by Steve Deace
Eight days before the 2014 election, I went on the record predicting Republicans would end up with 55 U.S. Senate seats by the time Congress reconvened in January by winning (in alphabetical order): Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.
Even just a week prior to the election that prediction seemed pretty bullish, given the fact most of these races were rated “tossups” in the Real Clear Politics polling average. And it looks like I did get ahead of myself.
Republicans will have to settle for just 54.
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