Diary

2010 Senate may not be so bleak

Before Obama was elected Republicans were going to defend a lot more seats then they are now. Now it is almost even.Colorado, Illinois are possible pickups. New York is tough but money will be tight for Dems when the Gov and BOTH Senate seats are up in 2010.

Here is a rundown that is not complete since some have announced or there are rumors of retirements.

Arkansas Linclon (D) 56-44 (Might be close with a good candidate)

California Boxer ( D ) 58-38

Colorado Salizar  (D) out pretty much open

Connecticut  Dodd ( D ) 66-32 (hear they are getting fed up with him)

Delaware Biden (D) gone pretty much open

Hawaii Inouye ( D ) 76-21 (Not seeking Re-election?)

Indiana Bye (D) 62-37

Illinois ( D ) Pretty much open if not moved Republican in election

Maryland Mikulski ( D ) 65-34

New York Schumer 71-24

New York (Hillary) Appointed replacement

ND Dorgan ( D ) 68-32

Nevada Reid ( D ) 61-35 Very beatable

Oregon Wyden ( D ) 63-32

Vermont Leahy 71-25
Washington Murray ( D ) 55-43 (Senates #1 dimwit, needs a competitor)

Wisconson  Feingold  ( D ) 56-44

 

Alaska  Murkowski ( R ) 49-36

Alabama  Shelby ( R ) 68-23

Arizona McCain (?) 77-20 We need a primary

Florida Martinez (R) open winnable seat

Georgia  Isacson ( R ) 58-40

Idaho Crapo ( R )

Iowa Grassley ( R )70-28

Kansas  Brownback (R) 69-28 (Is he running again?)

Kentucky  Bunning ( R ) 51-49 (Is he running again?)

Louisiana Vitter ( R ) 51-29 (Problems with prostitutes, get General Honore)

Missouri Bond  ( R ) 56-43

N Carolina Burr (R) 52-47

Oklahoma Coburn ( R ) 53-41

Ohio Voinavich ( R ) 63-36

Pennsylvania  Specter ( R ) 53-42

S Carolina  De Mint ( R ) 54 – 44

New Hampshire Gregg ( R ) 66-34

S Dakota Thune ( R ) 51-49

Utah Bennet ( R ) 69-28

 

Wild card: Robert Byrd (KKK) He isn’t up for election but his health  is so bad that they may be using the sheet hanging in his closet. He may expire before his term in office does.