The Senate Races 2012 - Part III
We will keep this part short and sweet as there really isn’t that much interesting to report about the races. The Democrats are starting out with 23 seats up for grabs, and it looks like they’re totally safe in 17 of them.
California - Dianne Feinstein will win easily.
Delaware - Tom Carper is up by 40+
Maryland - Ben Cardin Safe
Minnesota - Amy Klobuchar is up by 20+
New York - Kirsten Gillibrand why did the Republicans bother?
Rhode Island - Sheldon Whitehouse is going to win.
Vermont - Bernie Sanders will remain the only Socialist in the Senate.
Florida - Bill Nelson seems to have run away with it
Hawaii - Maizie Hirono seemed vulnerable, but Linda Lingle never could gain ground.
Maine - Angus King is winning easily, and appears to be caucusing with the democrats.
Michigan - Debbie Stabenow is up by about 15
New Jersey - Bod Menendez is doing fine.
New Mexico - Martin Heinrich seems to be doing fin and will hold the seat after Jeff Bingaman retired.
Ohio - Sherrod Brown has had Josh Mandel close the gap, but Sherrod Brown still apears to be safe, barring a very large miss by the polls.
Pennsylvania - Another of the shoulda wouldas for the Republicans, Bob asey is holding a 5 point lead and doesn’t appear to be in any danger.
Washington - Remember when Washington used to be close? not this time, Maria Cantwell is up by 20
West Virginia - Joe Manchin may be one of the last blue dog Democrats, but he’s going to be around for another term. being up by 30 assures that.
In part IV, I will detail the remaining 11 races. These races that aren’t a sure lock for either side. and the races that will decide the control of the Senate for 2013 and 2014.