.....“The Democrats should be absolutely obsessed with this race,’’ said Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University political scientist. “Yet there doesn’t seem to be a national urgency.’’.......HERE.
..........But if Democrats take both Nevada and the Bay State, Republicans would need to practically run the table in other close races to win a Senate majority, a steep, uphill path to power. Senate Democrats hold a 53-to-47 advantage over Republicans, including the two independents who caucus with the Democrats.
“Massachusetts and Nevada . . . are the two important places where they absolutely must put the seats in play,’’ said Stuart Rothenberg, publisher of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report, which tracks political races. “Democratic insiders know if they can play offense in some places and pick off one or two Republican seats that just makes it a whole lot easier to hold the Senate.’’