Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Senate Dems Already Worried Sick Over 2012

The 2010 election is barely over and Senate Democrats facing re-election in 2012 are already worried sick over their prospects. They not only fear the Dems will lose control of the Senate, they fear they're seats will be the ones costing the party control of the upper house. 
In 2012, the Democrats have to defend 23 seats in the Senate while the GOP need only defend 10. That's a tall order for the Dems.
And selected pundits are already dismissing the Dem's chances. Here's how Fox News reports it:
Some analysts, who have already begun digging in to the 2012 races, give Republicans the advantage. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics says, "There are 13 Democrats who are vulnerable to very vulnerable, while there are just six Republicans who are vulnerable to very vulnerable."
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) admits she's feeling the heat. When asked about her 2012 re-election bid she replied, "I'd be less than honest if I didn't say that I was worried."
McCaskill is likely to be among the GOP's top targets, which will probably also include: Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.).
And McCaskill acknowledges that Democrats have an uphill battle, "The voters obviously spoke very loudly a few weeks ago, and I heard them." Other Democrats facing re-election, like Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) are publicly floating the idea of retiring altogether.
Click here to read the full story from Fox.

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