Just a few months ago the prospect of the GOP taking back the US Senate was bleak.
Not any more…
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Even Barack Obama admitted today that 15 senate seats are in play.
The Hill reported:
President Obama implored supporters on Monday for donations to help Democrats in the 15 Senate seats he said were “up for grabs” on Nov. 2.
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The president painted a picture of an expansive map of competitive Senate races in a fundraising e-mail for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
“I’m counting on the DSCC to win the 15 Senate seats still up for grabs over these last 15 days,” Obama wrote, asking for more than $900,000 in donations before Thursday to finance a get-out-the-vote “blitz” over the weekend.
Republicans need to pick up a net gain of 10 Senate seats on Election Day in order to win back a majority in the Senate, and make Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) the majority leader.
The nonpartisan Cook Political Report lists 11 races as “toss up” contests, nine of which are currently controlled by Democrats. Republicans are also seen by Cook as being well-positioned to pick up Democratic seats in Indiana, Arkansas and North Dakota.