Well, well, well, not even two weeks ago, I wondered if the GOP could flip the Senate this fall. While I thought it unlikely, I said Republicans could make major gains if we recruited good candidates in states like Indian, New York, Washington and Wisconsin.
And guess what? Larry Sabato is now saying the same thing:
A few months ago, even GOP leaders said that taking over the Senate was a pipe dream, and it is still not probable. But as some independents sour on the Democratic Party, the possibility for a GOP majority can no longer be dismissed out of hand. . . . .
Among the senators who could be endangered by a new wave of Republican entries are Evan Bayh (Indiana), Kirsten Gillibrand (New York), Patty Murray (Washington), and Russ Feingold (Wisconsin).
(H/t Jim Geraghty.)
Several Democratic incumbents said later that none of the 19 Democratic seats up this year are safe — and that fundamental parts of the agenda need to be re-examined to win over voters back home.
“Every state is now in play,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who faces the toughest reelection battle of her career — most likely against wealthy Republican Carly Fiorina.
All 19? Chuckie, too?
Wonder why they described my gal Carly as “wealthy.” Does DiFi get the same adjective? And Carly earned her fortune, Feinstein married hers.