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Stevens Conviction Puts Us One Step Closer to 60

Ted Stevens' conviction on all charges has the salutary effect of putting us one seat closer to filibuster-proof control of the Senate.

We are now projected to retain all 51 of our current seats (including Independent Bernie Sanders and CFL member Lieberman), and pick up the following:

  • Virginia
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • New Mexico
  • Minnesota
  • Colorado
  • Alaska
  • Oregon

This gives us a floor of 59 seats. Crossing the line to 60 would require that we win both Georgia and Kentucky.

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