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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, September 19, 2014

At this point, most independent political analysts are giving the edge to Republicans in this year's fight for majority status in the U.S. Senate. Personally, I give the GOP a 60 percent chance of taking the majority, while others put it a little higher or lower. At least a half dozen very close races will be determined by just a point or two, and those can turn on events that may have yet to...

Kansas Senate|By Jennifer Duffy, September 5, 2014

Kansas politics have proven to be more interesting this year than at any time since perhaps 1996 when there were two open Senate seats and Bob Dole, the state’s senior Senator, was the Republican presidential nominee. Most of the interest has focused on the Governor’s race where GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in a competitive race with Democrat Paul Davis, the state House Minority Leader,...

Montana Senate|By Jennifer Duffy, August 22, 2014

When U.S. Sen. Max Baucus announced his retirement, Democrats were quick to say that they would hold the seat without much effort. While that claim was premature, not even Democrats could have imagined the strange twists and turns that this race...

Senate Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, August 15, 2014

Georgia: Despite the fact that the Peach State is a challenge for them, Democrats have made good on their promise to contest this Republican-held open seat. President Obama took 46 percent here in 2012, a point less than he got in 2008. Republicans hold both U.S. Senate seats, eight of the 13 congressional districts, the governorship, and both chambers of the state legislature. But, Democrats...

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, August 1, 2014

Every election cycle is different. Each has a unique political environment and set of circumstances, all of which keep elections interesting. Aside from the extremely competitive fight over the Senate, the biggest change this time around is the multitude of Senate forecasts using quantitative election models of various types; these new players are joining the game alongside the more...

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Seats Up in 2014 Toss Up Lean D Likely D Solid D Seats Up in 2016 Seats Up in 2018
Democrats (54) 21 7 1 3 7 10 24
Republicans (45) 15 2 1 3 12 24 8
Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R

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  • At-A-Glance
    A listing of candidates and race ratings in all current Senate races. Updated weekly and printable for on-the-run reference.
    Updated 08:00 AM, Sep 19
  • Race Ratings
    The Cook Political Report's latest ratings for all competitive and potentially competitive Senate seats.
    Updated 08:00 AM, Sep 19
  • General Election Polls
    A selection of public opinion polling in Senate general election contests across the nation.
  • Primary Trial Heats
    A selection of public opinion polling in Senate primary election contests across the nation.
    Updated 08:00 AM, Sep 12
  • FEC Report
    A summary of key financial information filed by Senate candidates with the Federal Election Commission.
    Updated 03:07 PM, Aug 1
  • 2014 Battleground Chart
    2014 Senate Races: Romney Performance vs. Obama Performance
    November 12, 2012
  • 2012 Senate General Election Polls with Final Results
    A collection of polling data from the 2012 cycle, with final general election results included.
  • Two-Term Presidents: Post-WWII Partisan Trends
    Opposing party gains under and following second term presidents.
  • Senate Scatterplot
    The Cook Political Report Senate Scatterplot for Republican and Democratic held states by win percentage and PVI.
  • Senate: 2014 55% and Under Charts
    The chart below displays Senators up for reelection in 2014 who won with less than 55% of the vote in 2008.

Jennifer Duffy, Senior Editor

Jennifer Duffy is a Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and Governors races.
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