Skip to comments.The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control
Posted on 03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST by FreeAtlanta
The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber.
The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. Its the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again.
A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again no slam dunk for a Republican Party that remains at war with itself.
Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes addresses the Kentucky County Judge Executive Association and the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association Joint Convention Thursday July 18, 2013 , in Louisville, Ky. Alison Lundergan Grimes
1. KENTUCKY The polls in the marquee Senate race of the year are deadlocked but every day that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell isnt ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, its a win for the fresh-faced challenger. Grimes has already tapped into her familys close relationship with the Clintons, drawing former President Bill Clinton to Louisville this week to help frame the choice and fill her campaign coffers. A visit by Hillary Clinton seems close to inevitable down the road. Bluegrass State voters dont like McConnell just a third approve of the job hes been doing for 30 years so the question is whether he and outside forces can make Grimes an unacceptable alternative by branding her a liberal lackey of President Barack Obama.
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Go Bevin go!!!!!
While Obama gets slapped around on the world stage, we need to get busy taking out his senators and putting conservatives in the chamber. THROW HARRY REID OUT!!!!!!
Or it all may be determined by who controls the voting machin count. I don’t think the Republicans will win control of the Senate and may even lose one.
I agree with you. Nunn seems the likely winner in Georgia with Grimes prevailing in Kentucky. Only likely pick up I see for the GOP is WV. The nation's electorate is angry, but that anger does not automatically transfer into being pro Republican,especially if conservatives sit out the election over limus test issues.
Kentucky and Georgia are not a “for sure” for us which is so incredible. Alaska has to become Republican for goodness sake. North Carolina must turn red for this seat. Lousiana has a good shot. Arkansas hopefully will change. Our bed shot right now seems to be North Carolina ..or most difficult will be Georgia.
Mitch McConnell cannot win.
Nunn is a big liberal and Georgia knows it.hell her father supports Obama and that has old democrats pissed.I think the rats getting the senate seat are premature.
I wish McConnell would have stepped down for the good of the party instead of running for re-election. He’s an old warhorse who has stayed well past his prime but thinks he’s got one last win in him. I think he’s mistaken there. He can call in every favor and cut all sorts of backroom deals with donors, but if the voters are as sick of him as I’ve read, it’s not likely to matter much.
“I’m from Arkansas and I’m picking Cotton. “
Cotton is the best candidate for US Senate in the entire country. He may be the best candidate for anything in the USA for a long time.
“Thomas Bryant “Tom” Cotton (born May 13, 1977) is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Arkansas’s 4th congressional district since 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a lawyer.
Born in Russellville, Arkansas, Cotton is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He worked as a law clerk and as an attorney in private practice before joining in the U.S. Army in 2005. Cotton served a tour in Iraq and Afghanistan, before leaving the military with the rank of captain in 2009. He worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company before returning to his hometown of Dardanelle, Arkansas to work on his family’s cattle farm.
In September 2011, Cotton announced his candidacy to run for Congress, after five term incumbent Mike Ross announced he wouldn’t run for reelection.”
Ok, he graduated from Harvard law and then enlisted to go to Afghanistan after 9-11, educated at a top college and worked for McKinsey a top business consulting firm. Then he did not challenge a “rino” incumbent, but waited his turn. He did not run for Senate out of the blue but advanced to that level via House of representatives. And he returned to his family cattle farm. And he is plain spoken and a regular guy.
Does it get any better than that. And check out his picture.
Cotton is a regular guy who happens to be wise, and exceptionally talented, and well schooled and trained, a patriot and well experienced too.
I don’t feel good about Georgia at all. That could be the seat the GOP loses. The only 2 hopes I have is 1: The fact that GA is a deep Red State and 2: People under 40 don’t know who Sam Nunn was and they’re not as enthralled with the Clintons as the older generation of liberals and Democrats. But, we could very well lose GA and if Mitch McConnell wins the GOP Primary over Bevin, we could lose KY.
Only likely pick up I see for the GOP is WV.
No, no! WV, NC, AR, MT, CO and SD are “fo sho” pick ups for the GOP.
If McConnell wins the primary then we have lost Kentucky no matter who wins the election.
There is no reason for Soros or whoever to limit the touch screen vote count manipulation to presidential elections when the Senatorial election this year is actually crucial to waltzing the Total State across the finish line in this presidential term.
Of course, if they get a 50 / 50 count, we’ll get a “power sharing” agreement like we did under Trent Lott, which really means that the Democrats still control.
If we had not had years of Democrats by another name (Saxby Chamblis, Sonny Perdue, Johnney Isakson, and gov. Deal) we wouldn’t even be close to letting a worthless Democrat back in.
When we finally broke free of voting for democrats, for the first time in over a hundred years, everyone was happy. But then it turned out we just had democrats that had changed their party names. Business as usual. Good ol’boy politics without an ounce of conservatism and morals.