In 2012, the Republican Party has the opportunity to take control of the US Senate. Republicans already hold the House of Representatives, and control of that chamber does not appear to be in jeopardy. A takeover of the US Senate is of high importance for the GOP, who wishes to repeal Obamacare before the bulk of the law begins to take effect.
Before Republicans can look to take seats that Democrats control, they must first maintain a grip on the seats they currently have and minimize the losses. The GOP has a fair shot to hold on to most of the seats, with just a handful being moderately competitive. Here, we take a look at the 10 US Senate seats the Republican party has up for election in 2012 with an overview of the most competitive races.Continue Reading