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Cook Political Report: 62 Dem Seats More Likely to Flip Than Obey's

12:29 PM, May 5, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Just a note on how large the playing field is for Republicans right now: Last week, the top-notch Cook Political Report rated David Obey's seat as a "likely" Democratic hold. Cook lists 35 "likely" Democratic seats, and 62 seats which are more likely to flip Republican.

Cook Political Report: 62 Dem Seats More Likely to Flip Than Obey's

Did Obey see polling that showed his position more dire? Perhaps. But maybe a bigger factor is that he thinks the Democrats will lose the House and he doesn't want to go back into the minority. I wonder how many of his colleagues are having similar thoughts right now.

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