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  •  No, I think it is to their benefit. (0+ / 0-)
    Among the senators up for election in 2014, there are currently 20 Democrats and 13 Republicans.
    Pretty much every single one of those Republicans is in a safe seat.  Most of the Democrats aren't.

    They'll almost certainly gain seats in 2014.

    •  Republicans most likely would do well (0+ / 0-)

      in those states whether or not their candidates were hard right or center right. Republicans have already blown winning several Senate seats that should have been theirs for the taking by nominating candidates too extreme for the mainstream. And while running hard right candidates may not cost them in some very red states, it costs the Republican brand significantly outside of hard red states to be associated with such candidates.

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