The Corner

My Senate Picks

NRO will post them early Tuesday morning. Right now, however, I think things are looking up for Mel Martinez in Florida (I’ve always been optimistic about his chances) as well as John Thune in South Dakota (about whom I’ve been more pessimistic). In North Carolina, Richard Burr has surged into at least a dead heat with Erskine Bowles and may even lead slightly, but he hasn’t sealed the deal. Looks like the GOP’s Lisa Murkowski may be in real trouble in Alaska. Republican Jim DeMint will win in South Carolina. In Oklahoma, Tom Coburn–the candidate conservatives ought to care about the most–is still running only a bit ahead of Brad Carson and there appear to be a lot of undecided voters.

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.