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Nate Silver Knocks 'Hypocritical' Democrats Who Criticized His Analysis

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"Here’s the least surprising news: Political campaigns are hypocritical," Silver wrote. "At the same time the DSCC is criticizing our forecasts publicly, it’s sending out email pitches that cite Nate Silver’s 'shocking, scary' forecasts to compel Democrats into donating."

As TPM reported, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent out a memo Monday noting that Silver has been wrong in the past about Senate races -- a day after Silver's FiveThirtyEight website released a new 2014 forecast that gave Republicans about a 60 percent chance of winning the Senate.

The Atlantic also reported that the DSCC led with Silver's "shocking, scary new Senate forecasts" in a fundraising email.