Here are the Senate Races for 2006 and my preliminary projections:
Senate Races (33)
Nelson DEFEATED AND REPLACED BY A REPBLICAN
Burns DEFEATED AND REPLACED BY A REPUBLICAN
Kennedy REELECTED (SADLY)
Stabenow RELECTED in a tough fight
Santorum REELECTED in a tough fight
Dayton Dayton, a complete embarassment to the state, has announced he will not seek re-election. I predict that this seat will go to the GOP.
Frist He has announced he will not seek re-election; he wants the White House. The seat will remain GOP.
Corzine He will move over to the Governor's office in NJ, and the seat will go to the GOP.
Clinton REELECTED unless Rudy G. takes her on; he could defeat her, and end her presidential aspirations. If Rudy gets in, Hilary could get out--just to avoid such a defeat.
Cantwell REELECTED sadly
Byrd He will be 89 in 2006. He is an embarassment, and ought to quit. If he does, the seat could go GOP.
Jeffords RELECTED because Green Mountain voters have developed a taste for moronic quislings (see also DEAN, Howard; SAUNDERS, Bernie and LEAHY, Patrick).
BOTTOM LINE: another good election cycle for the GOP; I see a pick up of 3-5 Senate seats.