"Democrats make the case every six years that Sen. Kit Bond is ripe for defeat and yet the Republican incumbent just keeps on winning . . ."
The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza unveils his early LINE for 2010.
They are ranked by which seats are most likely to switch parties.
Kentucky's Sen. Jim Bunning is Numero Uno.
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Here's Cillizza's take on Bond:
"5. Missouri (R): Democrats make the case every six years that Sen. Kit Bond is ripe for defeat and yet the Republican incumbent just keeps on winning -- with 53 percent in 1998 and 56 percent in 2004. This time around things may be different due to the potential candidacy of Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who is widely seen as the most naturally talented politician of her decidedly political family. A Research 2000 poll for Daily Kos showed the race tight with Bond at 47 percent and Carnahan at 43 percent. Democrats believe that in spite of Obama's narrow loss in Missouri in 2008 they have cracked the code of electing members of their party statewide in the Show Me State. Bond's reelection race will put that theory to the test."