GOP Candidates Rushing to Take Part in the Senate Races
It has been 2 months since the avid voters have given Republicans what they wanted: 6 more seats and a fair degree of control over the House. Seeing to this factor, the GOP is prepping up its candidates for the 2012 electoral runs, while concentrating on being ahead of their competitors in the long run.
According to critics, there are 9 potential challengers, 2 of which already hail from Missouri and Virginia, while weighing bids for the U.S. Senate. The Dems have an abundance of targets available to them. In accordance to their predictions, 21 out of the 33 Senate seats are already theirs. The year 2012 will be holding up a 53-47 Senate advantage in the new Congress that will convene on Jan. 5.
However, nothing can be said beforehand because politics are a tough game to go along with so called predictions. Seeing to the fact that anything can change at the last minute, a lot of Democrats are holding back on expressing their opinions about anything major. “I want to do my part in fighting for America’s future. That’s why I have decided to run for the United States Senate,” Republican Sarah Steelman said in announcing her challenge to Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Yesterday, I covered a report about George Allen’s intentions as per his future in politics. Allen could be posing a threat against the Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, because both of them have been sharpening their blades against each other since 2006.
“Sen. Allen was a great governor of Virginia, he really was,” said Corey Stewart, a Republican, “But his record in the United States Senate was mediocre. And I don’t think most people in Virginia think of him as a great United States senator. They think of him as a great governor.”