GOP Leads Dems in Race to Draw Senate Candidates

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 02:09 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Given what happened in last year’s congressional elections, you can’t blame potential Democratic candidates for being hesitant to enter the fray next year. So it’s no wonder that Republicans are besting Democrats in attracting candidates to run for the Senate, as Politico reports.

Republicans have strong candidates signed up for seven important Senate races next year, with impressive potential candidates considering bids in two other states. Meanwhile Democrats still lack major candidates in Massachusetts and Nevada, the states that represent the party’s best chance to steal seats from Republican hands.

And Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine still hasn’t decided whether to run for the open Senate seat in Virginia.

“Even the DNC chairman is struggling with whether to run. The fact that it’s difficult for even him to make a decision is a reflection of the environment out there,” Jon Lerner, a strategist who has worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told Politico.

This state of affairs has even Vice President Joe Biden worried. “At a moment when the stakes are highest, Democrats in the Senate face the toughest electoral climate we’ve seen in a long time,” he wrote in a fundraising Email for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

“Democrats are defending 23 seats in 2012, five of which are open. Republicans only need to pick up four to take control of the Senate.”




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Rubio Showing Growing D.C. Donor Base

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 16:35 PM

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hasn't brought in the most money of any potential 2016 presidential candidate during . . .

GOP Making Bold Play for US Senate Seat in Oregon

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:28 AM

The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elect . . .

Viguerie: Time for Tea Party to Take Back 'Hijacked' Republican Party

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 21:00 PM

Tea party conservatives who are angry at establishment Republicans for allowing the GOP to be hijacked need to "take o . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved