Republicans Struggle to Find Decent Senate Candidates
Republicans need to win just six seats to gain control of the U.S. Senate in next year’s election, but the AP reports that the GOP is struggling mightily to recruit candidates.
The 2014 elections represent a big chance for Republicans as Democrats will be defending 21 seats to Republicans’ 14. In addition, retirement announcements by several senior Democrats — in Iowa, Michigan, and Montana — have given the GOP a chance to not face an incumbent.
But so far there’s been a combination of lack of interest from prospective Republican candidates and a lack of consensus in the party on who might be the best candidate.