Looking Ahead to the Senate Race ’08

CQ Politics has started a Senate Balance of Power Scorecard with all of the races ranked as Safe, Favored, Leans and No Clear Favorite for both parties.

The only open seat is the Allard seat in Colorado. My initial sense is that the more vulnerable incumbents will be Republicans: Collins (ME), Coleman (MN), Sununu (NH), and Dole (NC).

They have posted the specific analysis for the Democrats with the Republicans to follow.

Here they are:

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter