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2008 Senate Races

Current seats: 55 (not counting Lieberman).

Maximum possible seats: 59 (NCL).

The Democrats need to pick up 9 seats to get to the magic filibuster-proof number, 10 to get there without Joe Lieberman. It looks like there are 11 10 9 Republican seats in play, so the Democrats need to run the table to get to 60 can’t get to 60 without Lieberman.

The Senate races to keep an eye on (Dem candidate first):

CO: Mark Udall (53%) – Bob Schaffer (42%) with 64% reporting.  MSNBC calls it for Udall.

MS: Ronny Musgrove (44%) – Roger Wicker (55%) with 96% reporting.  MSNBC calls it for Wicker.

KY: Bruce Lunsford (47%) – Mitch McConnell (53%) with 100% reporting.  Crap.

NM: Tom Udall (60%) – Steve Pearce (40%) with 81% reporting.  CNN calls it for Udall.

NC: Kay Hagan (53%) – Liddy Dole (44%) with 99% reporting.  MSNBC calls it for Hagan.

NH: Jeanne Shaheen (52%) – John Sununu (45%) with 72% reporting.  MSNBC calls it for Shaheen.

VA: Mark Warner (64%) – James Gilmore (35%) with 98% reporting.  CNN calls it for Warner.

GA: Jim Martin (44%) – Saxby Chambliss (52%) with 95% reporting.

MN: Al Franken (41%) – Norm Coleman (43%) with 66% reporting.

OR: Jeff Merkley (48%) – Gordon Smith (47%) with 40% reporting.

AK: Mark Begich – Ted Stevens

Non-competitive results:

AL: Vivian Figures – Jeff Sessions.  MSNBC calls it for Sessions.

AR: Mark Pryor – Rebekah Kennedy (Green).  CNN calls it for Pryor.

DE: Joe Biden – Christine O’Donnell.  MSNBC calls it for Biden.

IA: Tom Harkin – Christopher Reed.  MSNBC calls it for Harkin.

ID: Larry LaRocco – Jim Risch.  MSNBC calls it for Risch.

IL: Dick Durbin – Steve Sauerberg.  MSNBC calls it for Durbin.

KS: Jim Slattery – Pat Roberts.  MSNBC calls it for Roberts.

LA: Mary Landrieu – John Kennedy.  MSNBC calls it for Landrieu.

MA: John Kerry – Jeff Beatty.  MSNBC calls it for Kerry.

ME: Tom Allen – Sue Collins.  MSNBC calls it for Collins.

MI: Carl Levin – Jack Hoogendyk.  MSNBC calls it for Levin.

MS: Erik Fleming – Thad Cochran.  MSNBC calls it for Cochran.

MT: Max Baucus – Bob Kelleher.  MSNBC calls it for Baucus.

NE: Scott Kleeb – Mike Johanns.  MSNBC calls it for Johanns.

NJ: Frank Lautenberg – Dick Zimmer.  MSNBC calls it for Lautenberg.

OK: Andrew Rice – James Inhofe.  MSNBC calls it for Inhofe.

RI: Jack Reed – Bob Tingle.  MSNBC calls it for Reed.

SC: Bob Conley – Lindsey Graham.  CNN calls it for Graham.

SD: Tim Johnson – Joel Dykstra.  MSNBC calls it for Johnson.

TE: Robert Tuke – Lamar Alexander.  MSNBC calls it for Alexander.

TX: Rick Noriega – John Cornyn.  MSNBC calls it for Cornyn.

WV: Jay Rockefeller – Jay Wolfe.  CNN calls it for Rockefeller.

WY: Chris Rothfuss – Mike Enzi.  MSNBC calls it for Enzi.

WY: Nick Carter – John Barrasso.  MSNBC calls it for Barrasso.

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