2008 SENATE RACE RATINGS

September 25, 2008

Senate Lineup: 49 Democrats, 49 Republicans, 2 Independents
Senators with names in parentheses are retiring.

The chart below provides a spectrum that analyzes the vulnerability (the chances of the seat switching parties) of the Senate races up this cycle.

Solid: These races are not considered competitive and are not likely to become closely contested.
Likely: These seats are not considered competitive at this point but have the potential to become engaged.
Lean: These are considered competitive races but one party has an advantage.
Toss Up: These are the most competitive races; either party has a good chance of winning.

DEMOCRATS | 12 HELD SEATS

SOLID D (10)

Pryor (AR)

Biden (DE)

Durbin (IL)

Harkin (IA)

Kerry (MA)

Levin (MI)

Baucus (MT)

Lautenberg (NJ)

Reed (RI)

Rockefeller (WV)

LIKELY D (1)

Johnson (SD)

LEAN D (1)

Landrieu (LA)

TOSS UP (0)

LEAN R (0)

LIKELY R (0)

SOLID R (0)

REPUBLICANS | 23 HELD SEATS

SOLID D (0)

LIKELY D (1)

VA (Warner)

LEAN D (2)

Stevens (AK)

NM (Domenici)

TOSS UP (6)

CO (Allard)

Coleman (MN)

Wicker (MS-B)

Sununu (NH)

Dole (NC)

Smith (OR)

LEAN R (1)

Collins (ME)

LIKELY R (3)

McConnell (KY)

NE (Hagel)

Inhofe (OK)

SOLID R (10)

Sessions (AL)

Chambliss (GA)

ID (Craig)

Roberts (KS)

Cochran (MS-A)

Graham (SC)

Alexander (TN)

Cornyn (TX)

Enzi (WY-A)

Barrasso (WY-B)

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