The Most Competitive Senate Races For 2006 (4th Edition)
It’s time to reevaluate the Senate races again, although it’s still early and these rankings will change between now and the election. The higher the rating is, the greater the chance is that the seat might change parties.
Dark Horse Races: (These are real long shot races)
15) Bernie Sanders* (I) vs. Richard Tarrant (R)
14) Jon Kyl* (R) vs. Jim Pederson (D)
Competitive: (The challengers are behind, but within striking distance.)
13) Maria Cantwell* (D) vs. Mike McGavick (R)
12) Mark Kennedy (R) vs. Amy Klobuchar (D) (Dem Seat)
11) Debbie Stabenow* (D) vs. Mike Bouchard (R)
10) George Allen* (R) vs. James Webb (D)
Dogfights: (If election were today, it would be a coin flip.)
9) Bob Corker (R) vs. Harold Ford (D) (Rep Seat)
8) Michael Steele (R.) vs. Ben Cardin (D.) (Dem Seat)
7) Jim Talent* (R) vs. Claire McCaskill (D)
6) Lincoln Chafee* (R) vs. Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
Danger Zone: (If the election were today, there would be a take-over.)
5) Robert Menendez* (D) vs. Tom Kean (R)
4) Joe Lieberman* (I) vs. Ned Lamont (D) vs. Alan Schlesinger (R)
3) Rick Santorum* (R) vs. Bob Casey (D)
2) Mike DeWine* (R) vs. Sherrod Brown (D)
1) Conrad Burns* (R) vs. John Tester (D)
PS #1: Incumbents are marked with an asterisk.
PS #2: Lieberman’s seat would flip if he won, since he is running as an independent.