Will the Republicans Win the Senate Come This Fall?
That is the question on everyone’s mind. If they do win the Senate, Obama is going to have a massive fight on his hands. If you have been paying attention to the last few years, you will know that he has already a lot of opposition coming from them anyway.
At this point, the Republicans need to capture at least 6 seats to win the Senate. Now that may seem like a tall order, but when you look at the statistics and how things have been going, it’s really not.
When it comes to the vulnerability, the Democrats hold that ticket more than the Republican do. Let’s take a look at some of the studies.
1) South Dakota, West Virginia and Montana: Out of these red states, two of the senators are retiring this year. The third seat has the person going to China to be an Ambassador. These seats will be left vacant. According to the polls as of late, it looks as though the Republicans will be picking up these seats.
2) Michigan and Iowa: These are two of the “swing states”. Both seats will be left vacant due to the representative retiring. So we have two more retiring this year. This could cause the Republicans to pick up some votes.
3) Alaska, Arkansas, NC and Louisiana: Mitt Romney won these states in the past. These four states have representatives just trying to hold on. The Democrats have many voters that are in favor of them, but they also have many voters doing the opposite. With these states, it’s a toss-up at this point.
1) Kentucky: This state actually faces a touch competition.
2) Georgia: Paul Brown already has some eccentric views, according to some. He could be facing some tough competition. Some of the voters could decide that he is just too “out-there” for them.
As the elections roll around, we will have to see what happens. But one thing is for sure, the Republicans aren’t going to let it go without a fight.
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BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Latino News Today.