Handicapping key Senate races
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:54
- Date Oct 30, 2012
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
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Okay -- do a lot of talking about the presidential race but of course balance of power.
And then don't behind congress on the senate -- a lot of races up there you see the balance of power Democrats 51.
But the two eyes there those are independents who caucus with the Democrats who really it's 53.
So let's go down the row was mentioning senate races first two Charles.
Massachusetts Scott Brown.
He won a miraculous victory in 2010.
Against -- Warren professor Harvard law professor.
Liberal -- in this race is attractive nor is the glamour race of the year Farsi.
Right as she's been she's.
Each of them a race fifty million dollars which is an amazing amount 60% of her monies from out of state she's.
The icon of -- liberalism in the country.
-- brown is suffering and affected it is not wave elections it was a 2010.
He does not have a weak opponent as it is 2010 and he's got a presidential ticket at the top.
Which for -- state that's three to one democratic hurts him however one of the things that's happened is that Romney's.
Better he was down thirty in the state is now down fourteen he's not gonna win the state but the closing that gap helps.
Ground to the extent that it was a Boston Globe poll just a couple of days ago that has been.
Dead even so I think he's gaining still behind the odds are she wins but it could be.
-- brown upset our chuck.
Well I just -- -- say this is going to be a great year for senate races there ten toss ups and they are CP.
Raising the prospect of multiple.
Recounts like we had with Norm Coleman and Al Franken so just.
When everyone looking forward about my favor one is right here in Virginia George Allen the Republican against Tim Kaine Democrat both of these guys are very very familiar to the voters of Virginia.
Put up the RCP average.
It's very tight Cain with a slightly 48 point 746 points.
They're both former governors and George Allen of course was the senator and who's -- by Jim Webb.
Can 2006 this is a kind of redemption.
Effort by George Allen he's kind of been through the -- -- got a lot of heat the last time for.
Associating with the confederate flag -- for making some.
Purportedly racist comment on the campaign trail he's a more subdued.
Less fiery George Allen and I would say that if Mitt Romney run strong.
He could Tug George -- first over the finish line.
-- In Montana the incumbent democratic senator Jon Tester is being challenged by the State's only congressman -- revert.
This should be a pretty easy race for the Republican -- barely -- Conrad Burns six years ago but the Republican.
He's being hurt by an independent candidacy guiding Dan Cox is a libertarian.
Interestingly this week reported that a group called Montana hunters and anglers come out with spots attacking.
Did you -- very dropping sufficiently conservative the surprise here is this group of so called hunters and anglers.
Is being supported and funded entirely by democratic -- -- you guys would know the right side of the fly rod to cast wouldn't order put the shelling a shotgun and shot putters and anglers.
And yet -- it looks to me like.
This race and protesters -- because of the -- Powerful up there are -- -- -- one that is really -- with Weaver had 46 point 3% to assess flat outside really just just tie.
OK charge of second round.
Yes Missouri amazingly close you wouldn't have expected Claire McCaskill incumbent very unpopular it was going to be.
The easiest for -- for Republicans to knock off.
Running against -- Aiken who would have who was ahead of her and then he made the gaffe of the century turley of dissension but none will surpassed again if -- made.
About them forcible rape he sunk in the Posey was ostracized by Republicans and yet.
He's only two points behind.
-- the average of polls includes some some earlier polls that and that includes about I guess for it's -- -- -- -- war related season up to about.
The latest -- to mind.
In part this because -- of Romney is running so strong he's up thirteen in the state.
The beginning people had thought that they can slipping and bringing the Republican -- down would put Missouri in play in the presidential election and it's not.
But that -- is even in the race is simply astonishing lightning round real -- court.
Last -- I just want to remind everybody of Nebraska which was thought to be a sure thing for the Republican candidate Dan -- running against old Bob Kerrey.
Is trying to get second or another shot at the senate -- he used to hold she was ahead by double digits last poll has her up only three.
And she's polling below 50% at 49 for the first time.
That one could be as a.
If Nebraska goes Democrat that is bad thing for -- round.
It could be hell though you know Kerry because he's a relatively conservative Democrat has a long history in the state may not necessarily lead times and -- his status race in the entire country is Indiana.
There's an open seat in a race between Joseph Donnelly -- the congressman.
One a congressman from the state and Richard brought the state treasurer of this was a seat occupied.
By Dick Lugar who was so popular in Indiana he was not even challenged in this 2006 Tracy lost in the primary and now looks like -- -- -- good Democrat.
And -- I don't I know it's a talking point -- left I don't care it's true.
This race ought to make Republicans rethink how they do their primaries because this is just a waste of a -- from Republicans period.
That you think there's a chance at Murdoch could you pull that panel of course -- to pull up and my only point is.
This wouldn't be able to race if if Lugar was there it's just that's just a fact.
We went around one pretty quick there that's it for the panel -- -- -- known for.