Crist apparently just couldn’t stomach the prospect of his state’s bottom quartile schools continuing their downward spiral. His veto confirms a primary loss to teabagger Rubio, and sets him up for a run as an independent or simply gets him out of the race. An indy run would be put that seat in the “gettable” category for Democrats.
Kirsten Gillibrand has a new Republican opponent with a sterling resume: Chief Economist at Bear-Stearns from 2001-2008. I guess Cardinal Law decided that he wasn’t willing to move to New York from Vatican City, so Republicans picked the second-best choice.
I have no doubt that Democrats are going to lose seats in the Senate, but a “wave” requires bad circumstances for the other party and good candidates. So far, I’m not seeing it.