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The Big Picture (Senate Side)

It is from the Democratic perspective, to put it mildly, not a pretty picture. The two races that particularly stand out to me, however, are Wisconsin and Ohio, where Republican candidates staged dramatic mid-summer breakouts. See Ohio below and you'll see that Rob Portman went from basically tied with Fisher to opening up a very sizable lead. Pretty much out of the blue in June. The trend graph shows a similar story in Wisconsin, where Russ Feingold had a small lead into mid-July when John came out of nowhere to open up a sizable lead.

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