State Of The Hot Senate Races
After the disgusting race he ran smearing highly-decorated Vietnam Veteran Max Cleland in 2002, there's not many people higher on the GOP, scumbag food chain than Saxby Chambliss in Georgia and, after serving only one term, he has Democrat Jim Martin taking him to a dead heat with two weeks to go.
The latest Pollster.com trend estimate (of many polls) has it at 45.8 percent for Martin and 45.3 percent for Chambliss.
I would still put this in the column leaning heavily Republican as no matter how low Chambliss may be and how undistinguished a term he's had in the Senate, it takes a lot for Georgians to vote for a Democrat.
In Mississippi, Republican Roger Wicker was appointed on New Year's eve 2007 -- after serving 12 years in the House -- to fill the Senate seat vacated by Trent Lott, who retired on December 18, 2007.
His Democratic opponent, Ronnie Musgrove, is a former Mississippi governor who has made it close in this race. Pollster.com shows it right now as 47.1 percent for Wicker versus 45.6 percent for Musgrove.
Here's the Pollster.com trend estimates for other important races that promise to widen the Democratic Senate edge considerably:
Mark Begich (D) 48.2 percent
Ted Stevens (R) 46.6 percent
Mark Udall (D) 47.2 percent
Bob Schaffer (R) 39.7 percent
Al Franken (D) 39.6 percent
Norm Coleman (R) 37.5 percent
Tom Udall (D) 55.9 percent
Steve Pearce (R) 39.5 percent
Jeanne Shaheen (D) 48.2 percent
John Sununu (R) 42.0 percent
Kay Hagan (D) 46.5 percent
Elizabeth Dole (R) 41.4 percent
Jeff Merkley (D) 46 percent
Gordon Smith (R) 41 percent