Stuart Rothenberg, political analyst extraordinaire, had a column today in Roll Call which pointed to an improved position for Republican candidates in Senate races.
For the full piece, see http://www.rollcall.com/issues/55_17/rothenberg/37443-1.html
Rothenberg writes that Democrats have particular problems in two states, Connecticut and Illinois, and a possible problem in Nevada, which no major candidate has yet emerged.
Republican prospects picked up in New Hampshire, which the emergence of former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (R), in Kentucky, with the announced retirement of Sen. Jim Bunning (D) and Illinois, when a major potential Democratic candidate decided not to run.
They may pick up even more if Rep. Mike Castle (R) decides to run for the open Senate seat in Delaware.
Rothenberg concluded: “Democrats still have a wealth of opportunities and some advantages, but Republicans now have momentum and an improving issue mix. For the first time this cycle, I can imagine a scenario where Democrats do not gain Senate seats in 2010. “