Friday, May 16, 2008

New Print Edition: 2008 Senate Overview

The May 14, 2008 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House and Senate ratings, and coverage of the gubernatorial races nationwide. To subscribe, simply click on the Google checkout button on the website or send a check.

Here is a brief sample of what's in this edition...

Senate Overview – The Lay of the Land

While the Presidential race has tightened, Senate Democrats are still headed for a good year. Three GOP opens are at great risk – Virginia, New Mexico and Colorado – while incumbents in New Hampshire and Minnesota appear particularly at risk. Alaska also has emerged as a Democratic opportunity. Republican incumbents in Oregon and Maine still must be concerned about the national political environment, but Sens. Gordon Smith and Susan Collins look less at risk than colleagues John Sununu, Norm Coleman and Ted Stevens. On the Democratic side, only Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu looks to be at considerable risk. The DSCC will have a big financial advantage over the NRSC, so Republicans are waiting to see how and where DSCC chair Chuck Schumer spends his cash. Democrats are certain to gain Senate seats in November – with 3-5 our most likely guess right now.

Print Edition subscribers get a state-by-state analysis and a summary of the latest polls.