-column-giving-donald-trump-a-viable-path-to-270-electoral-votes/) Washington Post analysis noted that Trump needs to win all of their current toss-up
states - Ohio, Florida, Arizona and Utah - and then still scrap together 26 more electoral votes.
Among the toss-ups
, there is one (only one) bright spot.
Strategists on both sides suggest that there are two Republican-held seats that lean Democratic, along with several toss-ups
The latter is challenging sitting Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) in a toss-up
race that could define whether Republicans take the Senate majority.
That leaves states totalling 97 electoral college votes in the toss-up
By contrast, the better studies have added a third category for toss-up
cases and the Studdert study commendably used six.
Thirty-four Senate seats are up for election but only a handful of races are considered competitive and just seven are rated toss-ups
by the (http://cookpolitical.
In an election year with few Texas House districts considered toss-ups
, a coastal district losing its longtime Democratic representative could give Republicans their best chance to flip a House seat.
Democrats need three seats to take back the chamber (assuming Al Gore is available for tie-breaking duties), but with a record 14 open seats - eight of them rated toss-ups
by Roll Call - it would take a strong pro-Democratic tide to offset the strength of Republican candidates in the South and even in such traditionally Democratic bastions as Arkansas and Massachusetts.
Reid is retiring after this term and is leaving his seat to an effective toss-up
race between Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Joe Heck.
Democratic Senator Mark Udall also is in a tight race in the swing state of Colorado, and the fight to replace retiring Democratic Senator Tom Harkin in the swing state of Iowa is a toss-up
In making this a toss-up
72-holer, Stan James are taking the charitable view of Clarke's last place at Sun City and putting it down to a stomach upset, but whichever way you look at it, the German has outplayed him on practically every occasion they have run into each other since the summer.
MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough sees the 2012 election as a toss-up
between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
It seems the toss-up
"swing" states might be purple politically, but when it comes to fiscal policy, they all lean heavily red.
There is no frontrunner in sight, while the lead-actor categories appear to be two- or three-person toss-ups
, and the supporting actress contest all but ended with the reveal of Davis in "Fences.