Advice that needs to be taken this time around:
|Alaska||Mark Begich||Serious Risk|
|Arkansas||Mark Pryor||Some Risk|
|Colorado||Mark Udall||Some Risk|
|Louisiana||Mary Landrieu||Serious Risk|
|Massachusetts||John Kerry||Only if vacant|
|Michigan||Carl Levin||Low Risk|
|Minnesota||Al Franken||Serious Risk|
|Montana||Max Baucus||Some Risk|
|New Hampshire||Jeanne Shaheen||Some Risk|
|New Jersey||Frank Lautenberg||Only if vacant|
|New Mexico||Tom Udall||Low Risk|
|North Carolina||Kay Hagan||Serious Risk|
|Oregon||Jeff Merkley||Some Risk|
|South Dakota||Tim Johnson||Serious Risk|
|Virginia||Mark Warner||Low Risk|
|West Virginia||Jay Rockefeller||Low Risk|
So there you go. Out of twenty seats, we’ve got five excellent shots at pickups, five that could happen if things break our way, four that aren’t all that likely, but not outside the realm of possibility, two retirement opportunities, and four ‘safe’ seats. This will probably all change once retirement announcements start to trickle in (on both sides), but this isn’t a bad list, this far out.
So don’t nominate any idiots.
2014 should be an interesting election year.