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2014 On The Horizon

The 2014 mid-terms are less than 2 years away. As is the case, every seat in the House of Representatives will be contested as well as 35 of the seats in the U.S. Senate. That does not even address the Governor and State Legislature races that will be on the ballot as well.

Democrats and liberal organizations are identifying and targeting potentially-winnable House seats with the goal to achieve the net gain of 17 seats that would take control of that chamber. Similarly, Republicans and their political supporters are eyeing the upcoming races in an attempt to gain the net 6 Senate sets that would return them to the Majority position.

At a glance and much to the chagrin of liberals convinced of their impending ascendancy, the early advantage would seem to favour Republicans and their quest for retake the Senate. Of the 35 Senate races, Democrats will be defending 2 seats for every 1 seat that Republicans have at risk (21 D - 14 R). In many of those states (AL, AR, LA, MT, SD, & WV), Mitt Romney won the state-wide races by 10 or more points! Alternatively, ME would appear to be an easily-identifiable Republican seat at risk.

Thanks to Wikipedia for the background info.

Over the next few weeks, we will be identifying specific races and states where Republicans and conservatives will want to focus. With good planning and targeting (both Senate and House seats), there are opportunities for more legislative gains.

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