August 5, 2013

Democrats Already Giving Up In MT, SD, WV

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Democrats have already given up on U.S. Senate races in MT, SD, and WV:

Republicans have an early edge in three states where senior Democrats are calling it quits: Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. The party also is targeting Democrats in four states President Barack Obama lost last year: Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina.

The article also quotes Stuart Rothenberg noting that most of the takeover opportunities in the 2014 election are Republicans challenging Democrat seats:

“You have to say the Senate is broadly in play,” said Stuart Rothenberg, editor of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report, which tracks races at the state and federal level. “Most of the takeover opportunities are Republican opportunities to take over Democratic seats.”