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How the Senate landscape has shifted
toward Republicans — in one chart

Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/22/2014 3:07:45 PM

We´ve written a lot in recent weeks about how the Senate map is looking better and better for Republicans. Recruiting, the mood of the electorate and a wave of outside spending from the Koch brothers-backed group Americans for Prosperity have combined to make for a landscape that looks riper and riper for a GOP takeover. One way to look at the state of play is to compare it to a year ago. Thanks to Robert Blizzard at the Republican firm Public Opinion Strategies, we can do just that. The following chart details the movement between March 2013 and now in states

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/22/2014 4:07:14 PM     (No. 9780058)

All this speculation is based on the assumption that
Komrad Putin will allow us to hold the elections in November.

That may depend on whether he is in a generous mood
after his coup and the exile of NO-Bomber.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 3/23/2014 12:00:56 AM     (No. 9780292)

...and a wave of outside spending from the Koch brothers-backed group Americans for Prosperity.

Riiiight. Got it. Koch Bros. Thanks WAPO.

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