Senate Republicans starting 2014 cycle in better position than Democrats

Here is what we know about the 2014 cycle. There are 33 seats on the ballot, plus three special elections, for a total of 36 races. Of the 33 seats, Democrats will defend 20, to 13 for Republicans. When the special elections are included, the partisan breakdown becomes 22 Democratic seats and 14 Republican ones…

As in 2012, Democrats face more exposure this cycle, both in terms of the number of seats they must defend and the number of seats with the potential to become vulnerable…

At least today, Republicans start off in far better shape than their Democratic counterparts.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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