Republican Party

GOP Increasingly Confident About Taking the Senate

Obamacare rolllout and the president's polling numbers boosting confidence

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At an annual gathering of Republican bigwigs in Florida a year ago, a top GOP strategist was chided after he gave a presentation about how his party would win the Senate in 2014, including a handout that blared "MAJORITY" in red.

"Stop saying majority," donors, consultants and even some senators told National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Collins, he recalled in an interview. "Just say you're going to be able to pick up a few seats."

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