Roll Call has an article by Stuart Rothenberg that discusses the uneven Senate landscape of 2012 and 2014. Although Democrats still control the Senate, Republicans have a very strong chance of hitting the 60 Senator mark in 2012 or 2014. Republican gains will be partially due to the number of seats up for re-election in each cycle. In 2012, 23 Democratic Senate seats are up for re-election and only 10 Republican seats are in play. Democrats also face a disadvantage in 2014 with 20 Democrats and only 13 Republicans facing election. In addition, many of the Democratic seats are located in traditionally Republican states.
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