Our Chances of Winning the Senate Just Got Brighter
After a week of Senate pick-up despair, thanks to Todd Akin's odd views of rape and reproductive biology, Republicans could use some good news. According to Real Clear Politics Senate races in seven states are currently in the toss up column. They are listed below with links to the candidates' web sites.
In addition, there are three states that are leaning GOP (compared to five that are leaning Democrat):
William Jacobson, of Legal Insurrection, has just written a piece that suggests that we may also be able to win Maine - a state the GOP had assumed was a loss.
Maine's former governor, Angus King, is running as an Independent (who would caucus with the Democrats). King was ahead of the Democratic candidate in the state. That is until recently, thanks to Club for Growth that has been running ads highlighting King's record.
And the record isn't good. In two weeks King's lead over his Democratic opponent dropped 10 points. Meanwhile, Republicans are running ads in support of the Democratic candidate which could help to split the vote and result in a win for us.
The Senate currently has 53 Democrats and 47 Republicans. The RCP map with no toss ups shows the Senate with a 50/50 split between Democrats and Republicans.
Support toss up and GOP leaning races. Donate money and contact everyone you know who lives in those states to get involved. And if you know anyone in Maine, get them involved, too.
We can tip the scales and win the Senate! Assuming we win the White House, it is our last best hope to repeal Obamacare and tackle so much more.
As the man who I hope and pray will be the next Vice President of the United States says, "Let's get this done!"