Cook Predicts Tough Senate Races Through 2018

By a quirk of fate, we may be in for some pretty turbulent Senate elections, not only this November but in 2016 and 2018 as well. Majority status could resemble a rubber band as much as anything else. It is entirely plausible that the Senate will tip back into GOP hands in 2014, return to Democrats in 2016, and then flip again to Republicans in 2018. It’s all about how many — and which — seats on each side are up and exposed to losses, not to mention whether it is a presidential or midterm election.

— Charlie Cook, writing in National Journal.