Happy Long Weekend, DSCC!

Posted: Sep 04, 2010 10:16 AM
This morning, political prognosticator extraordinaire Charlie Cook sends along a delightful bit of analysis for Harry Reid, Bob Menendez, & Co:  "The Senate's In Play."
For much of this year, it seemed a near mathematical impossibility that Republicans could score the 10-seat net gain needed to flip the Senate, which is split between 59 Democrats (including two independents who caucus with Democrats and largely vote with the party) and 41 Republicans. As recently as six weeks ago, I wrote in a CongressDailyAM column that a GOP win was "certainly possible" but "still fairly unlikely." Although the "fairly unlikely" part is still valid, the possibility of a GOP takeover is growing.
Enjoy that Labor Day BBQ, Blanche Lincoln!