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Election ’02 FlashThe Breaks

Just spoke to a pretty savvy Republican strategist. Here’s what he had to say: “I don’t think things are going well for us. We’re catching some bad breaks. . . . I think our chances of winning the Senate are slim. I’d put them at 25 percent.” On the other hand, he’s more optimistic about GOP senator Tim Hutchinson’s re-election bid in Arkansas than most observers are.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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