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April 28, 2015

The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Roll Call ranks Landrieu as the most vulnerable senator. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators.

Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders.

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent.

The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse 50 percent on Nov. 4, the day of Louisiana’s jungle primary and possibly Landrieu’s best opportunity for re-election. She will undoubtedly get close. But if Landrieu doesn’t win a majority of the vote against a few GOP challengers, she will likely face Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in the Dec. 6 runoff.

If that happens, all bets are off, and Landrieu’s viability may depend on which party prevailed on Election Day.

With the elections just two months away, Democratic incumbents overall have run strong-enough campaigns to ensure the fight for the Senate majority remains a tossup — despite a playing field tilted heavily in the GOP’s direction.

Republicans, who need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber, are expected to get halfway there by picking up the open seats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. Its open-seat opportunities don’t stop there, but the GOP will likely need to defeat at least two sitting senators to win the majority.

They have several to choose from:

The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Pryor. (CQ Roll Call Photo)

1. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La.

No incumbent faces a more complicated path to re-election than Landrieu, thanks to the state’s unique voting process and calendar. With a challenging national climate and a strong GOP challenger in Rep. Bill Cassidy, Republicans may finally defeat the senator who has won some tough races before.

2. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

Pryor is surprising people in both parties and is in far better shape at this point than some expected a year ago. But he remains a top target of national Republicans, who believe Rep. Tom Cotton will ultimately win over the GOP voters who have supported Pryor in the past.

3. Mark Begich, D-Alaska

The Democrat running arguably the best campaign also happens to be in possibly the most challenging state for the party. Begich and his Democratic backers have been hammering Republican Dan Sullivan for months, long before he finally emerged with the nomination Aug. 19.

The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Hagan.

4. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

Hagan is a top target for Republicans, but circumstances have been good to her. Republican Thom Tillis, the state House speaker, had to put his candidacy on the back burner for the past several months when the legislature’s “short session” ended up not so short. He only became a full-time candidate last week, when the House finally wrapped up.

5. Mark Udall, D-Colo.

Udall has a strong opponent in Rep. Cory Gardner, and Colorado is a solidly purple state that could go either way. Democrats are hoping their 2010 playbook, which got Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet elected in a Republican wave year, will be as successful the second time around.

The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

McConnell.

6. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

If rankings went by polling alone, McConnell might be higher on this list. He faces a legitimate challenge in Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, a rock star fundraiser who makes the party optimistic. Grimes needs to top the 47 percent McConnell’s previous opponent received in 2008, but that’s not easy in a midterm cycle with an unpopular Democratic president.

7. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

Shaheen is well-liked and remains the clear favorite, but a single poll in mid-August showing a 2-point race caused an uproar of speculation. It’s likely not that close, but Republicans hope former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown will begin to close the gap after the Sept. 9 primary.

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Shaheen.

8. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

With a solid lead in the polls and large financial advantage, Merkley doesn’t appear to be in much danger. But Republican Monica Wehby is getting some much-needed help from the Koch brothers on the airwaves and Merkley’s poll numbers, while strong, don’t match Al Franken’s, pushing the Oregon senator up one spot on this list.

9. Al Franken, D-Minn.

Franken is a strong fundraiser in a solidly blue state. There’s a path for Republicans to potentially make this race competitive, but so far, GOP nominee Mike McFadden hasn’t made it happen.

10. Mark Warner, D-Va.

It would take a Republican wave election to oust Warner, a popular former governor with a massive cash advantage over his Republican opponent Ed Gillespie. He joins this list largely for lack of another option.

Editor’s note: Roll Call will publish a revised list of the Top 10 Most Vulnerable House Members on Wednesday. These features will be updated during the first week of October and again before Election Day. 

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  • Pete

    Pat Roberts is clearly more endangered than either Merkley or Warner. Gillespie’s candidacy is only popular among Beltway reporters and you failed to mention Monica Wehby’s issues. That said, these rankings are otherwise correct.

    • jasonm1980

      Kansas will not elect a democrat in November. Obama will re-elect Roberts in that state. If Wehby’s “issues” are up for debate, you better throw Al Franken’s into that mix. Perception is that he stole his seat, even in loony Minnesota.

      • Gambler2

        Well, Kansas may not elect a Democrat for the Senate, but its Republican governor seems to be in a bit of trouble in the polls.

        • brickman

          Are you referring to Sam Brownbackside?

          • Gambler2

            Yes, I was referring to Sam. I understand that he is trailing his Democratic opponent in the polls.

      • blockmccloud

        only thing loony are the far right wingnuts

        • jasonm1980

          Wow. Did you come up with that all on your own?

      • Vanbren5

        Franken’s ahead by twelve points

  • mah519

    Dick Durbin is in more danger than Mark Warner. Don’t believe me? look at the polls!

    • blockmccloud

      Only a delusional wingnut really thinks the GOP have a chance at Durbin’s seat, but hey, keep dreaming wingnut

    • blockmccloud

      You right wing nuts are putting seats into play that the GOP have little to no chance of winning. LOL

      • mah519

        Hey, I wasn’t saying Durbin’s seat is in play, it’s certainly not. I’m saying it’s more in play than freaking Mark Warner’s seat. Why don’t you look at context and instead of pretending that I’m some sort of right-wing nut. Look at the poll numbers, Durbin is winning by only a 10 point margin, sometimes less in polls, whereas Mark Warner is reguarly above 20 or more. You sound more like the unskewing right wingers than I do!

    • Vanbren5

      Same polls that had Romoney winning in a landslide!? LOL

      • mah519

        Even PPP has it closer than the Mark Warner race (A poll from a long time ago has it within 15, which Gillespie has never been able to do).

  • DrGeneNelson

    Hmm…. What is the probability of Democrats losing the Senate in November, 2014? Five Democrats in the top 5 vulnerable positions. Four Democrats in the remaining five vulnerable positions.

    Also, Roll Call anticipates Republican pickups in 3 other Senate races, so Republicans need only win FOUR of the above races.

    • danadee

      I hope and pray they win far more than that so that they will develop a spine and understand that they have a clear mandate to listen to what the vast majority of the American people are saying–we want our country back!!

      • blockmccloud

        The conservative wingnuts are not the vast majority of the American people you simpleton. They are a fringe minority

        • danadee

          You make your points, to the extent you have any, with such class!

      • Gambler2

        According to Sam Wang at Princeton, the Democrats have a 70% chance of keeping the senate. See elections.princeton.edu.

      • Vanbren5

        Your demographic is a dying one fading away! Try to remember the best way to win over voters is to NOT insult them!

        • danadee

          REALLY? What world do you live in? I think I was the one who was insulted!! And although I highly disagree with what you are saying, assuming for the sake of argument that you are correct, that my “demographic is a dying one fading away,” doesn’t mean that this demographic is wrong. Our Constitution gave rise to an experimental government that enabled an entire and newly-formed nation to become the most productive one and a world power in the shortest amount of time in all of civilization. Perhaps it is time to return to basics. As for my comment above, it was not an insult to the voters; it was an insult to the politicians in Washington, D.C., in particular, the rhinos, who have helped to create the cesspool that our nation’s capital has become!!

  • Packard Day

    Any vote for Mary Landrieu (or any other Democrat for that matter) in November is going to be a vote to sustain and support the current policies of President Barrack Obama.

    So if you like the President and where the country is now headed, this fall is your next chance show your support by voting Democratic. If not, however,…

    • twopartysystem1

      He’s not the president – he stole the 2012 election with IRS/FBI/ATF government intimidation, blatant policy lies, inner city vote rigging, etc. There’s an illegitimate squatter in the WH.

      • terjeanderson

        I think you need more tin foil.

        • twopartysystem1

          I understand that the last six years are hard to defend without ignoring facts. Gullible voters fell for a transparently unqualified do-nothing pushed along by affirmative action. It’s now gratifying to see recent polls indicating many of these gullible folks have learned their lesson.

        • Lumpenproletariat

          But hey, this guy’s great for RWNJ bingo. Now we just need him to mention golfing and Benghazi.

          • twopartysystem1

            Aw heck no. It’s all about The Rich People Who Took Your Money. And “Racism”. And Global Warming. And of course… Bush.

      • Vespasion

        Not new to America. Lyndon Johnson always feared being called illegitimate, and yet he was. No wonder he feared it so much. It was true and he knew it. Stealing Elections is nothing new. In Texas they just add names to the vote count. In Louisiana, the dead vote all day long. La is the only state that the dead have a voting rights act. You cannot make them vote all day long without a break. The voting locations have to be bilingual in case the dead still speak Spanish, French, or Queens English from the distant past when New Orleans was under different flags. They must be registered in order to now apply for Drivers Lic. and healthcare benefits, food stamps, and lawn care at the cemetery.

      • Lumpenproletariat

        Cool conspiracy theory, dude. Perhaps you’d like to present some evidence of widespread voting fraud.

        Now, I’ve asked many, many of your fellow travelers who have made similar claims this question, and none of them have been able to provide anything resembling any significant fraud in any recent election. But hey, maybe you’ll finally be the one to dig some out!

        • Robert Salinas

          There is plenty of evidence and it has been reported on, you just choose to ignore it.

          • Lumpenproletariat

            If there was actually credible evidence you’d have presented it by now. There isn’t, and you know it, and you know whatever flimsy excuse for proof that convinced you will be soundly debunked. Sound about right? If not, prove me wrong.

          • Den Christe

            Evidence continues to mount of
            massive nationwide voter fraud during both presidential elections of
            Barack Obama. Many on the far-left simply felt that it was safe to
            cheat for Obama, because they assumed the Obama administration would
            protect them. Recently Al Sharpton held a rally in Cincinnati in
            which a black woman who voted five times was treated as a guest of
            honor. The woman, who is unrepentant, was convicted but received no
            actual punishment. The rally was a sort of “in your face”
            nose rub. Many in the black community view voter fraud as justified.

            The NC State Board of Elections just announced that it has
            matched 36,335, who voted in the 2012 election for Barack Obama, with
            people who also voted in other states. This is just one type
            of voter fraud. This doesn’t even include the people who voted for
            their friends, people who submitted absentee ballots for other
            people, or crooked poll workers that simply mass voted for people who
            didn’t show up.

            In 2012, Romney won North Carolina by a slim majority.

            HOWEVER! North Carolina is one of the states where voter fraud
            probably threw the election to Barack Obama in 2008. McCain was in
            the lead for hours. Then the last 1% of precincts, which came almost
            exclusively from heavily black precincts, changed the results. Obama
            won by a razor thin margin. Overwhelmingly black urban precincts were
            disproportionately the last to turn in their results, even though
            they typically had a much shorter distance to transport their
            results. This suggests cheating after the polls closed, and not even
            the same kind of cheating that the NC Sate Board is talking about.

            Barack Obama won by 14k votes in North Carolina in 2008. If the
            same 36k+ people who double voted in two different states in 2012,
            did the same thing in 2008, it would have changed the results of the
            whole election. Remember, the 36k is only one kind of cheating. The
            woman convicted of voting five times in Ohio, did not even use this
            method.

        • twopartysystem1

          Start with Lois Lerner email, dude. It’s just getting good.

          • Lumpenproletariat

            I’ll assume from your attempt to change the subject that you do not, in fact, have any evidence of voting fraud. Thanks for playing.

          • twopartysystem1

            I said the election was stolen – IRS was part of it – no subject change And further, we’ll still be talking about the IRS voter intimidation scandal in the 2016 race. It’s just getting started and it may take two more years to unfold – but it’s not going away, because there has been an obvious and clumsy cover up.

          • Den Christe

            Critics of
            voter ID and other laws cracking down on voter fraud claim they’re
            unnecessary because fraud is nonexistent. For instance, Brennan
            Center attorneys Michael Waldman and Justin Levitt claimed last year:
            “A person casting two votes risks jail time and a fine for minimal
            gain. Proven voter fraud, statistically, happens about as often as
            death by lightning strike.”

            Well, lightning is suddenly all over
            Cincinnati, Ohio. The Hamilton County Board of Elections is
            investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud that occurred
            when Ohio was a focal point of the 2012 presidential election. A
            total of 19 voters and nine witnesses are part of the probe.

            Democrat Melowese Richardson has been
            an official poll worker for the last quarter century and registered
            thousands of people to vote last year. She candidly admitted to
            Cincinnati’s Channel 9 this week that she voted twice in the last
            election.

            This is how Channel 9′s website
            summarized the case:

            According to county documents,
            Richardson’s absentee ballot was accepted on Nov. 1, 2012 along
            with her signature. On Nov. 11, she told an official she also voted
            at a precinct because she was afraid her absentee ballot would not be
            counted in time.

            “There’s absolutely no intent
            on my part to commit voter fraud,” said Richardson. . . .

            The board’s documents also state
            that Richardson was allegedly disruptive and hid things from other
            poll workers on Election Day after another female worker reported she
            was intimidated by Richardson. . . .

            During the investigation it was
            also discovered that her granddaughter, India Richardson, who was a
            first time voter in the 2012 election, cast two ballots in November.

            Richardson insists she has done nothing
            wrong and promises to contest the charges: “I’ll fight it for Mr.
            Obama and for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United
            States.”

          • Lumpenproletariat

            Please cease spamming my notification tab with copy-pastes from fringe conservative sites. I’m not interested. If you are incapable of unwilling to form an argument of your own then don’t bother wasting my time with other people’s gish-gallop.

          • brianD

            You asked for supporting evidence, then when facts – reported on the 4 local tv stations – are brought up, you don’t want evidence… ????? You just want opinion? Make up your mind.

          • Lumpenproletariat

            Thanks for your interest in a 20 day old conversation, dude. I’m glad you felt you had something valuable to add to the discussion.

            However, I choose to make a distinction between a discussion with supporting evidence, and someone replying to me five or six times with posts that consists entirely of copy-paste spam from looney fringe sites.

            And that’s not even getting into his questionable definition of “widespread voting fraud.” (Hint: If it’s far, far less than 1% of the total votes cast – much less single cases – then it’s not rampant.)

            But please, if you still feel you have something to add to this discussion – feel free to take up his mantle and provide me with evidence of rampant voting fraud. Use your own words. If it’s anywhere near as widespread as you and your fellow travelers claim, then it should be pretty easy to provide proof of AT LEAST 1% of the total ballots cast in any given state, in any given election. Right?

        • Den Christe

          Some 6.9
          million Americans are registered to vote in two or more states,
          according to a report obtained by Watchdog.org.

          “Our nation’s voter rolls are a
          mess,” says Catherine Engelbrecht, president of the election-watch
          group True The Vote.

          “Sensible approaches to roll
          maintenance are fought tooth and nail by radical special interests
          who can use the duplicity in the system to their advantage,” she
          said.

          The latest interstate voter cross check
          tallied 6,951,484 overlapping voter registrations, and they’re just
          the tip of the iceberg.

          The cross-check program involves only
          28 states and does not include the three largest: California, Texas
          and Florida.

          “Duplicate registration is an open
          invitation to voting fraud,” said Clara Belle Wheeler, a member of
          the Election Board in Albemarle County, Va. “This ability to vote
          more than once dilutes the legal votes and changes the results of
          elections.”

          The interstate cross-check program
          matches first and last names and dates of birth to identify multiple
          registrations.But the data are not routinely used to purge
          duplicates.

          “Increasingly lax standards in our
          election process produce increasingly unreliable results,”
          Engelbrecht asserted.

          • Lumpenproletariat

            That’s some cool copy-pasting, but it doesn’t actually address my post in any way. First of all, dual registration isn’t evidence of voting fraud. Furthermore, first name/last name/date of birth matches isn’t even proof of dual registration.

            http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=997888

            Now that I’ve addressed your attempt to derail the topic, perhaps you can find it in yourself to actually respond to my post. With your own words, please.

          • Den Christe

            Evidence of mass voter
            fraud has been uncovered in four Alabama counties. However, the media
            is censoring important details.

            The following counties were found to have more voters on the rolls
            than total resident who are voting age adults. Do you really thing it
            is a coincidence that the four counties showing blatant evidence of
            voter fraud are four of the blackest counties in the state?

            Greene County: Over 81% Black
            Hale
            County: 59% Black
            Lowndes County: 74% Black
            Macon
            County: 85% Black

            All across America, black leaders are campaign against laws that
            would make it harder to commit voter fraud. In Cincinnati, Al
            Sharpton held a rally to denounce anti-voter fraud laws. He invited a
            woman on stage who was convicted of voter fraud. She admits voting
            for Obama several times in the same election and is unrepentant. She
            was given a standing ovation by the crowd.

            As black leaders denounce efforts to crack down on voter fraud,
            evidence mounts that black people commit voter fraud in great
            disproportion to their population.

          • Vanbren5

            Take it up at your KKK rally. Don’t forget your dentures, your cigarettes, and white pointy hood.

      • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

        File charges then.
        Posting here won’t help

    • Vanbren5

      The republicans are FAR more unpopular than our President… The voters know this which is why your party can’t pull ahead in the polls. Even in Red States

      • Packard Day

        I’ll put you down as a vote for more of the same.

        God bless America…ehh?

        • Vanbren5

          I am one of the many who is much better off than when GWB was in the WH. You see, I don’t expect a President to take care of me. I take care of myself and my family. I updated my skillls and invested properly in real estate and I mutual funds and these investments are producing excellent yields. Its not the President’s fault that your life sucks. Your life sucks because you suck at making good choices in your life. Maybe you failed to update your skills for a changing economy, maybe you had too many kids, maybe you got fat and soft and developed a chronic illness. Maybe youre simply a nasty, intolerant , racist hater and blame others for everything. Until YOU accept responsibility for your problems you will always be a nasty hateful person waitng for a President to make your life better.

          • Packard Day

            Van,

            Congratulations! If you are part of the country’s top 10% (i.e. household income >$162K/year and a net worth minus your primary residence and cars that is measured with 7 numbers) or are a member of the exclusive “Washington DC/Wall Street Patriot Class,” then you my friend have done really well. Extraordinarily well indeed, I might add. Whoo hoo and God bless America…ehh?

            So you get no argument from me. While you saw your investment portfolio (e.g. S&P 500) triple under Barrack Obama, the bottom 90% either lost ground or fought to just stay financially above water. Okay, I got it. Check, check, and double check. Good for you.

            But, don’t you ever feel a little guilty about what happened to the bottom 90%? Sure, you made FU money investing in the likes of Humana, AETNA, CIGNA, and Wellpoint, while the rubes, ne’er do wells, and village idiots were buying into the fantasy of subsidized Obamacare. This is good?

          • Vanbren5

            Yes. of course I feel bad for those who lost ground in the last few years. I dont waste time sitting around blaming the President who inherited it. The republicans answer to these people is to snatch away their safety net and give them a voucher while giving more tax cuts to wealthy. These vouchers will not even pay for treatment for simple chronic illness like diabetes. I believe a sophisticated society keeps the safely net strong for those who fall into it. I have never been on public assistance but I support keeping it in place. I support ACA because -in the long run -as we culturally become accustomed to having it, then premiums will fall as more and more competitors and purchasers enter the Health care market place.

          • TxPharm

            You are dead wrong.
            I’ve worked in health care for 30 years, have read ACA, and have googled it daily for 2 years.
            In short I know Obamacare policy and politics as well as anyone you will encounter.
            If the MSm had done its job and reported on the provisions of Obamacare, there is no way Obama would have been re elected.
            ALL provisions of Obamacare are designed to cause premiums to skyrocket so the electorate screams for single payer. Democrats left the infrastructure for single payer, the “HMO on steroids” ACO system, buried in An 1800 page bill they knew no one woukd read.
            Medicare patients are being pushed into ACOs as of 1/1/14, the plan being for almost everyone to be pushed in over the next five years.
            However, Democrats have made so many political blunders on ACA, Obama has had to slow down implementation and resort to Plan B – taxpayer funded bailouts until the employer mandate causes millions to be dumped into exchanges starting next year.
            Obamaacre is simply Democrats purchase of a large easily manipulated underclass/lower middle class voting block on the backs of all those who make $47,100 single $94,200 family. THAT is why they will stop at absolutely nothing to ram it through. The end justifies the means.

          • Vanbren5

            Hysteria, fear, panic. The world is falling apart all around you. The more buyers and sellers in the health insurance market places, the lower prices will go.If you have a better idea then please make a polite suggestion. However if it does not cover everybody and guarantee health insurance security even when worker is unempoyed, then keep it to yourself. Has the Republican House offered a realistic plan? Of course not. They haven’t offered a plan that wil cover everybody because they hate many of their fellow Americans that will benefit from it. Theydon’t won’t to pass anything that will give them any health care security.So for this reason, your party will never earn their votes.

          • $16304270

            What kind of a clown are you? So you finally started taking care of yurself and now decide to let big gov’t Den scum take much of it from you and pi** it down the drain on BS programs?

      • mabramso

        Not being “ahead in the polls” just means that it isn’t in the bag yet. Incumbents rarely actually trail in the polls, and if they do, they get blown out on election day. In the red state incumbent races, it is the INCUMBENT’s percentage that is the stable one. For the red state Dem incumbents who are polling around 45%, the polls are accurate for them — that is about what they will end up getting on election day, while the challengers bag the rest.

    • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

      Awwww! Poor baby!

  • MichMike

    The ruling elite’s plans to divide us, when we are not, is the only hope. It is amazing that openly corrupt and criminal politicians still have chances to win because “the other side is so bad” when there is no other side. The people are not divided on virtually every basic issue, which is why any discussion of basic issues is immediately hijacked by the ruling elite and their media propaganda outlets.

  • migtex1234

    Do hope democrats lose BUT, I hope new republicans will have some backbone that has been sadly missing on republican side.

  • go_figure7722

    Joni Ernst in Iowa. Another excellent chance of a GOP pickup.

    • jasonm1980

      Yeah, i was thinking the same thing. Why is that race not on the list? Ernst is slightly up in the RCP average and Bruce Braley has stumbled more than a wino on a stairmaster.

      • brickman

        Bruce Braley is not a Senator and thus can’t be on a list of the ten most vulnerable senators. That’s what’s going on.:)

        • jasonm1980

          Good point but the Iowa seat wasn’t mentioned at all in the article. It started off mentioning the amount of seats needed to retain or switch party control. WV, SD and MT, were mentioned, all three of which don’t have an incumbent (now that Walsh is out). But you’re right that Iowa shouldn’t be “on the list”.

    • Vanbren5

      Braley is hitting her on the stupid statements in her recent past. She’s on record saying some very ridiculous stuff. She has been tagged as another Sarah Palin and Sarah Palin is NOT popular in Iowa. Bruce Braley will win big.

      • blockmccloud

        i AGREE, Braley will win big. Ernst opposes the farm bill and she is on record saying controversial things that only a far right wingnut would say Being supported by a loser nut like Palin will be her downfall in purple IOWA

        • Vanbren5

          Republicans forget that voters pay attention — most of the time.

      • jasonm1980

        Bruce Braley. You mean the extremist trial lawyer who takes millions from far left trial lawyer organizations linked to D.C.? The Bruce Braley who said such stupid statements as Grassley was “a farmer who never went to law school”, then in a 4th of July parade claimed he himself was a farmer, and he’s not. The Bruce Braley who posts an English fruit farm on his Facebook page and tries passing it off as an Iowa farm? The Bruce Braley who spells baling hay as “bailing” hay and detasseling as “detassling”?
        I doubt Iowans want a rich, pompous, illiterate, idiot, trial lawyer liar representing them in the Senate.

        • Vanbren5

          Ernst is a terrible candidate. She can’t stop saying ignorant crap. She’s Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, and Sarah Palin.. They didn’t work out too well for you, did they?

    • blockmccloud

      Ernst is a right wing wacko out of step with most sane Iowans

      • go_figure7722

        Hardly. Compared to a lawyer-loving, anti-legal reform – per his own words – and contempt for farmers in Iowa, it doesn’t appear Braley wishes to represent all Iowans.

  • Browns Fan42

    Let’s remember ALL Senate Democrats agreed with Obama when he said, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan…period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor….period. And your premiums will decrease by up to $2500/year.” And when Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, in 2011 said that wasn’t true, and brought up a bill that actually REQUIRED plans to be grandfather in, ALL Democratic senators vote AGAINST it.

    Remember, a vote for a Democrat in the Senate is a vote for Harry Reid….and Obama.

    • Vanbren5

      Nobody remembers anything or really cares about that. More are aware that they now have a family member or friend that finally has access to Healthcare and they know that the republican party is against those voters getting that health care. The republican party is FAR more unpopular than Obama.

      • jefflll

        “More are aware that they now have a family member or friend that finally has access to Healthcare….”

        Interesting take on it, but that number of people is a minuscule number compared with the number of people who were kicked off of a plan that they liked or lost a doctor they liked. In fact a lot of people on ObamaCare were the ones kicked off their policies. Care to guess which way they are voting?

        I do not know of one person that I am associated with that didn’t have insurance, that now does. I have family members that have lost their insurance and do not qualify for subsidies, and when faced with the tripled deductibles, doubled rates and narrowed coverage they have opted to take the fine from the IRS.

        My folks and I have lost specialty docs due to them closing their practices because they can’t afford the extra personnel to cover the compliance issues required under ObamaCare.

        These stories are numerous and it will get worse. The POTUS has put off the worst parts of this law until after the election. So, any questions who will be held accountable for screwing with peoples healthcare? Every bad experience that anyone has with their health care will be laid at the feet of the (D)s, since ZERO (R)s voted on this. I now know of a lot of people that will never vote (D) again because of this law. See you in Nov and we will see how it works out for you.

        • Vanbren5

          You are an aging white man living in an insular world. Your white privilege has granted you this.. In the real world most people are better off than when Dumbya was President.

          • Alvin Chipmunk

            Is that all the Democratic Party can say is “You are an aging white man living in an insular world”. Wow! Gee, and I thought Democrats were supposed to be for everybody, not just certain groups. Boy was I wrong!

          • Vanbren5

            Grey headed racist white men don’t see racism because they live far from it. They don’t have black and brown friends. They don’t attend churches where black and brown people worship. The sit in front of Fox News all day having their predjudices justified.They have no compassion for the family of an unarmed Black teenager shot six times down in the street. They have no compassion for hispanic unaccompanied minors languishing in the immigration system. They have no compassion for others.

          • jefflll

            Vanbren, this is an amazing string of posts that you put up.

            You have managed to portray yourself as:
            Racist: I am white, therefore I am a lesser person
            Bigoted: I am old, therefore I am a lesser person.
            Bigoted: I am a male, therefore I am a lesser person.
            Bigoted: Because I am a disabled vet, I am not a person but a parasite
            Ill-informed: Because I draw a military career pension as part of my employment compensation package, I am again a labeled as a parasite and an ungrateful crack addict.

            My dear, you have been flagged for the Progressive Troll that you are. This article is about the senate possibly changing hands, not a forum to personally attack me. Pathetic and vile!

          • Alvin Chipmunk

            Then you’re the perfect example of racism, but yours is worse because it’s hypocritical.

          • jefflll

            “In the real world most people are better off than when Dumbya was President.”

            Really? The average unemployment under Bush’s 8 years was 5.8%. Under BHO’s 6 years it is 8.7%. There are 9 million missing jobs due to population growth since BO took office (need 125k jobs created a month just to cover population growth), it is just getting back to the same number employed as when he took office.

            Here is the link to the stats from the Dept of Labor:
            http://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cps_charts.pdf

            Please note in chart 2, labor participation fell off a cliff in 2008 and continued all the way to this present day. Also note Chart 1 & 3 showing the close to the same number of jobs as in 2008. See chart 20 for the actual unemployment rate, the U6 rate of 12% that we have today.

            Foreign policy is non-existent now. Allies don’t trust us and enemies don’t fear us. It was not that way with W in office. We have even jacked our neighbors. Keystone is a huge factor in the Canadian economy, yet the POTUS cant be bothered to approve it. Fast & Furious has killed thousands of Mexicans (including a couple of Americans). The world is in flames, since the US left a vacuum with its pull out of the Middle East. And to top it off we are now droning more countries than when W was in office (which are just pin pricks).

            Domestic policy is just as bad. ObamaCare turning 1/6 of the economy and the health care industry on its ear. IRS targeting citizens. An invasion across our southern border. The DOJ selectively enforcing some laws, but not the ones it dislikes (which are still the laws of this country and that Holder swore to uphold). DOJ is selectively pursuing racism charges, dependent what your race is. Corruption at every turn with the govt agencies. Crony capitalism within the WH admin. The economy sputtering along. Gas prices doubled from most of W’s time. Food prices up 15% this year alone (inflation?).

            You have got to friggin kidding when you say things are better. For a socialist maybe, since the govt is now trying to get its fingers into every aspect of you life. We had it much better under W, hands down

          • Vanbren5

            Most people are better off now than we were seven years ago. Back in 2008 under Bush/Cheney, the economy was losing seven million jobs a month and hundreds were coming home from Iraq in body bags. If you were smart you updated your skill set for a changing economy and started investing in real estate and mutual funds while the Bush market was crashing.Those of us who voted for Obama are now receiving high yields on our investments and those conservatives are griping and whining because they need a President to take care of them. Its not Obama’s fault your life sucks. Your life sucks because you make foolish life decisions. You’ll never learn but your foolish life choices make our investment yields even more lucrative.

          • jefflll

            “Your life sucks because you make foolish life decisions.”

            FYI genius, my life has been pretty good and still is, as it is what you make of it. I have been involved with a lot of humanitarian missions in my time, have served my nation with distinction, and continue to live my life as I choose. I think I have lived a very good life.

            “Its not Obama’s fault your life sucks.” Mine does’t suck. What’s your excuse for being so bitter? If life was so good, why all the personal attacks? This article is about the Senate, not me.

          • jefflll

            The White Privilege thing is one of the dumbest arguments you Lefties have come up with yet. My White Privilege was to be forced to retire from the military after 31 years of service at a 100% disabled rating, with six combat tours under my belt. What sacrifices for your country have you made, my privileged Leftist friend? Yeah, didn’t think you did. So stick that little saying of yours where the sun don’t shine, Sport!!

            FYI, I have Native American heritage in me (which isn’t very much), but it is a lot more than your privileged idol, Elizabeth Warren (who has none, but used it for Affirmative Action anyways to get hired into Harvard). Go preach to her about White Privilege, as she might actually be interested in it (as I am not), as long as your not pointing your finger at her as the perp.

          • Vanbren5

            Then YOU have been living off the public dole for most of your life. With your so -called disability you still are living off the expense of others. Remember to think of the LIberals who fought to provide you with the disability benefits that you have your hand out for evey month. Conservatives fought the GI BILL and to this day try to underfund benefits to our Veterans.Yet youre no different than any ungrateful entitled wefare crack addict. You’ve got your hand out for a welfare check without gratitude to those who fought to provide it to you

          • jefflll

            “Then YOU have been living off the public dole for most of your life.”

            Living off the public dole? That’s a good thing to you (D)s, isn’t it? I mean now you have me dependent on you, so now you assume I must vote for you, right?. And the disability thing, isn’t that where I hold out my hand and ask you for more goodies, and if I receive them I will vote (D)? Actually, not a chance in H311 of that happening!

            Living off the public dole? So I am a typical Civil Servant? No, I have been doing what you and your ilk are too afraid to do. You Leftists have done nothing to help me, nor do I care for your assistance. In fact aren’t you the ones defunding the military?

            And comparing me to a crack addict? Really? Nice logic there Sport. First, the govt asked me to join the military as a job to protect the nation, in exchange they offered me a pension, and should I break while on the job they would fix me. Those were the promises made to keep me on the job protecting your sorry arse.

          • Vanbren5

            You are receiving a welfare check every month and you scorn those who work hard so you can have it. I am a taxpayer and every time you’ve got your hand out for that check, think about me. Because I helped pitch in so you could have it.

          • jefflll

            @troll

          • jefflll

            “Then YOU have been living off the public dole for most of your life”.

            Priceless! There you have it folks, the Compassionate Progressive on display. So let me get this right: As a career soldier, I am the same as an ungrateful crack addict? I am disabled, so I owe Progressives for my current existence, because those conservatives are soooo bad? Service connected disabled while protecting my country, so now I have my hand out draining precious resources? A pension check for fulfilling my obligations to the govt with whom I had an employment contract in exchange for a retirement package = welfare check?

            Does that about cover it Vanbren? Again, priceless!

          • Vanbren5

            You still haven’t responded to the fact that it was Llberals who provided the GI Bill and conservatives work tirelessly to underfund these programs. The money you receive is taxpayers money and you show no gratitude to those who fought hard so you could have it. You pompously believe you are entitled to It much like a crack addict with no gratitude. It was GWB and Cheney (who never served in the military) who sent thousands to a war of lies and propaganda without proper body armour, wasted trillions and thousands came home in body bags. Yet you stick up for those guys. SMH

      • Jack Deth

        Keep telling yourself that, Scooter.

      • Robert Salinas

        And in turn they should know at least ten people who do not have affordable insurance.

      • BorisBadinov

        Those who can only get a part-time job at minimum wage (despite a college degree), and still can’t afford Obamacare, aren’t lining up to kiss Obama’s butt.

        The fact is, that Obama lied to all of us, and we are all screwed because a dumbed-down majority of us fell for his bulls$hit. Shame on us all!

        • Vanbren5

          Its not Obama’s fault that your life sucks. You’re life is crappy because you made crappy choices.Maybe you didn’t invest for a changing economy, maybe you didn’t update your skill level in a changing economy, maybe you had too many kids, maybe you got marrried and divorced too many times. It all comes back to you being a person who wont accept responsibilities..Most of us who lived under Dumbya/cheney economy were very troubled at how he threw trillions in public treasury at the Iraq war simply to draw attention away from his lies about WMDs. Most of us are better off now because we have a thoughtful, articulate leader who won’t make irresponsible trillion dollar choices that kill tens of thousands, we invested in a changing economy and our investments are bringing huge dividends. Embrace change and adapt to it or you will go extinct like the dinocaurs.

    • blockmccloud

      And a vote for a right winger is a vote for obstruction.

      • Browns Fan42

        And a vote for a Democrat is a vote for Communism. What’s your point…other than the one on the top of your head?

        • blockmccloud

          And a vote for a conservative is a vote for racism.

          • WardDorrity

            You leftist wankers should stick with your silly Dukes of Hazard meme that you use to describe conservatives. Fatal blindness. And consequences.

          • jasonm1980

            Liberals are race obsessed….and gay obsessed.

        • Vespasion

          Its is funny how no body knows history. Any time anyone appears to be conservative or Traditional, they are labeled a racist. The first civil rights bill since the Civil war was begun by Ike and Richard Nixon. Nixon had a Senator from California introduce the civil rights bill of 1957. LBJ hijacked it and watered it down before passage. How many people know that Martin Luther King lived and died a registered Republican? Obama Care??? Who wrote the first Affordable healthcare act and it was rejected from even being studied by a Democrat Congress? Nixon. That’s right, Nixon proposed the first affordable healthcare act.
          When Busing to achieve racial equality was made law, what state protested it, caused rioting, and violence? The only state to go absolutely nuts…..Boston Mass. All the above information is from Robert Caro. The Liberal Darling of the publishing world. It is not like it was from George Wallace or David Duke. It is from one of the most respected Liberals In All of America. Racism is no longer about color or culture today. It is anyone that presents the truth is racist now.

          • Vanbren5

            Nixon’s Southern Strategy turned racist white people to the Republican Party,. How many Black republicans serve in the Congress? Zero… People call you a racist because you ARE a racist.

          • mikanrealist

            Tim Scott?

          • mikanrealist

            Previously Alan West & JC Watts. Soon to be Mia Love.

          • Vanbren5

            uhm….Alan West was soundly defeated in 2012, Watts is a has been uncle Tom. Mia Love who cares.???

          • Aaron1960

            How did both the house & US senate stay in democrat hands until ’94 then you uneducated dunce? Jimmy Carter? Ever look at his electoral map? You are low info.

          • Vanbren5

            ^^^Red State meth junkie^^^

          • Aaron1960

            You are an idiot. Since you lack ANY sense of history, you’re stuck parroting the DNCMSNBC line which makes you an obvious fool. As you had your ass handed to you as well in a comment above. You have again, been shown to be an ignorant dunce of colossal proportions.

          • Vanbren5

            Simmer down, take your meds. Go out and get a job and make yourself useful. You won’t be so hateful.

          • Aaron1960

            VanBren, when losing turns facts into hate. Typical lefty-prog tactic. Leftism loses, everywhere it’s tried. Always will.

          • Vanbren5

            You’ve never traveled abroad. You’re a fear driven white man concerned about a few black and brown people moving in around you. You’re not intellectually curious and you are fearful of anything you are unwilling to try to understand. It certainly has handicapped your ability to make a good living. The world is rapidly changing all around you and the only constant is change. You have two choices. You can embrace the change and evolve along with it or you can go extinct like the dinosaurs. In the very near future white men are going to be the minority and the brown people of which you are so fearful are going to rule the world and they won’t forget how your party has treated them.

          • Aaron1960

            Don’t go projecting your prejudices upon others. You have a self-hate problem. Really, you do.

          • TxPharm

            You are a bit deluded. I’ve been to a lot of foreign countries, and your bogus accusations about lack of intellectual curiosity, etc, are not going to fly here.

            The entire world knows the US is in precipitous demographic decline, with an aging, obese, increasingly uneducated population decimating both our workforce and our entitlement systems, and voting in more entitlements.

            In 50 years the US will be a third rate Euro Style Welfare state, the next superpower to fall after Great Britain.

          • TxPharm

            You posted Red state. Meth Junkie then tell someone else they are “hateful” and need to “take meds.”
            That’s called “projection.”
            Go look in the mirror and give yourself the same advice.
            If you Blue Staters are such geniuses you wouldn’t be voting in policies that require you to write big fat checks to red states.
            ObamCare for example, is not such a bad idea in educated, employed, healthy states like Massachusetts. In red states it will be a Fiscal Black Hole since we have you beaten at least 2:1 on every self destructive , chronic disease and disability causing behavior known to man.
            Best example in US history of exactly the kind of disastrous One Size Fits All States law the Framers tried to avoid by limiting federal power.
            So the joke’s on you buddy. You want the safety net on track to consume ALL federal revenue in one generation, a president who shouts “Full Speed Ahead!” with CBO and Simpson Bowles sailors shouting “‘Berg!” down on deck., then it’s just lovely that you’ve done well, because you are going to pay OPPRESSIVE taxes in very short order.
            You want it, you got it. Get out your check book.

          • Vanbren5

            You are the problem with the repubican party. You are so fear driven and hysterical that you don’t even love your country anymore. You-like all republicans- hate America. You don’t want to lift a finger to make it better. I am much better off than when Dumbya was President. I sharpened my skills and invested well. You can sit around your Fox News all day and you’ll become even more desparate, fearful and hysterical because the world is moving along without you.. It is moving along without you because you dont’ believe you’re welcome here anymore. If you don’t want to be a good American and help us rebuild the calamity that was GWB then shut up and stand out of the way.You’re demographic is dying away rapidly and a new generation is moving in that is much more enlightened and open minded about positive change. I am very optimistic about the future because I love this country. I love the diverslty and enlightenment that elected President Obama in two landslides.The one very wrong thing about our country is the racist right wing that never misses an opportunity to embarrass our Nation. But that’s fine because you and your type will be dead soon. Our Great Nation will be much better off without you. I can’t wait.

          • TxPharm

            What an absurd post.
            Say bye bye to your credibility.

          • mabramso

            Tim Scott, Senator from South Carolina.

          • Vanbren5

            The republican party of those years is totally gone. Now, its the republican party of GWB, Steve King, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz. These are totally different characters. Ron Paul openly expressed disdain for The Civil Rights Act and vowed to repeal it. Republicans have turned into a lynch mob who would privatized SSi and Medicare and turn them into vouchers programs w/o enough to fund the care of the chronic illness. The peope see you for you really area and they don’t like you

          • TxPharm

            10,000 Boomers retire every day, each on track to get Medicare benefits worth 3 times what they paid in.
            Medicare is set to go belly up in 10 years, just after the last Boomers sign up.
            Medicare, Medicaid, and SS will consume ALL federal revenue in 26 years or less.
            In about ten years, just TWO workers will pay in on each retiree. Translation: Each Millennial will pay for half of their assigned Boomer’s Medicare, Medicaid , and SS expenses.
            So get to work, Vanbren. Your country needs you.

      • Dan

        Good! We need to obstruct Obama and his dullard minions as often as possible.

      • $16304270

        No with enough Senate votes we CLEAR the obstruction and shove it up Barry’s a**.

    • brianD

      Remember too… the GOP didn’t stop it from happening either. Just a lot of wind, and take their corporate donations to the bank. No one represents the people since corporate money pays the bills. At least the Republicans aren’t trying to socialize us.

  • brickman

    Why isn’t Pat Roberts on this list? He leads by 6 points in an aggregate of polls and is below 40%. Merkley leads by 15.6% , Franken by 10.3% and Warner by a whopping 18.7% in the same aggregate. Are you guys on the GOP payroll?

    • jasonm1980

      Probably for the same reason Durbin isn’t on the list who, according to the last two polls, is only in the single digits ahead of Oberweis. Illinois and Kansas are nowhere near purple.

  • Buck O’Fama

    Note how Roll Call mentions “the Koch Brothers”, a major demon of the left wing cult, but doesn’t mention all the billionair crony capitalists looting the system for “green energy”, like Tom Steyer. Also they don’t mention that Warner got rich using insider knowledge of the cell phone industry he gained as Chief of Staff of Lowell Weicker, Congressional overseer of the FCC.

    Just another day of propaganda for the left wing media.

    • daddyoyo

      Steyer has donated more money to green energy than he’s made off of it. Ever stop to think how much the Bush’s made off of government oil subsidies?

      • RetiredBob

        What about all the money that Tom Steyer made off of fossil fuel investments? It’s much more than he has made off green investments!

        • Vanbren5

          Cheney became Millionaire from government contracts to Halliburton,

  • Gambler2

    I don’t see that the last four Senators on the list are much danger, but I guess ten must be a figure that the authors like.

  • daddyoyo

    You can scream and hold your breath and stomp your feet, but Princeton Election Consortium (the best poll aggregator in the world) has the chances of Democrats retaining control of the Senate at 70%. They called it right on the nose in 2012.

    • Blackpipe

      LOL…

    • jefflll

      That’s interesting, because you Lefties like to quote Nate Silver as the end all/beat all, who states that the (R)s are favored to take the senate. I guess he was yesterdays news, since the NYTs dumped him (or vise versa).

      http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/fivethirtyeight-senate-forecast/

      • blockmccloud

        FYI, Sam Wang did better than Nate Silver in 2012. He called all of the races correctly while Silver got two wrong. GOP are goners

  • Blackpipe

    The Democrats will lose 6+ seats in the Senate in November…

  • Vanbren5

    Democrats will Hold AR, NC, LA, AK. will lose MT, SD, and WV and pick up GA and KS. Kansas will the the shocker of the season. D -54, R-46. The republican party is far more unpopular than Democrats.Moreover the republican base- old racists white men- are slipping into dementia many won’t remember to vote.

    • jefflll

      Really? And pray tell how you came to these conclusions?

    • Richard_Iowa

      So, with this kind of knowledge it is highly probable that you have seen a bookie so as to cash in on this “it’s a done deal.” wisdom that you possess. You have placed your bets, have you not?

    • brickman

      Although that’s possible it’s not likely. Kansas is a possibility but Georgia seems unlikely. Arkansas and Louisiana are possible but less than 50-50.

    • center-right independent

      Worst predictions I have seen for this 2014 senate race, you almost have too assume your comment is satire lol. The Obama and the Democratic party is more unpopular then the Republicans in all of those states that you think the Dems will win. If senate races in NJ and ILL are starting too look competitive then that means it going to be a horrible year for the Democrats.

      • blockmccloud

        GOP have a 19% approval nationally. Dems keep the senate and they keep it in 2016 when Hillary runs and crushes the worthless conservative nutters

        • center-right independent

          This isn’t a national election so that is irrelevant.

          • Vanbren5

            To Democrats it is!!!! Remember the best way to win over voters is to try not insult them….republicans insult voters every day

          • center-right independent

            thats laughable that you think democrats dont do the same to republican voters…….look at an internet comment section for gods sake lol.

  • Doug Tudor

    Wow! You updated Alaska even as I was reading the page. Good catch and correction.

  • Richard_Iowa

    Even though Harkin is retiring it is likely that Iowa will go for Republican Joni Ernst. Braley is throwing just about everything he can at Ernst, but I don’t see anything sticking.

  • Pocho Basura

    …………Once the blood bath* settles, there will be many less democrats than those above.
    * can I say blood bath?

  • Lance Sjogren

    I’m bipartisan. I’d love to see all 10 of those defeated.

  • blockmccloud

    Some of those incumbents are not even in danger. The right wing nuts are pushing a narrative that isn’t true. All of those incumbents will win besides Mitch Mcconell. He’s very unpopular and he’s as good as gone in November

    • alvinjh

      62 days. You can pull you head out then and look around.

    • Vanbren5

      Obama is more popular than mcConnell

  • wdb

    This article says Landrieu is more vulnerable than Pryor, yet Roll Call officially rates Louisiana as a Tossup and Arkansas as Tilts Republican, implying the opposite. The left hand doesn’t know what the right is doing. Come on, Roll Call!

  • phillyfanatic

    If the Moral Idiots who elected Obama have not repented for their stupidity and if the media continues to support the domestic and international destruction of the USA by propping up liberal Dems all over the USA, the Dems will lie and cheat and steal just enough votes to keep the Senate. The outrage that should propel Pubs into office is not helped by the lack of GOP outrage itself.

    • Lumpenproletariat

      The media like fox news? Is fox news in the tank for Obama? If not, why did you choose to leave out the biggest cable news channel while ranting about “the media?”

      “…steal just enough votes…”

      Now, I realize you’re just stringing words together and probably have no idea what it is you’re saying, but I’d absolutely love to see you come up with an explaination for this accusation.

      • jadams76

        You really need to keep up. To paraphrase Dean Wormer of Faber College, “Getting your news from just the MSM is no way to go through life, son”. Start by reading up on Franken/Coleman and Rossi/Gregoire. Or try googling their names along with ” recounts-‘Miracle Ballots’ found in car trunks- all Democrat- stolen elections”.

        • Lumpenproletariat

          ” “Getting your news from just the MSM is no way to go through life, son”.”

          Mainstream media like Fox News?

          The best part about you clowns is that you all get the same talking points from the same sources, so it’s reallllly easy to debunk your garbage. So here we go.

          “Start by reading up on Franken/Coleman…”

          Would that be the race in which the Minnesotta bipartisan Canvassing Board found 953 wrongly rejected
          ballots, and then certified Franken’s victory by 312 votes? As I recall, Coleman
          appealed, which Minnesota’s Supreme Court unanimously rejected. And then
          Coleman conceded.

          And then, two years later, Minnesota Majority materialized with claims that about 1359 of the votes counted (all in the Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul area, hmm…) were ineligible convicted felons. Election officials investigated these claims, and, guess what, found that most of them involved either legal voters who shared a name with a felon, felons who were eligible to vote after serving their sentences, or felons who never actually voted in the 2008 election. In the end, Ramsey County brought charges against a grand total of 28 people. Hennepin County brought them against 6.

          Minnesota Majority, by the way, is the group that claimed America’s infant mortality rate is caused by a lack of “racial purity.” SOUNDS LIKE A PRETTY CREDIBLE GROUP TO GET CONSPIRACY THEORIES FROM.

          Shall we continue?

          “…and Rossi/Gregoire.”

          You mean that recount that was certified by the Republican secretary of state? You think he was in on it? How far does the rabbit hole go, you reckon?

          Then it survived a legal challenge? Hilariously enough, the judge noted that the “proportional reduction” scheme was bunk and that the Republicans failed to provide
          enough evidence that the disputed votes were ineligible. He even
          expressed a desire not to engage in “judicial activism.” Funny, right?

          Let’s keep going.

          ” ” recounts-‘Miracle Ballots’ found in car trunks- all Democrat- stolen elections”.”

          Debunked, years ago. Keep up, please.

          http://www.minnpost.com/braublog/2008/11/minneapolis-election-director-speaks-ballots-my-car-story-false

          You want to keep going? Want to trot out other claims I’ve in all probability already debunked half a dozen times? I’m perfectly content with continuing to make you look like a fool, so come on, trot out your next claim. I mean, you’re pretttty sure widespread voting fraud exists, right? I’m sure you have loads of other evidence…

          • EndOfPatience

            You really think we’re convinced by your argument that the most corrupt Democrats outside Chicago and D.C. investigated themselves and “discovered” no wrong doing? What, you think we’re as stupid as the average Democrat voter?

          • Lumpenproletariat

            No, by all means, trust your gut on the issue over the bipartisan canvassing board, multiple judges, Minnesota election officials, and a REPUBLICAN Secretary of State. They’re probably all in on this vast conspiracy that you’re pretty sure exists. However, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and so far you’ve countered my actual evidence with debunked claims from a racist voting conspiracy theory group, ‘cuz you’d really like their scenario to be the case.

            So, please, by all means – if you have evidence that all these election officials, supreme court judges, district court judges, and the Washington Secretary of State are part of a cover-up…Feel free to present it.

          • EndOfPatience

            You could have just written “Yes.”

          • Lumpenproletariat

            I don’t actually care what you’re convinced by. The fact that you believe in a vast conspiracy with absolutely no evidence says enough.

            I’ll ask once more: Do you have any evidence of a massive cover-up by Minnesota election official, multiple state supreme court judges, multiple state district court judges, and the Washington Secretary of State?

  • Vespasion

    Landrieu never beats a weak opponent. It has always been a leading contender she beats. She has something no one else has in her races-The Zombie Vote. The only time the dead rise is to vote Democrat. It all started with Landslide Lyndon and now the honor goes to Mary….Landslide Landrieu.

    • Vanbren5

      Whatever it takes! (Insulting the voters is NOT going to win you more voters)

  • Jack Deth

    Look at the preponderance of vulnerable Democrats in solidly shifting states, will ya?

    Pity none of them have a cohesive strategy in distancing themselves from their previous sycophant backing of Obama.

    I predict a bloodbath of epic proportions come November.

    • EndOfPatience

      Don’t predict. Turn off the computer, get outside, and work your precinct convincing Independents to vote for Conservative candidates.

  • Robert68

    The last 4 are not vulnerable at all and will win handily. Also the first 6 will probably all win again too, just closer than usual.

    • RickCaird

      De plane, de plane boss. Robert is arriving on Fantasy Island.

  • Robert Salinas

    This list is total BS in half the races the article states the incumbent is well liked, well funded, ahead at the polls. Then what the h3ll are they doing on this list.

  • BorisBadinov

    EVERY ONE of these Socialist Dems who voted to support Obama’s “Imperial Presidency” should not only be voted out of office, but should serve time in prison for treason. Every single one of them is guilty of violating their oath to “uphold and defend the Constitution”. In earlier times, they would be hung.

    • View From The Left

      hanged. If they were “hung” they would be well-endowed.
      Dope.

      • RickCaird

        So, you are advocating “hanging”. Great to have the left on board.

        • View From The Left

          I’m advocating proper English, you dope.
          Reading comprehension really isn’t your strong suit, is it?!
          You can move on now, you’ve been schooled.

          • RickCaird

            Clear writing is not your forte. You need a lot more schooling, so I will stay around to help you.

          • View From The Left

            Clear writing IS my forte, reading comprehension and humility obviously are not yours.

            It’s easy to see that you’re excited about passing third grade, but you still have a lot to learn about proper English (and the real world) before you have anything to teach anyone else.

          • RickCaird

            I always get a kick out of someone who is trying so hard to appear superior. It is what the left does when they are in over their head.

            If you really thought you were good, you would post under your real name.

          • View From The Left

            I always get a kick out of know-nothing TeaBaggerz when they realize that they, in fact, know NOTHING. The Right does it all the time when they realize that they’ve lost the argument (which is often).

            I really thought that you were better than what you’ve posted. Once again the Right proves to be a real disappointment.

          • View From The Left

            I always get a kick out of know-nothing RIght-wing dopes when they realize that they, in fact, know NOTHING. The Right does it all the time when they realize that they’ve lost the argument (which is often).

            I really thought that you were better than what you’ve posted. Once again the Right proves to be a real disappointment

          • RickCaird

            It is so much fun tweaking you. Like most lefties, you just take yourself so seriously, you become pompous. But, pompous ill fits someone of your intellectual caliber.

            This whole thing started because you, the intellectual midget that you are, decided to correct someone else’s English. Yet, it is clear, you have nothing to be pompous over.

            BTW, if you bothered to actually look up the past tense of hang, you would have found hanged and hung are both correct. But, no, you chose to use slang rather than proper English, but had the nerve to correct someone else. As I said, pompous, but intellectually challenged.

  • EndOfPatience

    Gotta love Leftists writers. The Republican challenger is doing well because she’s “… getting some much-needed help from the Koch brothers,” but Democrats are “rock star fundraiser” or have “a massive cash advantage”.

    So, between Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson, which is really Harry Reid writing under a pseudonym?

    • IBePOed

      harry is too busy chasing the Koch.

  • Water Dude

    In a related article – a brief introduction to fat-cat teachers’ unions blocking urgently needed school reforms: http://bit.ly/1zYBfp4

  • babumjane

    I am not so optimistic as to the Republicans taking the senate. From what I see they are running lousy campaigns, No people out pounding the pavements, which by the way the RNC chair said they would be doing big time. Where are they?? None around where I live. Dems have a headquarters, Republicans absent!! They will lose again because they are lazy, corrupt and just one of the crooks in DC that become millionaires off of us loons voting them in over and over again. I am an 80 yr old registered Independent woman and see the writing on the wall. Remember how they lost the last election and now they are not changing a thing.

  • $16304270

    Send Fat Mary home for good. Actually, if she loses she’ll remove her veil and be DC based lobbyist, You can bet on it.

  • brianD

    Mitch McConnell may have a harder time than he thinks. After slandering Bevin so badly I and a lot of others are looking to the libertarian candidate. I voted for McConnell 5 times, but no more. Character still counts, and ALL the politicians do what corporate money says, so even if the heinous Grimes gets in, there will be no real change. Wake up GOP, we are tired of the 1 party system where you hold hands with the Dems and play house.

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