Top 3 Senate Races to Watch

Massachusetts:  Senator Scott Brown (R)

Two years ago, Republican Senator Scott P. Brown won this seat in a special election to fill the vacancy of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  Senator Brown is a moderate Republican whose approval rating has remained high, but in a presidential year that might not be enough for him to win.  His opponent, Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren has impressed those of Massachusetts with her fundraising success and was endorsed by President Obama.

Latest RealClearPolitics Poll:

    • 48.5% Warren (D)
    • 46.0% Brown (R) 

 

 

Wisconsin Senate: Retiring Senator Herb Kohl (D)

Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin has serves as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 2nd district since 1999.  Republican candidate Tommy Thompson served as Governor of Wisconsin from 1987-2001 and was appointed by President Bush as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001-2005.  The recall election of Republican Governor Scott Walker, failed earlier this year and Wisconsin is a swing state for the presidential election, which indicates that the Democrat Senate seat is a toss up.

Latest RealClearPolitics Poll:

    • 48.4% Baldwin (D)
    • 46.0% Thompson (R)

 

 

Virginia Senate: Retiring Senator Jim Webb (D)

The Republican candidate George Allen served as Governor of Virginia from 1994-1998, he served as the U.S. Representative of Virginia’s 7th District from 1991-1993, and Virginia Senator from 2001-2007.  But, the Democrat candidate Tim Kaine also served as Governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009-2011.

 

Latest RealClearPolitics Poll:

  • 47.6% Kaine (D)
  • 45.4% Allen (R) 
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