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TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014, 8:35 A.M.

Silver: Risch 99-to-1 Favorite To Win

Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch is among six U.S. senators with a 99 percent likelihood of re-election, according to Nate Silver, the forecaster who precisely predicted President Obama’s Electoral College and percentage of the vote in 2012. Silver also predicts Republicans will win exactly the six seats they need for a 51-49 margin in the Senate, which would propel both Risch and Idaho’s senior GOP Sen. Mike Crapo into more powerful committee posts. “We think the Republicans are now slight favorites to win at least six seats and capture the chamber,” writes Silver, who recently left the New York Times for ESPN/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: How would things be different if Republicans controlled both houses of Congress?

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