‘Bummer Environment’ for Democrats, Cook Says

Analyst likes the Republicans' odds for taking the Senate.

Political analyst Charlie Cook of the National Journal speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios March 26, 2006 in Washington, DC. Cook spoke about various political topics on the show

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Flawed candidates and problems with female and Hispanic voters plagued Republicans in the 2012 elections and loom again as challenges for 2016.  The good news for the GOP: those weaknesses don't matter so much for this year's midterm elections,  and Republicans may win a Senate majority and probably will augment their House majority.

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