Baseball Crank
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November 5, 2002
POLITICS: Predictions

Predictions: I'm not predicting the House races, although I suspect the House will be pretty close to a wash. Governors? Of the races I've followed, I'd say Pataki, Rowland, Bush and Gray Davis all get re-elected and the Dems hold Maryland (Townsend over Ehrlich), the GOP candidates win in Texas, and Massachusetts (Romney over O'Brien), but the Democrats pick up seats elsewhere.

The Senate? I say the Democrats hang on in South Dakota (Johnson over Thune), Georgia (Cleland over Chambliss), New Jersey (Lautenberg over Forrester) and cruise in Montana (Baucus) and Illinois (Durbin over Durkin). The Republicans hang on in Texas, North Carolina (Dole over Bowles), Colorado (Allard) and Arkansas (Hutchinson over Pryor) and cruise in South Carolina (Graham).

Changing hands: I see a GOP pickup in Missouri (Talent over Carnahan) and, yes, Norm Coleman over Fritz in Minnesota, but the Democrats gain a seat in New Hampshire (Shaheen over Sununu). That leaves a 1-seat GOP advantage with two seats: Mary Landrieau in a runoff in Louisiana, and Lincoln Chafee playing Hamlet in Rhode Island.

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