Earlier, the State of Sunshine posted it’s prediction that the Democrats will take control of the United States Senate. To give you a guide to the elections, I have taken six national tracking sites and listed the top 9 races – 7 Republican seats and 2 Democratic seats.
This is a lot of information to read, but I wanted you to see how these pundits saw the races (links to their sites are listed below). Here is a quick codes to the races:
TU = Toss up
LeR = Leaning Republican; LiR = Likely Republican; SaR = Safe Republican
LeD = Leaning Democratic; LiD = Likely Democratic; SaD = Safe Democratic
As you can, look at the colors of the boxes… yellow is used to denote toss up races, with shades of red for Republicans and shades of blue for Democrats.
Finally, you may want to print this page and use it on election night.
So, I present to you a rundown of 9 seats in the U.S. Senate — a chart you can only find on the State of Sunshine (which makes me wish I had done this weeks ago):
|MD||Michael Steele||Ben Cardin||LeD||LeD||LeD||LeD||TU||LeD|
|MO||Sen. Jim Tallent (i)||Claire McKaskill||TU||TU||TU||LeD||TU||TU|
|MT||Sen. Conrad Burns (i)||Jon Tester||TU||LeD||LeD||LeD||TU||TU|
|NJ||Tom Kean, Jr||Sen. Bob Menendez (i)||LeD||TU||TU||LeD||TU||LeD|
|OH||Sen. Mike DeWine (i)||Sherrod Brown||LeD||LiD||LeD||LiD||LeD||LeD|
|PA||Sen. Rick Santorum (i)||Bob Casey||LeD||SaD||LeD||LiD||LeD||LeD|
|RI||Sen. Lincoln Chafee (i)||Sheldon Whitehouse||TU||LeD||LeD||LeD||TU||LeD|
|TN||Bob Corker||Harold Ford||LeR||LeR||TU||TU||TU||LeR|
|VA||Sen. George Allen (i)||Jim Webb||TU||TU||TU||LeD||TU||TU|
|WP = Washington Post|
|Sab = Larry Sabato|
|CQP = CQ Politics|
|Roth = Stu Rothenberg|
|Cook = Charlie Cook (PDF)|
|NYT = New York Times|