Republican Senate Candidates Gain Ground in Key States

Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 03:36 PM

By Dan Weil

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Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are making headway this month in crucial swing states. That includes former Sen. George Allen in Virginia, Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts, Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada, Rep. Denny Rehberg in Montana, State Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio, former Rep. Heather Wilson in New Mexico, and former Rep. Chris Shays in Connecticut, Politico reports.

The latest polls show Allen leading former Gov. Tim Kaine 46 percent to 44 percent (Rasmussen Reports); Brown trailing former Obama administration official Elizabeth Warren 46 percent to 41 percent (Public Policy Polling); Heller leading Rep. Shelley Berkley 47 percent to 40 percent (Rasmussen); Mandel tied with Sen. Sherrod Brown at 43 percent (Rasmussen); and Rep. Chris Murphy leading Shays 41 percent to 40 percent (Quinnipiac University). No recent polls are available for Montana and New Mexico.

In Massachusetts, Democrats themselves admit that Brown has firmly established himself as a moderate, which will make him attractive to independent voters, Politico reports. Meanwhile, Warren's supporters are fracturing. In Nevada, the Democrat, Berkley, is feeling the weight of a congressional ethics investigation into whether she improperly assisted her husband’s medical practice. In Montana, Democratic Sen. Jon Tester suffers from his votes backing the policies of President Barack Obama.


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