Sunday, January 19, 2014

Expanded map boosts GOP confidence

Republicans have a new spring in their step as an expanding electoral map has boosted their chances of recapturing the Senate. - The Hill

In order to flip the six seats they need to win back control, Republicans now believe they have widened the map to nearly a dozen competitive contests — a marked jump from earlier this year.

The latest good news for the GOP came this past week when former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie announced he would run in Virginia against Sen. Mark Warner (D), a state previously thought to be off the table.