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Morning Jay: Special "Penultimate Predictions" Edition!

Republicans will gain 61 House seats and 8 Senate seats.

6:30 AM, Oct 22, 2010 • By JAY COST
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But that’s where the problem is.  At this point, Republicans are in striking distance of the Senate majority, but there are still too many races on the bubble – California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia – to make that call.  The GOP has to go six for seven in these toss-up races.  Even though I would give them the edge in most of them, an 86 percent success rate would be no little feat; it would be easy to slip in at least two of these contests. 

Until these races firm up, I am sticking with my previous estimate of Republican gains of 8 seats in the Senate.

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