GOP confidence in Senate takeover grows as challenges mount for Dems

From The Hill:

Republicans increasingly see the Senate majority as being in play in 2014.

Democrats are defending 20 seats, including seven in states President Obama lost in the last election, and they have seen five of their incumbents retire, raising their bar for holding the upper chamber.

Republicans would have to win six seats to take over the Senate, a sizable number. But in a midterm election year — when a president’s party historically loses congressional seats — GOP confidence is growing.

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