My Predictions For Senate 2006
From Dave Leip's Atlas of U. S. Presidential Elections, a terrific site I haven't fully explored yet. I don't really like that the site uses blue for Republicans and red for Democrats, but that seems to be a topic of much consternation among longtime followers of American politics, so I'm not pushing it. The asterisks represent incumbents picked off.
My prediction is that Democrats pick up 5 seats, narrowly missing control and tying the Senate up 50-50. Vice President Cheney will become much busier breaking ties. And the slightest rumor of a Senatorial upset tummy will send the media atwitter with medical and legal analysis because the future of the free world might just depend on which governor gets to pick the next Senate Majority Leader.