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Graham Cracks

Bob Graham’s decision to quit his presidential campaign is bad news for the GOP because it means he’ll probably run for re-election to the Senate next year, and I doubt there’s a Republican in Florida who can beat him. A few months ago, it looked like the GOP was possibly headed for a really big year in the Senate, but the failure to recruit top candidates in Arkansas and Nevada–and what looks like a forthcoming Graham decision that will slam the door on another opportunity–means that picking up just a couple of seats is about the best Republicans can hope for. Losing seats isn’t out of the question, either.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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