The presidency isn’t the only job up for grabs this November. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza runs down (in order) the Senate seats most likely to flip parties:
- Ex-Virginia governor Mark Warner (D) is mounting a “sure-thing bid.”
- The survivor of the New Mexico GOP primary will likely fall to Rep. Tom Udall (D).
- Ex-NH governor Jeanne Shaheen (D) leads incumbent John Sununu by 18 points.
- The Colorado GOP faces an “up hill fight” against Rep. Mark Udall.
- Treasurer John Kennedy (R) may best vulnerable Mary Landrieu in Louisana.
- In Minnesota, Al Franken (D) is a good bet vs. incumbent Norm Coleman.
- Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich has a bead on beleaguered Ted Stevens (R).
- Rep. Tom Allen (D) has a shot at unseating moderate Susan Collins of Maine.
- Rep. Jeff Merkley (D) of Oregon is no sure thing vs. incumbent Gordon Smith.
- Businessman Bruce Lunsford (D) is powerful, but Kentucky's Mitch McConnell is no slouch.