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A Tea Party backed candidate is threatening to unseat a senate institution senate majority leader Harry Reid.
Facing off against Tea Party favorite -- angle in November.
Angle won the Republican nomination in Nevada in yesterday's primary.
This is just one of several major races that could shape up and change the status quo in Washington.
And here to offer his analysis is Larry's Apatow the director of the the university of Virginia's center for politics thanks for joining us.
Thank you says we mentioned a Tea Party favorite charity angle chosen by the Republicans yesterday to take on the embattled senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
A lot of analysts say that this was the race Reid was hoping for that he worked vigorously.
Another candidate on the Republican side who he considered.
More of the threat to him is that the case and you think that I've read will do okay against ankle.
Well you know that old Chinese proverb may apply be careful what you wish for angle a has a lot of energy thanks to the Tea Party.
At the same time I've got to tell you in my crystal ball we have pulled that back that race back from -- Republican where we've had it for a year because of -- some popularity to a toss up.
That's because of angles controversial positions.
Some of which may not sell in the general election Reid is delighted.
That doesn't mean though that he will be able to -- your -- he's gonna have a lot of money but I think the Republicans are gonna come in for angle.
And in the end you're gonna have a battle of her unpopular positions versus Reid's personal unpopularity and -- issue position and popularity.
This will go down to the wire it's going to be a tough race and will be following this -- all the way to November 2.
Yeah all right also we have former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina.
She will be the one to challenge senator Barbara Boxer in California how do you think that was -- ago.
Well you've got not just the arena but another Republican woman Meg Whitman and California to.
Wealthy Republican women who after all break that gender stereotype.
Of the Republicans they normally nominee -- candidates that's good for the Republicans.
This is a Republican -- year.
There's an opportunity for a breakthrough here particularly with the kind of expenditures that you're gonna see.
On the gubernatorial side with Meg -- spending may be -- 150 to 200 million dollars.
At the same time California -- leans democratic as we all know rather heavily democratic so.
The Democrats are gonna say they've got the experience ticket with Barbara Boxer in Jerry Brown for governor the Republicans are going to say.
That the democratic candidates are old -- that it's time for new blood.
And we'll we'll watch that campaign to it's gonna be going to be close and tough.
Now we heard the whole time for new blood thing in the -- blanch Lincoln.
Race senator blanch Lincoln.
Did not manage to win her primary outright however when it went to a runoff yesterday.
She didn't pull out a win and Dutch is now going to be going against a -- Bozeman.
A lot of people didn't think that blanch Lincoln was gonna be able to pull that out because of this anti incumbent a sentiment are you surprised and I think that's gonna.
Pull over and to be a general election.
Yes almost everybody in politics is surprising -- -- -- -- one.
-- surveyed Arkansas political observers the nonpartisan once they -- unanimously.
Predicted that bill -- would be.
Blanch Lincoln so yes it's a surprise now does it change the November calculus I don't think so.
I've said consistently that it almost didn't matter which Democrat won that primary.
The odds heavily favor congressman John Bozeman -- Republican nominee for senate I think you'll be the new senator from Arkansas come November.
Right Larry zapatero handicapping the November election thanks for joining us.
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