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Down the ballot

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the battle for the Senate this morning: the picture only gets bleaker for the GOP. Sure, the Craig resignation probably keeps Idaho in the red, but don't assume the shadow of Craig won't at least keep that race more competitive than it should be. Then there's the John Warner retirement, which frankly may just hand the Democrats a seat if Mark Warner is as popular in '08 as he is right now in the state. Toss in the dismal GOP recruiting, and it appears the Democrats will have to play defense in exactly ONE state (Louisiana), while staying on offense in at least six states: Colorado, Virginia, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, and Oregon -- and perhaps a couple more (see: Kentucky, New Mexico and even Alaska!!?!??!).

Also in this Washington Times op-ed today, is House Minority Leader John Boehner framing what the congressional battles will look like?