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I figure this is how it will all play out as the map is now, except MO and GA will flip. I don't see SC staying that close or even flipping blue and even though Trump is losing ground in Texas, I don't see it flipping blue.
Now, let's get the Senate. There are 13 seats up for grabs on the GOP side.
Possible pickup means slim, but a chance to pickup the seat.
Likely pickup means moderate chance to pick up the seat.
Strong pickup means the seat will more than likely flip.
Nevada - open seat. More than likely a GOP pickup unless the GOTV is there. Likely loss
AK - Murkowski is in serious trouble. National GOP doesn't like here and she is unpopular in Alaska. Possible Pickup
AZ - McCain is in the fight of his political life. The state GOP has swung WAY to the right and the GOP voter has pretty much abandoned him. He is polling near even in Maricopa County. Likely Pickup
FL - Rubio will be the nominee and he is pretty much despised after being exposed in the presidential primary. This is one for the Democrats to lose. Likely Pickup
IL - Kirk is a political dead man walking. Strong pickup
IN - Open seat where the GOP candidate is running against a Democratic political dynasty. Strong pickup
IA - Grassley is polling poorly, but has been an incumbent since the Civil War ended, so that gives him something. Possible Pickup
KY - Paul looked weak in the primary and was completely exposed. Given the purple nature Kentucky has and the fact the McConnell barely held his seat in last election (as majority leader), Paul is in trouble. Likely Pickup
MO - Who would have thought Roy Blunt would be in trouble? He is in deep now and running against a very strong up and comer. But this is Red Missouri. Possible pickup
NH - Ayotte has a problem she hasn't done well dealing with. . .not appearing too Republican in a state the GOP has really lost control of over the last 20 years. She is polling terribly and running against a strong candidate. Strong Pickup
NC - The anger at the GOP in North Carolina can be measured in gigawatts. Burr might not be able to withstand the voter backlash, especially if his opponent can tie him to the insanity of the state GOP. Likely Pickup
OH - Open seat and the OH GOP is in open civil war with itself and the national party. Trump will depress the GOP turnout and the Democrats will pickup the seat. Strong Pickup
PA - Toomey's reign of error is over. Strong Pickup
WI - Wisconsin's mistake of electing this turd will be rectified in November. Strong Pickup
Democrats will more than likely lose Nevada. So the Democrats would be down to 45 seats.
They have a very, very good chance of picking up Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Indiana, and Illinois. This puts the Democrats at 51 seats.
They have a better than average chance of picking up North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, and Arizona. I figure of the four states, they will pick up two. North Carolina and Arizona are the two with the strongest possibilities for a pickup. This puts the Democrats at 53 seats.
They have a slim chance of picking up Missouri, Iowa, and Alaska. I figure of the three states, the strongest possibility of a pickup is knocking off Blunt in Missouri. This puts the Democrats cat 56 seats.
That would be a net +8 if this happens. It would be a 52 - 44 - 2 senate (as the two independents caucus with the Democrats in King of Maine and Sanders of Vermont).
Best case Senate scenario is the Democrats sweep the battleground and hold Nevada. That would make the Senate 57 - 39 - 2, which would break the GOP filibusters on judges.
Worst case Senate scenario is we lose all the Possibles and Likelys, lose Nevada and pickup all the Strongs. That would make the Senate 49 - 47 - 2.
It is a better than 50% chance the Democrats will pickup the Senate. The House is another story completely. I just don't see it flipping until the next census and apportionment battle that will ensue after the 2020 Census.
CA, OR, WA, HI, NM, CO, MN, WI, MI, IL, VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ, CT, PA, NY, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME
States in the GOP's pocket: 104 (18)
ID, UT, MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, KY, WV, SC, AK
States up for grabs this year: 155 (10)
AZ, IA, OH, FL, GA, IN, MO, TX, NC, NV
For Arizona, Georgia, Missouri, Texas and Indiana to be swing states this cycle doesn't bode well from Trumpenfurhrer.
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