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Senate Slaughter

Just spoke to a former GOP Hill aide who has served longer with conservative Members than almost anyone else I know.  He is a solid conservative who tends toward the pessimistic view of things but still. . . He thinks that there could be as few as 39 Republican Senators after next year’s elections.  “If we’re lucky, we’ll lose only 9,” he says.  Jeez.  I haven’t been watching the races that are shaping up as closely as he has but disagree that the six seats he has emphatically written off are all goners:  NH, MN, CO, NM, VA, NE.  Again, wonderful guy who would never be mistaken for Little Mary Sunshine.


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