The Associated Press looks at Charles Schumer, who heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and his strategy to pick up seats in 2006. Democrats need to pick up five seats, and Schumer is concentrating on seven races in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, and Arizona.
What looked like a long shot a year ago now looks difficult but possible. Yesterday Robert Novak even gave hopes of a Democratic pick up in yet another state–Mississippi should Trent Lott decide not to run. Novak writes that Republicans in Mississippi believe that if Lott does not run the seat will be picked up by a Democrat, former state Attorney General Mike Moore.