Tuesday, February 07, 2012

GOP May Just Take the Senate

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Since our slate of candidates is pretty lame, perhaps we need to push the fact that we have a damn good shot at winning the Senate and possibly controlling all three branches:

facing big disadvantages in Senate campaigns this year, Democrats got another dose of bad news today as former Sen. Bob Kerrey announced he won’t run in Nebraska.

Kerrey offered Democrats a glimmer of hope in their toughest state. When Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced his retirement in December, the state immediately topped the list of open, competitive seats Democrats will have to defend in 2012. Without Kerrey, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1989 until 2001, Democrats will have a much tougher time defeating the winner of the three-way Republican primary in this GOP-leaning state.
Kerrey was their only shot at winning Nelson's seat and he's just up for another rodeo so it looks like a huge chance for a GOP gain. I'm guessing the RNC will get it in their thick skulls that we can increase turnout dramatically if we hit play this up as much as possible. Romney just ain't exciting the base and won't gain any more momentum unless he chooses a solid running mate like Rubio. We need something that will motivate people to get out the vote and taking back the Senate would be just the thing.

For the record, Kerrey isn't a bad guy so this is a big blow to the Dems.

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