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2008 Senate Race RatingsOct 23, 2008
Includes seats not up for re-election. Control of Senate marked at 50 seats.
Toss Up or Worse
Currently, Democrats control 48 seats. Republicans control 50 seats.
30 Democrat-controlled seats and 38 Republican-controlled seats are up for election.
There are 2 Independent seats, and none are up for election. These seats caucus with Democrats.
Only seats up for re-election (68).
Likely : These seats are not considered competitive at this point, but have the potential to become engaged.
Lean : These are considered competitive races, but one party has an advantage.
Toss Up : These are the most competitive; either party has a good chance of winning.
Democrats | 12 Held Seats
Republicans | 23 Held Seats