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Predictions for Tuesday’s 2014 Senate Races: How Big Will GOP Win?

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Predictions are a dime a dozen. Some people say the Senate race will be a squeaker, some say watch out for the Republican tsunami. Here’s what our buddy Steve Deace has to say.

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Steve Deace, Washington Times

“The magic number is 55. That’s how many U.S. Senates I believe the Republicans will have when it’s all said and done. My official 2014 election predictions for The Washington Times.”

The envelope please.

After months of wannabe know-it-all pundits like myself backseat driving this year’s campaigns, it’s time for this particular pundit to finally put his money where his mouth (or keyboard) is, and go on the record with what I think will happen when the American people finally have their say on Nov. 4th.

With the Republicans in no danger of losing their majority in the House of Representatives, the battle is for control of the U.S. Senate. Republicans need a net gain of five seats to wrestle control of the chamber away from obstructionist-in-chief Harry Reid. I not only think they’ll win those seats, but will do so with room to spare.

Let’s start with the obvious pickups. Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia are all over but the crying for Democrats. So that’s four of the five pickups the GOP needs right there.

Seats solidly leaning GOP include Alaska, Colorado, Iowa and Louisiana.

Alaska is a solidly Republican state, so that race was primarily about uniting the party after another divisive primary. Cory Gardner has been consistently leading the polls in Colorado for weeks now, and the Democrats’ contrived attempt to falsely accuse him of lying about his background backfired badly.

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