Veteran Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) is expected to announce tomorrow that he will retire from the Senate in 2008, according to several informed sources, a decision that further complicates an already difficult playing field for Republicans next November.
An open seat in deep purple New Mexico ! Brings the score to three high prob Dem pickups [Virginia, Colorado and New Hampshire] a toss up in New Mexico and definite chances in Oregon, Minnesota, Maine, Nebraska and Alaska [Stevens is so crooked the he is vulnerable]. The Republicans have some chance in Louisiana because Katrina drove out much of the Dem vote and South Dakota.
forty Republicans [not enough to filibuster] is possible. Of course on Ira* they have Lieberman.