Republicans Seize Momentum For Nov.

The general election kicks off today with establishment Republicans hoping to carry their primary momentum to November to retake the Senate, while Democrats are scrambling to thwart a GOP tide and dodge efforts to pin them to President Obama’s unpopularity.

“I think the stew is 
already made and it’s just coming to the slow boil,” said Larry J. Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

“The GOP is still favored to take over the Senate. They’re certainly going to keep the House, add a few seats,” Sabato said.

“For Democrats, they have to focus on local issues to have a shot,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell. 
“Republicans have to capitalize on the national sentiment (that) the country is going in the wrong direction.”

Read more from Kimberly Atkins at The Boston Herald

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