Democrats in for a Licking

The only question is how painful it will be.

A little more than a week before the Nov. 2 election, Republicans seem certain to make big gains everywhere. They’re set to win control of the House, netting 40-50 seats and perhaps as many as 60. They need only 39 to have a majority and oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

They will pick up at least six seats in the Senate, probably more, putting them just shy of the majority they want. If Democratic turnout is depressed nationally and in key races, the GOP could take control of the Senate, too.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter