Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Senate Elections?

I noticed that Breitbart mentioned today....a list of ten Senators in Trump-win states....and nine of the ten have serious approval problems noted this week. 

The gut feeling that they dumped the shut-down real quick to ensure no further negativity for the nine?  Well....yeah.

1. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
2. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
3. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
4. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) 
5. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
6. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
7. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
8. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
9. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)

Current Republican balance in the Senate?  Fifty-one, with 2 independents.

From the GOP folks running, there's likely to be the loss of one Senate seat, but if you look at the nine here, the odds are that most of these will shift over to the Republicans.  So you'd have near 58, and two independents.

If this scenario were to go through, it'd be a shocker for the 2018 to 2020 period.