The 9 Senate seats most likely to flip

by Lisa Hagan | The Hill  |  published on September 6, 2016

The race for the Senate is heading into the homestretch as Republicans seek to maintain their grip on their slim majority.

Democrats must net five seats — or four and retain the White House — to regain control of the upper chamber. They are defending 10 seats, while Republicans face a more challenging path, needing to defend 24 seats.

Here are the Senate seats most likely to flip:

1. Illinois — Mark Kirk (R)

Kirk’s seat is most likely to turn blue this cycle. President Obama won the state by double digits in 2008 and 2012. He faces a formidable challenge from Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

  • democrat CockRoach

    I refuse to read the propaganda rag The Hill.

    • Ramon1710 .

      Excellent. The same repugnant factor of it being The Hill kept me from clicking on the link. The Hill is an excellent site if you like having comments deleted because what you said was too truthful or non-PC.

  • justinwachin

    Mitch McConnell is likely to do all he can to help these senators survive. If the Senate changes hands the Republicans will probably choose a new leader. If Donald Trump can carry the states mentioned by a large margin his coat tails are likely to help the Republicans keep their senate majority.

    • jnora

      I don’t know why they say that Trump is hurting the down ballot. People love him. I even voted for him in the primary. It makes my blood boil when I hear Hillary talk about him and lying like she does.

      • Anouk

        I also feel disgusted when hearing this lying witch Hillary saying horrible lies about Donald Trump.

  • Walter Flatt

    THE GOVERNMENT PASSED A LAW IN 1952 BARRING ALL MUSLIMS, NONE IS HERE LEGALLY AND THAT INCLUDE OBAMA A PROFESSED MUSLIM.

    I BELIEVE THIS ADMINISTRATION FUNDED BY SOROS, INCLUDING HILLIARY IS OUT TO TURN THIS COUNTRY INTO A MUSLIM COUNTRY.

    IS HILLIARY ON DOPE? GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, NO AMERICAN, REGARDLESS IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENT, CHRISTIAN, COP, VETERN, SOLDIER, HOW COULD Y0U POSSIBLE THINK SHE WOULD BE BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    HAS HILLARY AND OBAMA, KERRY, SOROS, AND THE BIASED MEDIA, SET THE USA UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION? IF NOT, YOU SHOULD READ THE WHYS BELOW AND DECIDE YOURSELF.

    COAT YOUR BULLETS WITH PIG GREASE OR BLOOD AND LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT ANY MUSLIM KILLED WILL BE BURIED WITH PIG PARTS.

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CAROLYN WALKER IN AS JUDGE IN THE 7TH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT IN BROOKLING USING THE QURAN. SHE SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELLY.

    WHY ARE THEIR 5 MUSLIM CAMPS ONE AT FAIRFAX, FALLS CH, RED HOUSE, MEHERRIN, BETHANY VA. ARE THEY TO INVADE WASH.DC? YOU SHOULD FIND OUT.

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER FORCED TO FEED AND CLOTH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO KILL US.

    IF YOU WANT A LIST OF THE TOWNS THEY ARE CLOSE TO, CONTACT ME.

    SINCE OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ARMED, YOU CAN TAKE 100 WELL ARMED PEOPLE THAT WANT TO KILL US & TAKE ANY MILITARY BASE IN THIS COUNTRY.

    BETTER WAKE UP & ALLOW OUR TROOPS TO CARRY LOADED GUNS. TODAY OUR CAMPS ARE A FREE KILLING ZONE.

    WHY DO YOU THINK THE MUSLIM MAJOR KILLED SO MANY IN TEXAS & HE IS STILL LIVING???.WHY?

    I CALLED AND VERIFIED THE MUSLIM CAMP CLOSE TO FT. CAMPBELL & A LADY VERIFIED THE FEMA CAMP WITH ARMED GUARDS IN EAST KY. AND THE ONE IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL FORREST IN SOUTHERN ILL. FOR GODS SAKE AND OUR COUNTRY WAKE UP.

    WHY GIVE 5 TERRIOSTS FOR ONE TRAITOR. FOLKS IT GOES ON & ON, WAKE UP AMERICA.

    WHY GIVE 150 BILLION AND ANOTHER 400 MILLION TO IRAN TO FUND A HYDROGEN BOMB, AND TERRIOST?

    WHY STOP THE SHIPMENT OF PLANES & TANKS TO EGYPT WHEN THEIR ARMY KICKED THE RADICALS OUT. I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF WHYS, AND THERE ARE MORE, SUCH AS,

    WHY IS OBAMA & HILLARY TRYING TO BRING IN 160 THOUSAND MUSLIMS?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS

    WHY DID THEY TRY & BUY UP ALL AMM0

    WHY HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BUILT A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE. IS IT TO HOUSE MUSLIMS FOR THE TAX PAYER TO FEED?

    WHY HAS THIS GOVERNMENT ALLOWED 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE USA & ONE 9 MILES OVER IN MEXICO, FIVE ARE IN NORTH VIRGINIA. COULD IT BE TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES. COULD THIS BE THE REASON THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS. IS SHE ON DOPE? HOW CAN ANY CHRISTIAN, VET OR COP VOTE FOR ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP, NOT ONLY VOTE BUT GET OUT AND WORK FOR HIM TO STOP THIS INSANE DESTROYING OF AMERICA AND PRAY HE IS NOT SHOT.

    • Deborah Hull

      They are trying to fulfill prophecy., but only God can do that.

    • jnora

      Even George Washington had trouble with the Muslims and their piracy! Keith Ellison in the House of Representative also was sworn in on the Quran. To me, that is despicable. Then again, Obama will allow anything for the Muslims. He stops the Day of Prayer, yet he lets the Muslims have their Day of Pray and PRAYS WITH THEM and “knows all the words.” I am convinced he is a Muslim. I was surprised to find out the other day and Juan Williams on Fox was a Muslim. Disappointed me greatly. he was one Dem that I could barely stomach, but could stomach. Now it is iffy. If Hillary is elected, we are doomed. I think she is very ill and, if elected, will live long enough to mess up the Supreme Court and then we’ll get that goofy Kaine. Could you believe that McAuliff pardoned 200,000 felons in order to allow them to vote for Hillary in VA? I am wondering if he made voting for Hillary a condition of their pardon. THAT would surely be illegal. Oh, but he and the Clintons don’t care about legality! I am just having to tell myself that God will always be our ruler and this life is but a blip on the radar in the scheme of things. I pray for my son and my grandkids.

      • Camille Gilliam

        Yes, he is a Muslim, he was brainwashed as a child in Indonesia, and when he came here he came as an Indonesian citizen so he could get free college. His grandmother worked in the department that takes care of S.S. # and turns in the paper work when someone passes, a man from Conn.passed in Hawaii and she never turned in the # and Obama is using it.

      • plum82

        SO DO I………..the scum are trying to turn this country into a slimy muslim nation…………WON’T WORK….maybe we’ll get lucky and the hitlery bitch will cough her way to hell where she belongs……….I read the Clinton chronicles +++ others…..they are both greedy, corrupt, thieves………

    • Dolores Adams

      This government doesn’t follow their own laws. Way past time they start doing so.

    • plum82

      SOOOOOOOO TRUE & WELL SAID………..

  • Walter Flatt

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VETERN & A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT.

    1 THE FIRST SLAVE HOLDER WAS A BLACK TOBACCO FARMER NAMED ANTHONY JOHNSON.

    2 IN 1860 THE LARGEST SLAVE HOLDER IN NORTH CAROLINA WAS A BLACK PERSON BY THE NAME OF WILLIAM ELLISON.

    3 NATIVE AMERICANS, (INDIANS), OWNED THOUSANDS OF BLACK SLAVES.

    4 IN 1830 BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR 3,775 FREE BLACKS OWNED 12,740 SLAVES.

    5 ALL BLACKS DID NOT PICK COTTON AS SOME WOULD WANT YOU TO BELIEVE, AND WAS NOT WHIPPED, BUT OWNED THEIR OWN BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE. WHIPPING WAS DONE MOSTLY BY THE KKK, A GROUP THAT WAS FORMED BY DEMOCRATS.

    6 BRUTAL AFRICANS TRIBES WERE THE SOURCE OF SLAVES, PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED FROM OTHER TRIBES AND SOLD.

    7 WHEN BLACKS WERE BROUGHT TO THE USA, THEY WERE OFTEN BROUGHT BY BLACK SLAVE OWNERS.

    8 MUSLIMS AND BLACKS ARE STILL PRACTING SLAVERY THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA.

    9 APPROXIMATELY 1 MILLION WHITE PEOPLE DIED TO FREE SLAVERY IN THIS COUNTRY AND THE PARTY THAT FREED THEM WAS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. LINCON WAS A REPUBICAN.

    10 I HAVE A LOT OF BLACK FRIEND AND HAVE COACHED A LOT, IF YOU ARE IN THIS COUNTRY LEGALLY AND WAS BORN IN AMERICA, REGARDLESS OF COLOR, I CONSIDER YOU AN AMERICAN, NOT AFRICAN.

    AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, THE DEMOCRATS STARTED THE KKK TO WHIP THE BLACKS INTO LINE & ARE STILL TRYING TO PUT PEOPLE OF ALL COLOR AND PARTYS BACK INTO SLAVERY TO KEEP IN POWER, BY MAKING US DEPENDENT ON THE GOVERMENT. WAKE UP BLACK, BROWN, WHITE, RED, YELLOW, AMERICANS AND VOTE DONALD TRUMP INTO OFFICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS,

    GOOGLE, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015 AND LISTEN TO IT ALL. IT IS ABOUT, DOPE RUNNING OUT OF MEXICO, GIVING DOPE TO HOOK TEEN AGE GIRLS FOR SEX, SEX AND DOPE PARTIES, MONEY LAUNDREY, YES, EVEN MURDER, OVER 60 PEOPLE HAVE DIED MISTERIOUSLY CONNECTED TO THE CLINTONS.

    • Deborah Hull

      You forgot that no slave was ever owned by a Republican, only by Democrats and the Republicans brought about the civil war to free the slaves. Good history knowledge, I too was raised democrat, disgusted to admit.

      • jnora

        It started over states rights, though. With that, eventually and naturally came the slavery issue. I went to school when the correct history was taught without being PC.

        • plum82

          ME TOO…………….

        • studi30

          States rights was the South telling the North that the South had the right to own slaves.

      • jnora

        Same with the KKK…all Democrat.

    • jnora

      The blacks think they got a raw deal, think about the Indians (yes, I said Indians instead of Native Americans!!!!). They were slaughtered and had all their beautiful land taken from them by us and given land that is hard to live on and remote. No wonder so many of them turned into alcoholics. I am glad they now have the casinos. I don’t believe in gambling, but it seems sort of like reparations. The blacks have already received their reparations in the form of equality and a better way of life. Personally, I had no slaves, so I owe them nothing!

      • metheoldsarge

        We are making the same mistakes the Indians did.

        • jnora

          You know what scares me? I was in construction most of my career and I can’t tell you how many takeoffs I did on prints for the government for renovation of armories. Perhaps those are to be used for Obama/Hillary’s brownshirts?

      • NM Leon

        We took their land by conquest, the same way they got it from the tribes there before them, we owe no reperations.

        • jnora

          We are NOT imperialists! We bought the Louisiana Purchase and that is what we should have done with the Indian land…BOUGHT IT FROM THEM. We do not go in and just take land from people.

          • NM Leon

            We bought the right to explore, exploit, and settle land without French dispute when we made the Louisiana Purchase. Arguably the actual ground was already “owned” by the tribes occupying it.

            You can argue that we SHOULD have bought the land from the tribes (assuming they would sell it), but what we DID was conquer them, the same as they conquered the people’s before them.

          • plum82

            ha……….the scummy muslimy basturds move in & take whatever they want from you………..THEN want to keep you out of your own area claiming it as THEIRS………Sweden is one example………USA better wake up before it’s too late…hahaha I notice the muslime welcoming countries are now trying to UN-muslime because of their slimey ways ETC ETC ETC……and the stores that cater to the scum by not selling BACON…………OMG how PITIFUL is that ?

          • studi30

            20/20 hindsight. If we knew than what we know now things might have been different. What happened 200 years ago is history, no coulda, woulda, shoulda.

      • democrat CockRoach

        Actually they received some beautiful land. Here if Phoenix one of their reservations juts into quite a wide swatch of the city. Same thing happened where I grew up. It’s more or less the same land that us whites got. Right next door. Plus, they came from Asia.

        • studi30

          Yes Mongolian tribes came across the frozen Bering Straits from Russia to Alaska 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.

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      • Arizona Don

        What you say is mostly true. The apaches here in Arizona however, have some of the most beautiful productive land in NE Arizona. Big ponderosa pines and beautiful white mountains area. The Navajo’s and Hopi however kinda got screwed. But the Navajo’s did get a lot of land. Just not real productive.

        • jnora

          I would imagine that some of that land, while beautiful, is hard to sustain themselves on and, as you say, not real productive. Guess they must have been able to grow Agave plants, though….that was tacky, I know. I still feel sort of sorry for them. It affected their culture. Now I am a bit angry at them because they are trying to stop the pipeline saying it was going through sacred lands.

          • Arizona Don

            There are many different tribes of American Indians. Few if any think as the white man does even to this day at least this has been my experience. Some still hold a grudge however, most if not all still dislike other tribes. I actually know little about northern and eastern tribes. I have however worked with Sioux, Apache, Cheyenne and Navajo. If I’m not mistaken they are just a few of the most (once) ferocious tribes in America. To the best of my knowledge only the Apache remain so (fierce). Working with a Sioux was an experience since they very proudly consider themselves the only real Indian. The one I worked with (as a pilot) would let you know that even if you did not ask or even mention anything about the Sioux or more generally the American Indian.

            Anyone who studies both sides of the Indian wars will find there were barbaric atrocities on both sides. Not just one side. That is always what wars produce.

            The white man nearly destroyed the American Indian but in this case not through hatred through instead what they considered helping them (handouts). That does not help a strong proud people. That is why I get confused about so many blacks and whites welcoming government handouts. They do not see the eventual outcome of those handouts. Destroy a persons pride and you destroy the person. For some reason many blacks (and some whites) seem to welcome them. The ones with personal pride however, do not!

            In order to help any race it is necessary to teach them how and why to be proud. This is just my idea of respect. It in no way shows or proves one better then another. That is always determined on an individual bases. Or should be. In any case never by the color of skin!

            Everyone should know the American Indian had slaves from enemy tribes for thousands of years prior to the white man coming here. I personally have not heard one of them cry for restitution have you? They are still proud. As they should be! I for one am glad they are. We could stop most if not all the race extremism and hatred going on in America today if we could somehow get pride back to the black Americans. Do proud people riot and destroy their own homes and businesses? No! If they wish to distinguish themselves from others perhaps calling them black Americans rather then African Americans could be a start! Can it hurt to try? They even call themselves African Americans. Does this mean they do not wish to be here or perhaps do not belong?

            Furthermore one other question and suggestion. Why do we, black, white, brown, yellow and all the other races on earth think we should all co-mingle? Why should there be anyone forced to live by or live with another race who does not wish to? How exactly can a so called free nation really be free if there is forced (anything) integration most people actually prefer segregation it is called choice. How many times do you see a sparrow flying with robins or blue birds. The saying “birds of a feather flock together” has reason. The natural course of things is being among your own kind. Nothing else is natural. How about a giraffe living (if you know what I mean) with elephants or lions. Doesn’t happen does it. We think we are so smart but are we?

          • NM Leon

            It was a mistake to allow them to “own” reservations. They were conquered peoples and should have been treated as such. Most of the tribes (Navajo and Hopi excepted) were nomadic and had no concept of permanent land ownership.

            The various Apache tribes in particular were hated and feared by other tribes long before we conquered them. Their way of living was to raid and steal from other tribes, food, women, slaves, horses, etc, and they had been at it long before we showed up.

            The concept of the “Noble Savage” is “an idealized concept of uncivilized man, who symbolizes the innate goodness of one not exposed to the corrupting influences of civilization” and is total bullschitte.

          • studi30

            They are wards of the US government just like the 40 million low income Americans on welfare.

        • studi30

          The land the Navajo live on is no different than when they were here for thousands of years. Just that today no one of them has any idea how to farm it.

    • plum82

      YEP, a lot of mysterious deaths connected to the scummy Clintons………as I said, I hope the crooked stinking bitch coughs & coughs & COUGHS some more……..like you I have read A LOT about the crooks…….that’s why billy got into politics….EASY MONEY, EASY TO STEAL ~~~~~~~~~

    • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

      The Indian was done wrong when you see how today these muslims are treated.

      • studi30

        10,000 to 12,000 years ago Mongolian tribes crossed the frozen Bering Straits from Russia to Alaska. They became the American Indians. The tribes attacked and enslaved and murdered each other for thousands of years.

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