interviews the National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman:
I think we’ve got very good opportunities for pickups in ’12, and another reason I decided to stay on was I think we have an opportunity to turn the corner and get in the majority.
There will be 23 Democratic-held seats and 10 Republicans Senate seats up for grabs in the next cycle, many with a conservative leanings, according to 2010 results. The top five takeovers are in Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Virginia.
Last cycle, the DSCC outraised the NRSC by $15 million because the DSCC asked its candidates to donate personal money to the national organization. Cornyn will continue to decline to ask for personal money, though he will continue to ask candidates for their time.