The story of Barack Obama’s recent ascent in the polls has been so dominant that it’s easy for most people to overlook the parallel momentum of Democrats down-the-ticket. But it has certainly caught the Republican Party’s attention. The Politico reports that the GOP is planning to tap an extra $5 million of credit to assist their embattled senators. According to polling wunderkind Nate Silver, “[I]t is difficult to identify any race in which the Republican candidate currently has the momentum.” The Democrats are now favored to takeover eight Republican seats, putting them within one victory of the GOP’s worst nightmare: a filibuster-breaking majority of 60.
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