Skip to comments.WSJ: Republicans Could Win up to 10 Senate Seats in November
Posted on 07/28/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT by cotton1706
Republicans are running competitively for 10 Senate seats now held by Democrats, heightening chances for the party to capture a majority of the U.S. Senate in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The Republican Party is generally less popular than either President Barack Obama or the Democratic Party, according to the Journal. Those sentiments are evidently offset by a combination of appealing Republican candidates and deep public disapproval of the president.
Democrats now hold 55 seats in the Senate. Republicans need a net gain of six for a majority. Republican senatorial candidates are doing well in seven states that went for Mitt Romney in 2012, as well as several states that went for Obama.
"A lot of times, a party has to run an inside-straight to win the majority," Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report told the Journal. "Instead of having five cards in their hand, the Republicans have about 10."
Republican chances of winning seats held by Democrats are good in Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. GOP candidates are also pressing effectively ahead in Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Even Colorado, Iowa, possibly Michigan can go either way, according to the Journal.
To salvage their campaigns, Democratic candidates are running on local issues and stressing what they have done for their constituents.
Red-state Democrats were aware that re-election would not come easy. "They've prepared for difficult campaigns, and they're all experienced politicians," Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster who is working on Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign, told the Journal.
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And they could only win 3.
Sadly it’s not enough.
Please, please, please let it be so. To see Harry Reid ousted as Majority Leader would be all I want for Christmas.
Ooooh, 3 republican’ts. What does it matter? If they are all cowards like Boner, or useless like Snow or McCain?
In before the “Hey,let’s go ahead and vote for a third party candidate, anyway.”
Sounds like a ‘Rat (0’Mullah / O’Ried / 0’Pelosi) Voter-suppression Operation.
Speaker Blank Check Boehner keeps Free for All Obama in power by not controlling Obamas spending or Impeaching Obama.
Gridlock Reid shuts down the DEMOCRAT BROTHERHOOD GOVERNMENT, (DBG), anytime that Boehner refuses to write Obama a Blank Check.
Free for All Obama is more than happy to play hooky from his day job and fly around on the taxpayers dime to raise Campaign money for Gridlock Reids Senate Candidates, and the DBG.
Blank Check Boehner is the key man to allow Free for All Obama to continue to fundamentally transform America, and Obama knows it.
Force Boehner to resign, and Obama will be at the mercy of New Speaker Jim Jordan or Trey Gowdy.
Keep Boehner as Speaker and there is very little reason to expect Mid-Term Voters to find an effective difference between Republicans and Democrats.
Bye-bye US House, and US Senate.
In the past I voted for McCain and Romney nationally, and for Scott Brown in Massachusetts. But I guess the right vote this year depends on your belief in how far gone this nation is, and what it will take to restore it, assuming that is even possible at this point.
Personally, I now believe that the only way to save this nation now (assuming such a thing is still possible) is to put conservatives in political offices and enact an agenda based on free markets, limited government and the rule of law. As long as we have a Republican party that actively opposes those ends (and we do, obviously), then I believe our only (slim) hope is drastic action.
As long as the Republican Party believes it can continue to survive by being Democrat-lite, it will never make the necessary change of direction.
Only when the Republican party understands that it must change or die can we hope to turn this country around. Our too-long-serving entrenched establishment politicians can still enjoy their comfy lifestyles, their wealth, power and prestige as members of a minority party. So why should they bother to change direction?
Surely a John Boehner (or an Eric Cantor -- had he not been defeated -- or a Mitch McConnell) would be just as happy to be minority leaders if the election cycle didn't go their way. Yes, they would prefer to be majority leaders, but what good would it be to them if a conservative Republican Party won the majority and then threw them out of their cushy positions and all those perks, replacing them with real conservatives?
Ask yourself -- which do you think Mitch McConnell would prefer -- a majority Republican party in which he was stripped of his position by a conservative majority, or a minority Republican party in which he could remain Senate minority leader because the majority of Republican senators were RINOs?
You may argue that we have no time to wait for the Republicans to realize that their only choice is to change or die as a viable party. But if we don't have time for that, then what makes you think we have time to wait for the RINOs and the GOP-e to pursue a "moderately marginal" course of action designed only to maintain their personal fiefdoms at the expense of a free America operating under the rule of Constitutional law?
The GOP had majority power in the House and Senate, and occupied the White House, 10 years ago. What did all that power do to move the agenda of liberty forward? Answer: nothing.
A GOP that cannot even sell liberty, limited governments and free markets to the American people is worse than useless. It is a party of tyranny enablers, and I will have none of it.
Unbelievably, today we are facing once again the stark choice between liberty and death.
Once again, these are the times that try men's souls. Conservatives need to be waging aggressive war against the totalitarian leftist tyrants on all fronts -- in the branches of government at the federal and state level, in academia, in the media, through public demonstrations, and in the voting booth.
You have apparently made your choice about the best way to proceed from this point on. But I respectfully disagree with that choice. I am done enabling.
If we really are to lose the greatest country in the history of the world, then let's at least be fighting for it when it goes down.
And who knows, maybe -- just maybe, if we show sufficient resolve and conviction -- divine Providence will once again provide the support that gave our founders their unlikely victory in 1776, and grant us once again the "new birth of freedom" that Lincoln called for a century later.
My guess is we pick up 7 seats, and Hairy Reed is sent to the corner wearing a dunce cap until he retires.
After the projected Romney landslide, I know that we just have to wait to see what really happens.
Ten seats, or no seats, it won’t matter. Howard Henry Baker, Jr., failed with 57 or 58 senators in 1981-1984.
They will find a way to lose. They work hard at it.
Snowe has already exited the premises, but Collins is still there with her ME smile.
The GOPe has absolutely no problem, and great experience in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...
I fully expect the GOP to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
I know the Republican Party has often fallen short of adhering to its precepts but it’s disheartening that the Demonrat Party (the new Communist party complete with dictator)is held in higher esteem by the great unwashed.
I fully expect the GOP to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
I have little doubt they will.
Hey, I hate the Republican Party too. I’m not sure the WSJ gets this. I hate a lot of the WSJ too, they’ve been a big open border pusher.