Friday, November 5, 2010

Democrats To Defend 23 Senate Seats In 2012

2012 is only two years away, and it takes time to locate and vet new candidates. We can ill afford to promote candidates such as O'Donnell and Palidino and expect to be victorious. I'm sure the Tea Party and the Republicans are currently in search of that one candidate with the qualities that Peggy Noonan mentioned in my previous post, "It's not just the message, it's the messenger".

Democrats lost at least six Senate seats Tuesday, with results in Washington and Alaska undetermined as of press time, but they retained control.

That could change in two years, when Democrats have 21 seats up for grabs, compared to only 10 for Republicans. Also up for reelection are Sens. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.), the two Independents who caucus with Democrats — meaning the party has a total of 23 seats to defend.

“The numbers are really working against them, no question about it,” said Jennifer Duffy, a senior Senate analyst at The Cook Political Report. “It will come down to what it always comes down to: retirements and recruiting.”

Read the full The Hill article "You think ’10 was tough? Check out ’12".

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