So many races; so many questions. Who will win; who will lose? And above all: Why? Here, we examine 12 of the many questions surrounding Election Day 2012. After a long and at times unpredictable election cycle, there is only a month left until everything is decided.
There are two tiers on this list. There is near universal agreement that the first six Members aren't returning to Congress. Then there are the next four Members, all of whom are currently in Tossup races. Determining who belonged in the second group was tough.
Control of Congress does not appear to be up for grabs in next months elections. Democrats appear headed to pick up seats but are unlikely to reach the 25 net gain needed to retake the majority. What will the partisan breakdown of the next Congress be? Pick the winners of these races and try to guess for yourself. There are no prizes, but come Nov. 6, youll have the satisfaction of knowing how prescient you were.
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota
Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington