"Braley's race was supposed to be a coronation, and here he is losing to this year's version of Christine O'Donnell."
"This is a race that if lost will be lost on the back of arrogance and hubris. Total disappointment."
Alison Lundergan Grimes
"But I don't want to admit I voted for her on this list ..."
"How did Udall let this one sneak up on him? He is in the safest place of the others, and he let his opponent define the race."
"We will know soon if abortion and birth control are a good single-issue campaign."
Q: Which Democratic Senate candidate is the most notable underperformer so far this cycle?
Bruce Braley: 41%Alison Lundergan Grimes: 26%Mary Landrieu: 9%Natalie Tennant: 2%Mark Udall: 13%John Walsh/Amanda Curtis: 7%Other: 2%
"Making fun of Iowa farmers in a room full of Texas lawyers is a Top 10 dumb mistake."
"Was his race to lose, and he went ahead and did just that."
"It is a close call, but to insult the most popular elected official in your own state never is a good idea."
"Braley is the gift that keeps on giving."
Alison Lundergan Grimes
"But what do you expect when you send a rookie up against Mitch McConnell?"
"Grimes had it all: money, star power, good looks. Only thing she was missing was a popular prez."
"McConnell is deeply unpopular in Kentucky, and she has been her own worst enemy on the campaign trail."
"Landrieu boosted black turnout in '96 and '02 through dubious means, sailed in '08, but that [New Orleans] vote margin disappeared after Katrina. And, ethically, she looks like another crooked Cajun in the Edwin Edwards mold."
"Given his advantages, Udall's race shouldn't even be close."
"Udall's campaign was textbook bad strategy combined with overconfidence."
John Walsh/Amanda Curtis
"The others at least went the distance."
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