COB6 has been making Senate predictions since last month. now John Hawkins of Right Wing News weighs in with his GOP’s Top 10 Best Opportunities To Pick up Senate Seats in 2010.
Here’s a sample;
10) State: Washington
2008 Presidential numbers: Obama 58% vs. McCain 41%
Currently held by: Patty Murray
Ranking: Likely Democrat Hold (90% chance of Dem hold) — unless…
Analysis: Murray’s favorability ratings are right around 50%, but in a leftward leaning state with no blue chip candidate to go against her, Murray’s seat is probably safe. That is, safe unless Dino Rossi decides to run.
According to a GOP polling firm, two-time Republican candidate for governor, Dino Rossi was beating Murray 45% to 43%. Could Rossi pull off a victory? Yes, he could. Will he run? That’s hard to say. However, if Rossi were to run, this race would turn from a likely Democrat hold to a toss-up.