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There are 21 US Senate seats up for re-election in 2014 that are currently held by Democrats, with more than half of those being vulnerable. These seats were won during the 2008 sweep year when President Barack Obama brought millions of new first time voters to the polls, and helping many of the down-ticket candidates along the way. While the Republicans are defending 14 seats in mostly conservative states, Democrats are defending a mixture of liberal, moderate, and conservative seats. The GOP would need to swing 6 seats to take control of the US Senate.
Likely Safe Democratic Seats
There are nine seats that will probably stay safely in Democratic hands: Delaware – Chris Coons; Illinois – Richard Durbin; Massachusetts 2013 Special Election – Open; Hawaii – Special Election; New Jersey – Frank Lautenberg (Retiring); New Mexico – Tom Udall; Oregon – Jeff Merkley; Rhode Island – Jack Reed; Virginia – Mark Warner…
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