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The Last Word--Almost

A Commentary By Larry Sabato

Thursday, October 30, 2008

In January 2009 we'll start our focus on the new administration and Congress--and yes, the critical "Census/redistricting" midterm election cycle of 2010 (36 governors, thousands of state legislative seats, the entire U.S. House again, and the next third of the U.S. Senate seats on the ballot). The never-ending cycle of American politics will be played out here on Sabato's Crystal Ball .

These states are close, and we will revisit them on Monday: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Virginia.

Arkansas

Sen. Mark Pryor

Democratic

Delaware

Sen. Joe Biden

Democratic

Illinois

Sen. Dick Durbin

Democratic

Iowa

Sen. Tom Harkin

Democratic

Louisiana

Sen. Mary Landrieu

Democratic

Massachusetts

Sen. John Kerry

Democratic

Michigan

Sen. Carl Levin

Democratic

Montana

Sen. Max Baucus

Democratic

New Jersey

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Democratic

Rhode Island

Sen. Jack Reed

Democratic

South Dakota

Sen. Tim Johnson

Democratic

West Virginia

Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Democratic

 
 

Alabama

Sen. Jeff Sessions

Republican

Alaska

Sen. Ted Stevens

Colorado

Georgia

Sen. Saxby Chambliss

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Idaho

Republican

Kansas

Sen. Pat Roberts

Republican

Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Republican

Maine

Sen. Susan Collins

Republican

Nebraska

Republican

New Hampshire

Sen. John Sununu

New Mexico

North Carolina

Sen. Elizabeth Dole

Minnesota

Sen. Norm Coleman

Republican

Mississippi

Sen. Thad Cochran

Republican

Mississippi (special)

Republican

Oregon

Sen. Gordon Smith

Oklahoma

Sen. Jim Inhofe

Republican

South Carolina

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Republican

Tennessee

Sen. Lamar Alexander

Republican

Texas

Sen. John Cornyn

Republican

Virginia

Wyoming

Sen. Mike Enzi

Republican

Wyoming (special)

Sen. John Barrasso (appointed)

Republican

 

Projected results listed in italics are projected pick-ups for the opposing party.

Delaware

Democratic

Montana

Brian Schweitzer

Democratic

North Carolina

Toss-up**

New Hampshire

John Lynch

Democratic

Washington

Christine Gregoire

Democratic

West Virginia

Joe Manchin III

Democratic

 

Indiana

Mitch Daniels

Republican

Missouri

North Dakota

John Hoeven

Republican

Utah

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Republican

Vermont

Jim Douglas

Republican

 

Projected results listed in italics are projected pick-ups for the opposing party.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
                 
                 
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
             
             
             
   

The Crystal Ball will make its final calls on all toss-up House races on Monday. These projections will be found on our website

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