2014 Predictions: GOP +7 In Senate, +12 In House

I love the uncertainty, the late polls, the frantic final activity.  It’s the best time of the year.

It’s also time to make predictions.  I’m not sure why, but it is.

SENATE:  Republicans win the majority.  Not including Louisiana, which won’t be decided on Tuesday and thus goes into a December runoff, the GOP will have a net gain of 7 seats.  That leaves them with 52 and with the possibility of one more in the Pelican State on 12/6.

HOUSE:  Republicans gain 12.  That adds to their majority, which is currently 234-201 (if you factor in the three vacancies).  That would bring them to 246 members.

GOVERNOR:  Both major parties lose 4, leaving no net change among governors.  Currently, Republicans have a 29-21 advantage.

For more details, check our earlier posts on Senate, House and governor races.

3 thoughts on “2014 Predictions: GOP +7 In Senate, +12 In House”

  1. Name the 7 Senate seats. Your earlier (10/20) post only tallied 6 Republican wins. Do you count Iowa as going Republican– or Colorado?

    • My predicted 7 Senate GOP pickups: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. I missed only on North Carolina. (And I have Landrieu losing the Dec. 6 runoff in Louisiana.)

  2. Sounds like some solid predictions. But what does this mean for political gridlock in Washington? Will the Democrats use the Senate filibuster rules like the Republicans have? Will the Republican party leadership still be unable to control the Tea Party members in their ranks?
    We’re looking at an interesting two years ahead – but don’t get your hopes up too high. There’s not a lot of room for optimism in American politics these days.


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