Meanwhile, one place the Democrats are looking to expand their field is Georgia, where Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss is retiring. While nonprofit executive Michelle Nunn, a Democrat and daughter of former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn, is running. The GOP primary is shaping up as a crowd. Early polls show Nunn running well, but she will have to find a way to change Georgia’s Republican tint. Cook has the state right now as “lean Republican,” Rothenberg calls it “Republican favored.”
Dayspring said historic trends are on the Republicans’ side in 2014.
“Presidents lose an average of six Senate seats in mid-term elections of their second term, and Barack Obama is on pace,” he said.