to it...

    July 15, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. jinx9to88

    Wont happen!! Republican talk about seats that Dems may lose, what about the seat Repubs might lose. Sounds like catch 22 if you ask me. Dems wont let what happened them 2010 happen again.

    July 15, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. jinx9to88

    Even if the GOP do take the Senate, GOP better get 60 senators or can you say filibuster everything the GOP want to do? Just like they have been doing the past 5 years.

    July 15, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. ST

    I have two words for republicans: WISHFUL THINKING.

    July 15, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  8. Bill from GA

    The election will be won by the party that can best motivate their followers.

    The repubs really are better at that, and many of the policies of the dems help them.

    July 15, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The turnout for next years. Midterms will be larger then the GOP train wreck in 2012and. It. Won't be on favor of the GOP obstructionist or the detested teaparty clowns!!!!the dems will take the house and keep the senate, I was tight calling the 2012 elections and I'm right now!!!!!

    July 15, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. 2014 - with no IRS handcuffs the TEA Party shall rise again

    Democrats are going to witness what we saw in the 2010 election. The American people do NOT want their government targeting them for their politcial beliefs. The Democrats will pay a high price for the IRS treachery and trampling of our political rights.

    July 15, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Even if the GOP do take the Senate, GOP better get 60 senators or can you say filibuster everything the GOP want to do? Just like they have been doing the past 5 years."

    Don't worry. If the GOP/Teatrolls manage to get a majority in the Senate, it is 100% guaranteed that their first order of business will be to get rid of the filibuster. It's not even remotely debatable.

    July 15, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh, dear. Was I not allowed to say this could happen? Such as in the Senate could very well end up in Republican control? Depending upon Democratic turnout and Democratic anger (or lack thereof), yes ... we could have a Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. That in itself ought to be a very big wake up call.

    July 15, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "The Democrats will pay a high price for the IRS treachery and trampling of our political rights."

    I guess all the evidence showing that the Teatrolls actually weren't singled out for special treatment, but liberal groups were also "targeted", just can't make it's way into your brain past that tinfoil hat, eh?

    July 15, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The turnout for next years. Midterms will be larger then the GOP train wreck in 2012and. It. Won't be on favor of the GOP obstructionist or the detested teaparty clowns!!!!the dems will take the house and keep the senate, I was tight calling the 2012 elections and I'm right now!!!!!
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    First of all, take a deep breath before you pop a vessel... your daily rants are unhealthy. I'm amused that you call 2012 a "GOP trainwreck"... if that's the case, what was 2010? Democrat nuclear armageddon?

    July 15, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  15. RWB1956

    Bill from GA said the republicans motivate people. yeah, but this time it's the Democrats and independents. It won't just be fearful older people and haters voting this mid-term. One sucker punch is enough.

    July 15, 2013 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  16. Rick McDaniel

    That is a minor impact on the elections.

    The real impact is going to be the women's vote, just as it was in the last election.........and that doesn't bode well for the GOP.

    July 15, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    " The American people do NOT want their government targeting them for their politcial beliefs."

    I see...so on that theory, that probably explains why Issa and the GOP/Teatrolls went to great lengths to misrepresent the evidence, keep secret the testimony that was contrary to their allegations and manufacture a false narrative via the MSM...and oh, hey, let's also note that the MSM is not treating the whole subject as taboo because the last thing they want to do is report in-depth on a story that highlights just how deeply involved in the false-narrative nontroversy manufacture they really were.

    July 15, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  18. The Real Tom Paine

    -California

    Democrats argument

    Immigration is a racist issue
    Zimmerman/Trayvon is a racist issue

    It's literally their all inclusive argument.

    **********************

    GOP argument:

    Its all Obama's fault, because he's a communist/nazi/un-American/ Mau-Mau/anti-gun/atheistic/blah-blah-blah-blah.

    The root of all human suffering is Obama. There was a wonderful Golden Age before he took office, where people talked with animals, and there was no debt, no disease, no suffering.

    See how easy it is? No thought required.

    July 15, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "the MSM is not treating the whole subject as taboo"

    edit: the MSM is noW treating the whole subject as taboo

    July 15, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  20. just askin

    Sniffit
    "Even if the GOP do take the Senate, GOP better get 60 senators or can you say filibuster everything the GOP want to do? Just like they have been doing the past 5 years."
    Don't worry. If the GOP/Teatrolls manage to get a majority in the Senate, it is 100% guaranteed that their first order of business will be to get rid of the filibuster. It's not even remotely debatable.
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    but harry reid and the democrats are already threatening to do this right now. i guess the only thing keeping them from doing it is the knowledge that very soon they will be in the senate minority and will have to live under the rules they have created. just like the democrats created gerry mandered districts in order to give minorities guaranteed seats. and now they endlessly complain about how it hurts them. you can always count on democrats never ever thinking anything through for long term consequences.

    July 15, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. Steveo

    @Data Driven

    It very well may happen, since liberals and moderates only care about presidential elections. 2006 was the exception that proved that rule.
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    ....only care about presidential election? IF that were the case, NO liberal would be fussing about the gridlock in Congress!

    July 15, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    fair is fair:
    says-
    "............your daily rants are unhealthy".
    And your little spitballs are childish. I'm not "amused".

    July 15, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. Steveo

    @Sniffit

    "Even if the GOP do take the Senate, GOP better get 60 senators or can you say filibuster everything the GOP want to do? Just like they have been doing the past 5 years."

    Don't worry. If the GOP/Teatrolls manage to get a majority in the Senate, it is 100% guaranteed that their first order of business will be to get rid of the filibuster. It's not even remotely debatable.
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    Sounds like the truth because nuclear option begets nuclear option! if it is used now, no doubt it will be used when under GOP control! If the fillibuster is to be eliminated, it is with the understanding that BOTH parties live with it!

    July 15, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  24. Gurgyl

    Is this dude NRA guy?? With bow tie?? Rethuglicans are doomed.

    July 15, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit

    "the MSM is not treating the whole subject as taboo"

    edit: the MSM is noW treating the whole subject as taboo
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    Isn't Issa scheduled to resume his debacle today? Questioning low level IRS employees? That's what I heard.

    July 15, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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