Democrats are expected to have 23 seats up for election, including 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats, while Republicans are only expected to have 10 seats up for election.
How do we overcome numbers like that? There are 17 Democratic incumbents (plus Bernie Sanders) up and seven Republican incumbents up. That’s a huge gap. Worse, the seven GOP incumbents appear to be the moderate realists (don’t know anything about Barasso or Wicker), who will be forced to run against Tea Party candidates who are mounting serious challenges – well-funded no doubt by “Americans for Prosperity”.