Forecast: Dancing elephants

The 10 closest races in Republican-leaning 2014 midterms

Most of the folks who track the polls and crunch the numbers agree that control of the U.S. Senate is going to shift from the Democrats to the Republicans during the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. Stat guru Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight site projects Republicans controlling 52 of the 100 seats after the dust settles. Here’s what the 10 closest races look like:

State / Projected winning party / Projected win %

Kansas Independent 56

Iowa Republican 64

Colorado Republican 64

Georgia Republican 72

Kentucky Republican 74

Arkansas Republican 74

Louisiana Republican 78

North Carolina Democrat 78

Alaska Republican 79

New Hampshire Democrat 81