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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

North Carolina's Dole Playing Defense in Race Now Rated as Tossup

Source: Congressional Quarterly Inc

Democratic strategists know that their goal of scoring the big nine-seat Senate gain they need to achieve a "filibuster-proof" 60-seat majority is a lofty one, and that they would have to oust some of the favored incumbent Republican senators they have targeted -- among them North Carolina's Elizabeth Dole. And while state Sen. Kay Hagan, their nominee, once appeared a distinct underdog to Dole, there are multiple signs that this is emerging as one of the year's key battleground races.

Because of these shifts, CQ Politics has changed its rating on the race, which was Republican Favored, to its tossup category of No Clear Favorite. ...


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