My roundup of the 2010 Senate races is online today. The article covers 20 contests. Here’s a sampling:
NORTH DAKOTA: Right now, there’s only one poll that matters — the one in the head of Republican governor John Hoeven. If he decides to challenge Democratic senator Byron Dorgan, he becomes an instant favorite. If he declines the opportunity, Dorgan almost certainly cruises to reelection. In November, a Zogby poll gave Hoeven a commanding lead, 55 percent to 36 percent. Expect Hoeven to announce his decision around the New Year. TOSS-UP.
Other races on the watch list: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.