In recent weeks it has become evident that the GOP is now holding an edge in the race for the Senate.
This edge that the GOP gained can be linked to the failed rollout of Obamacare and the dissatisfaction the people have with Obamacare and President Obama.
Back in October, polls were showing that democrats had a large edge over Republicans. A CNN poll showed Democrats were leading Republicans 50% to 42%. Now a CNN poll that was released a few days ago shows Republicans leading Democrats 49% to 44%.
Democrats currently hold a 55-45 majority in the United States Senate. Below is the names of the 35 states that will be up for reelection in 2014. Next to each state I also put my prediction of who will win in 2014 based on polling for each state.
Republican Controlled Senate Seats Up For Reelection:
Alabama - Safe Republican
Georgia - Likely Republican
Idaho - Safe Republican
Kansas - Safe Republican
Kentucky - Likely Republican
Maine - Safe Republican
Mississippi - Safe Republican
Nebraska - Safe Republican
Oklahoma - Safe Republican
South Carolina - Safe Republican
South Carolina (Special Election) - Safe Republican
Tennessee - Safe Republican
Texas - Safe Republican
Wyoming - Safe Republican
Democrat Controlled Senate Seats Up For Reelection:
Alaska - Toss Up
Arkansas - Toss Up
Colorado - Likely Democrat
Delaware - Safe Democrat
Hawaii (Special Election) - Safe Democrat
Illinois - Safe Democrat
Iowa - Toss Up
Louisiana - Toss Up
Massachusetts - Safe Democrat
Michigan - Toss Up
Minnesota - Safe Democrat
Montana - Likely Republican
New Hampshire - Toss Up
New Jersey - Safe Democrat
New Mexico - Safe Democrat
North Carolina - Toss Up
Oregon - Safe Democrat
Rhode Island - Safe Democrat
South Dakota - Safe Republican
Virginia - Likely Democrat
West Virginia - Likely Republican
Republicans - 17 out 0f 35 Seats Up For Reelection
Democrats - 11 out of 35 Seats Up For Reelection
Toss Up - 7 out of 35 Seats Up For Reelection
2014 Senate Tally:
Republicans - 48 out of 100 Senate Seats
Democrats - 45 out of 100 Senate Seats
Toss Up - 7 out of 100 Senate Seats
Democrats can no longer think about gaining in the Senate. They are now on the defensive, their goal is to hold on to what they got. Democrats have little to no chance with gaining seats. There are no Republican controlled Senate seats that are considered toss ups. But seven of the Democrat controlled Senate seats are considered toss ups, and polls are showing Democrats are losing an additional three seats to the republicans.
The Democrats have one candidate and one candidate only in 2016. That is Hillary Clinton. Other than Hillary the Democrats have no one. They do have other possibly candidates but none of them have the ability to run a national campaign for President and win. These other possible candidates include:
When I first see these candidates the first thought that comes to my mind is who the heck are they. Everybody on the list has no name recognition but Joe Biden, and that's only because he is the Vice President. Besides the fact that his campaign won't be taken seriously because he has a record of making crazy comments. If he would run, it would be his third Presidential campaign.
If Hillary does not run Democrats will run into a huge problem, and even if Hillary does win the Democratic nomination, she definitely is not going straight to the White House. She already lost once to a little known Illinois Senator that spent more time campaigning for President than actually serving in the United States Senate. Democrats will have to deal with alot of questions about the situations and policies that were put in place under Obama's Presidency.
On a side note there's one name that comes to mind that would be pushed to run if Hillary does not run. That is 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry. The odds are against it, since no candidate since Richard Nixon ran for President twice after losing in the general election the first time. I do not believe John Kerry will win the Presidency, but he would simple be a keep hope alive candidate for the Democrats.
Fox News Election 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Survey:
Survey of 376 registered Republican voters. The survey was conducted on December 14, 2013 - December 16, 2013. The margin of error is +/- 5%.
Fox News listed out 13 reasons why Santa Clause is a conservative.
Netflix released a trailer for a new documentary called "Mitt."
It is a documentary that covers six years worth of behind the scenes footage of Mitt Romney's journey for running for President. The film will be released on Netflix on January 24, 2014.
Scott Brown's family is now moving into their home in New Hampshire. Scott Brown recently sold his house in Massachusetts.
This is fueling speculation that Scott Brown will make another run for the Senate in 2014 for the Senate seat in New Hampshire. The seat is currently occupied by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. The holiday season is taking up most of my time. Posts will resume tomorrow.
Possible 2016 Republican Presidential candidate, Congressman Peter King of New York released his super pac today. The name of it is "American Leadership Now PAC." In the "Our Mission" page of the website, it states:
American Leadership Now (ALN) is a bold, new Leadership Political Action Committee (PAC) created and chaired by U.S. Representative Peter T. King. ALN PAC is committed to the tried and true American virtues of protecting the homeland, expanding opportunity for all citizens, and delivering a better country for the next generation.
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