Despite predicting a bleak year for congressional Democrats, political pundit Charlie Cook says Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat is “vulnerable.
“The state leans Republican, but an exotic GOP nominee could make things very interesting, and Michelle Nunn, the CEO of Points of Light and the daughter of former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn, is proving to be one of the party’s strongest recruits this cycle, and she is running without a paper trail of votes,” Cook writes in a recent National Journal article.
Overall, Cook says Republicans will most likely keep a majority in the House. “It would take a cataclysmic event for Democrats to score the net gain of the 17 seats they need to take the majority,” he says.
Cook also says that President Obama’s approval ratings are at the same low level as George W. Bush’s were in 2006, before his own disastrous mid-terms, thus making the Senate possibly ripe for a GOP takeover.
“There are now at least 10, and potentially as many as 13, Democratic-held seats in jeopardy,” Cook says. “At this point, it sure looks to be a very ugly year for Democrats on Capitol Hill.”