In 2014, 20 democrat senators (including Senators Durbin, Franken, Baucus, Hagan, Harkin, Kerry, and Lautenberg) can run for re-election, and only 13 Republicans (including Senators Alexander, Johanns, Cochran, and Roberts) can run for re-election.
2008 was such a disaster that in 2014 Maine is the only non deep red state to elect a Republican senator so that is the only state where a seat could be lost, unless there is a third party split in some other states. So that is good news.
Bad news though is that some of those Demo incumbents are really well entrenched. Hard to see Franken getting beaten now. I had thought Shaheen would be vulnerable but NH lurched to the far left this year. Unless there is a tremendous GOP tsunami I can’t see Durbin going anywhere. Even if Louse-enberg retires (is he 90 yet??) another Dem will probably win in NJ.
GOP pick up chances are probably best in AK and SD, and I they are gearing up already to go after Landrieu in LA. Even a gain of a few seats will at least be a step in the right direction.
What is Lautenberg-100years old?
The Senate map looks great for us.
The only Republican up in democrat state is Collins and she is popular.
We cannot afford any slip ups though, we need 6 for a bare majority.
Boy it would have been nice to have won a couple more races the past 2 elections.