Conceding the GOP seats?
By Ben Smith
October 18, 2010 04:12 PM
President Obama, in a fundraising email for the DSCC today, wrote:
The DSCC has already begun to shift momentum in our favor in critical races - but Republicans only need to win 10 of the 15 seats up for grabs to take the majority.
I'm sure this isn't deliberate, but that formula seems to concede what many on both sides now see as nearly done: Five open GOP-held seats, in Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, Florida, and Kansas, have slipped pretty near out of reach.
Of those, the Kentucky race seems the most competitive. If the Democrats pick it up, Republicans would, of course, need 11 to take the Senate.