Democrats Hoping for 60 Senate Seats
Senate Democrats are encouraged by recent results in the final three Senate races as Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has fallen behind in the Alaskan recount, reported the L.A.Times Thursday.
"Until Wednesday night, the coroner was ready to sign the death certificate on 60 — and now it's back on life support," said Jennifer Duffy, Senate analyst with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
Alaskan Democrat Mark Begich has taken an 814-vote lead over incumbent Stevens, reported the L.A.Times.
The senate races in Minnesota and Georgia remain up for grabs. In Minnesota, Sen. Norm Coleman holds a slim lead over Al Franken. An automatic recount is on the way.
A runoff election is scheduled for Dec. 2 in Georgia. A recent poll puts Democratic challenger Jim Martin in a close race with incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Gaining sixty seats would eliminate Republican filibusters putting Democrats in a powerful position.