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
10 years 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. 2014 - The Revenge of Obamacare

    The reality of all the real nasty Obamacare features are now here and the Democrats will have to answer for them. When millions of people lose 10 hours of pay a week in order for companies to avoid crushing healthcare costs, the economy and people will see what the Democrats have done. And BTW, those people will STILL be required to have healthcare coverage so THEY must now pay for it and likely the taxpayers will now end up paying for it. And all the millions of young people that will be forced to buy healthcare or pay a tax, that will hit and get worse.

    None of this will be helping the barely staggering economy... The "train wreck" of Obamacare will be front and center in 2014. The American people will not like the train wreck the DEMOCRATS FORCED upon this nation and its people.

    July 15, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair asked:

    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?
    Close, but no Armageddon. Democrats are still here. By definition, Armageddon would have wiped them out, leaving the pure.

    July 15, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    We need to make sure we get the likes of McConnell and the rest of the obstructionists out. I just hope we have a huge turnout next year.

    July 15, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    All of us fussing here are kind of weird. We're political junkies. That's weird in America. So, yes, those of us on the liberal side of the Ticker bemoan the GOPhers gridlock strategy, but most others, regardless of political orientation, don't follow this stuff. They think policy begins and ends with the President, solely. Guarantee you 85% of America doesn't know who Mitch McConnell is.

    July 15, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
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