Senate News & Analysis

Kansas Senate: Degrees of Difference

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Nathan L. Gonzales June 26, 2009 · 3:00 PM EDT

Who said President Obama doesn’t have the interests of Republicans at heart? When the president chose Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) to be his secretary of Health and Human Services, he took the Democrats’ best potential Senate candidate with him.

Sen. Sam Brownback (R) is abiding by his…

New Print Edition: 2010 Senate Overview

April 17, 2009 · 4:29 PM EDT
The April 17, 2009 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers.

The print edition of the Report comes out every two weeks. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House and Senate ratings,…

2010 Senate Overview (April 17, 2009)

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Stuart Rothenberg April 17, 2009 · 3:00 PM EDT

Democrats continue to benefit from a favorable political landscape, solid poll numbers from President Barack Obama and generally successful Senate candidate fundraising, as the party continues to point itself toward additional gains next year.

Over the past few months, only the Connecticut Senate contest has changed dramatically. Incumbent…

Kentucky Senate: Bunning - Mongiardo Trading Cards

Nathan L. Gonzales January 27, 2009 · 9:32 AM EST

Back in 2004, Dr. Daniel Mongiardo (D) took on Sen. Jim Bunning (R) and lost narrowly, 51%-49%. The Democratic challenger tried to spoof Bunning's Hall of Fame baseball career with a set of trading cards. Mongiardo, who is now Kentucky's lieutenant governor, just announced he will challenge Bunning again…

Georgia Senate: Still On My Mind

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Nathan L. Gonzales November 24, 2008 · 2:00 PM EST

It’s not over yet. The 2008 election continues with a runoff election in Georgia. And Democrats must defeat Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) to have any chance of reaching the symbolic 60 seats in the Senate. But thanks to the ongoing recount in the Minnesota Senate race, the December 2…

2008 Senate Overview (October 31, 2008)

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October 31, 2008 · 11:00 AM EDT

As the 2008 election cycle wanes, Democrats remain poised to make major gains in the Senate. As our chart indicates, seven GOP seats are likely to fall to Democrats, with an eighth, Minnesota, a toss-up. If Al Franken (D) ousts Sen. Norm Coleman (R) in the Gopher State, Democrats…

2010 Senate Overview (October 24, 2008)

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October 24, 2008 · 12:10 PM EDT

The only good news for the GOP is that Alaska Senator Ted Stevens continues to show life in state polls, but everything hangs on a jury’s decision. Elsewhere, the landscape looks like utter destruction for Republicans, as Democrats are poised to make gains of at least six seats. The…

2008 Senate Overview (October 10, 2008)

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October 10, 2008 · 12:40 PM EDT

After a brief post-convention bounce that made Republicans hopeful about their prospects, public and private polling has soured for the GOP. Voters are blaming the nation’s financial crisis on Republicans, causing the candidates’ poll numbers to sink noticeably.

Republican Senate seats in Virginia and New Mexico will go…

New Print Edition: 2008 Senate Overview

September 10, 2008 · 4:35 PM EDT
The September 10, 2008 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks (even more frequently as Election Day approaches) and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in…