How Senate Republicans Can Seize Agenda From Reid
As good as 2014 looks, the frustrating fact is that Republicans should be in actual control of the Senate right now.
In 2010, a year in which ObamaCare created a control-shifting tsunami for House Republicans and 2012, another year in which congressional Republicans did well, despite the messageless void at the top of the ticket.
Yet, Republican performance in Senate races was the continuing dark spot for the GOP.
Contrary to the MSNBC narrative, it was not as a result of the ideology or even the competence of the candidates. In fact, establishment candidates lost in Montana, North Dakota, Massachusetts and Wisconsin. At the same time, conservatives did well in the mega-states of Florida and Texas.
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