Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday with the Senators – Prognostication Edition

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There has been a shift in some of the Senate races that were considered by “they” to be out of reach for the Democrats. (You know, as in “they say”….whoever “they” may be.)

So today, we’re going to do something a little different. Based on what you already know, vote on what you think will happen with each of the races. For the next three Sundays, I’ll link back to this post in case you want to change your vote. The idea is not who YOU would vote for, but rather who you believe the majority of voters in each state will select on November 4.

We’ve polled before on how many seats you think we can get to, now is your chance to evaluate each race individually. Races are listed in the order of the Senate Forecast. To see all the most recent polls, click here and select “Senate” from the drop down on the left.

Democrats are in blue, Republicans are in red, the state is the colour of the currently-held seat. Third party candidates are in green. The name of each Democrat links to his/her web page, in case you’d like more information, or would like to make a contribution. I've included Texas, just in case.

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Virginia: Mark Warner, Jim Gilmore

New Jersey: Frank Lautenberg, Dick Zimmer

New Mexico: Tom Udall, Steve Pearce

New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen, John Sununu

Colorado: Mark Udall, Bob Schaffer

Alaska: Mark Begich, Ted Stevens

North Carolina: Kay Hagan, Elizabeth Dole, Chris Cole

Oregon: Jeff Merkley, Gordon Smith, Dave Brownlow

Minnesota: Al Franken, Norm Coleman, Dean Barkley

Mississippi: Ronnie Musgrove, Roger Wicker

Kentucky: Bruce Lunsford, Mitch McConnell

Maine: Tom Allen, Susan Collins

Georgia: Saxby Chambliss, Jim Martin

Texas: John Cornyn, Rick Noriega