According to an article published today in Politico, Senator Menendez the Democratic Senate Campaign chief has announced that the Democrats are targeting 9 seats for the 2010 election.
The article, available at Politico says
[...] the party would target five open GOP seats and would mount challenges to sitting incumbents in Louisiana, North Carolina, and[sic] Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.
Those five open GOP seats are Florida, New Hampshire, Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio.
One strange part of the story is that he said that
Adding to his optimism, the New Jersey senator said there wouldn’t be any 2010 Democratic retirements.
Does this mean that Ted Kaufman intends to run in the special election in 2010 rather than it being an coronation for Beau Biden?
Both the Cook Political Report and the Rothenberg Political Report have five of these nine seats in the tossup category (FL, KY, MO, NH, and Ohio), three in the Leans R category (LA and PA in both, KS in the Cook and NC in the Rotherberg) and one in the Likely Republican category (NC in the Cook and KS in the Rothenberg).