GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

Hot Air has a great post covering the Senate races and worthy of a full read for those needing a bit of good news. Anyone ever hear of Jim Oberweis? Looks like he is closing the gap on Dick Durbin. Now that would be a coup. Even to cause Dick a sweat is worthy of a report. Video at end of post on the unbelieving media. Other reports out there indicate additional House seats should be picked off. Here we go.

Hot Air was leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed with more than a few hopeful morsels for conservatives. This weekend’s polling volley applies those national trends to roughly a dozen contests across the 2014 Senate landscape — the contours of which are outlined here.  An overview of the fresh data:

Republicans remain poised to net three additional open seats with relative ease, holding commanding leads in Montana (16 points), South Dakota (14 points) and West Virginia(24 points) — where Shelley Moore Capito is on the brink of becoming the state’s first Republican Senator since the 1950′s, and its first-ever female Senator of any party.  The two most closely-watched Senate races for GOP-controlled seats appear to be inching toward the “safe” category for Republicans.  David Perdue leads Michelle Nunn by six points in Georgia, while Mitch McConnell is ahead of Alison Lundergan Grimes (47/42) in Kentucky.  NBC’s new poll shows McConnell opening up an eight-point lead in the race; CNN’s recent poll gave the Senate Republican Leader a four-point edge. Big picture, Republicans appear favored — for now — to retain all of the seats they currently control; they’re also leading, at least nominally, in eight contests for Democrat-held seats.  Plus, they’re very competitive in at least three others.  The GOP needs to net six seats to regain control of Congress’ upper chamber in November.  If the current polling snapshot were to hold up (a big if, of course), Harry Reid would be facing a demotion.
Full story over at  Hot air

Here we go with a clip of the Durbin – Oberweis race

Natasha Korecki is joined by Mary Mitchell, Madeleine Doubek and Dave McKinney to discuss Jim Oberweis closing the gap on Dick Durbin and the contrast of Bruce Rauner’s $140,000 wine club and Pat Quinn living on $79 for a week.



9 Responses to “GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats”

  1. geeez2014 Says:

    Ya, it looks positive now, but there’s lots of time for some of the Republicans to say REALLY stupid things (and they don’t have to even try because the media’s breathing down their necks waiting, as you can see from the video)…………the media’s going to be going through every nook and cranny on all of the Republicans. WINE CLUB? AH, gee…..I guess if you’re not wearing sackcloth and ashes, you just shouldn’t be a candidate, huh? If you’re not a homeless person, forget about running because you must be a capitalist pig? UGH.
    Let’s hope the Conservatives SOMEHOW, for once, don’t get themselves in trouble.
    The people on that panel are so typical, aren’t they? Apparently, the black man isn’t black enough for the black woman so she threw him under a bus…the hostess kept practically laughing when she asked about Republicans.
    I hate the media. Oops…”never say hate!” No, I DO hate the media 🙂

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Well said. Joy is few and far between these days. Let us hope Obama continues to make an ass of himself, preferably tomorrow. Seal the deal. Sounds like we are have a bit of awakening.


      • geeez2014 Says:

        I agree, Bunk.. “we” had the awakening the second Obama hit the political stage, but THANKFULLY it looks like the left is FINALLY starting to see what we’re dealing with. Man, NOTHING IS BETTER since he came in. NO THING NADA NO WAY RIEN NICHTS! NOTHING.

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    This is great news indeed! I have been of the opinion that the Republicans would find a way to blow this but perhaps the people are so upset with Obama at this point that not even the Republican establishment can screw this up, no matter how hard they try.
    Thanks for some good news, just the thought of Dick Durbin losing brings a smile to my face.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yes indeed, and let us not forget old Harry moving to the back of the bus. Pretty sad when this has to bring a bit of a spring to one’s step!


  3. Petermc3 Says:

    I am all for optimism as regards the GOP candidates chances to displace entrenched democrats but I must defer to the stupidity, indifference and unsophisication of the voter. The democrats, as the election grows nearer, will unleash the MSM on these republicans. And let’s not disregard the R’s ability lately to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory ala the 47% remark among others. Hopefully the voters have awoken and are paying attention to the ruin Obama and his party are visiting upon us all.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I totally agree with you. Having said that, if I see even a glimmer of insight on the part of the electorate I have to be a least a bit upbeat! We have had so much doom and gloom, well deserved. But I recall 2010 and it was an enjoyable day or two.


  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    I desperetly want the Repulicans to win the Senate in November and the White House in 2016 because I believe it would slow down America’s decline. But, unless the Goppers are willing to start undoing most of the laws and regulations of the last twwn or fifteen years and reform our rediculous tax code and reform Social Security and Medicare and Mdicaide and start shrinking this Leviathan, the changes they do make will only be superficial and America will continue on its road to ruin at a slower pace.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      I agree Jim. If Obama can stack the Supremes then there is no hope. Nada. No going back on that one.


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