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.