A Senate 'Supermajority'?

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That was before an Obama candidacy that could draw in $150 million a month in small donations and attract endorsements from Republicans like retired general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

And it was before the financial panic of ’08.

Now, the GOP fears a bloodbath in November voting. And Democrats dream of maybe even winning a filibuster-proof, 60-seat majority in the U.S. Senate.

This hour, On Point: From race to hot race, we’ll go to Senate races across the country — in North Carolina, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Oregon, from Al Franken to “Liddy” Dole — to ask what’s coming on Capitol Hill.

You can join the conversation. Beyond the White House, what do you see coming for Congress, and the U.S. Senate, on November 4th? Share your thoughts.Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Carl Hulse, chief congressional correspondent for The New York Times. He’s been reporting on Congress for twenty years.

Joining us from Charlotte, North Carolina, is Jim Morrill, senior political reporter for The Charlotte Observer.

From Nashua, New Hampshire, we're joined by Kevin Landrigan, senior political reporter for the Nashua Telegraph.

Patricia Lopez joins us from from St. Paul, Minnesota. She's political reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

And from Portland, Oregon, we're joined by Jeff Mapes. He's senior political reporter for The Oregonian.

This program aired on October 20, 2008.


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