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  •  I dunno, Reid looked in bad shape in 2010 (2+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, PorridgeGun

    He largely won because of the awfullness of his opponent.

    And lest we forget, McConnell had a tough race last time in 2008 too.

    •  I don't think you can count Reid (1+ / 0-)
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      As far as I was concerned, he won another term when Sharron Angle won the Repub nomination.  And back in '08, Rutherford's numbers weren't nearly as good at this stage as Grimes' numbers are now.

      "Leave us alone!" -Mike Capuano

      by Christian Dem in NC on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 01:27:08 PM PST

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      •  Agree on both counts (2+ / 0-)
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        VirginiaBlue, artmartin

        I'm just saying that neither of them had it easy in their last election.

        But yes, McConnell is probably in greater danger now than any Senate leader since Daschle. And the Dems still want to avenge Daschle's loss. They got some amount of revenge by kicking Santorum out in 2006 (he was then the #3 Senate Republican and rumored to be groomed by Rove for the top spot -  I guess Frist wasn't stupid and supine enough for them), but beating McConnell would be the ultimate prize.

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