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Looking ahead to 2010

What are constuctive things that right-leaning folks can do if they don’t like the change in guard this time around? How about look ahead to the 2010 Senate election cycle and try to help those Republicans coming up for re-election keep their seats and assist the Democrats in losing theirs? I picked up a copy of Michael Barone’s excellent book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0892341173?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0892341173″emThe Almanac of American Politics, 2008 /em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0892341173″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / to see what senators are up for re-election. Here is what I found:br /br /Democrats up for re-election br /br /Bayh, Evan (D-IN) br /Boxer, Barbara (D-CA) br /Dodd, Christopher J. (D-CT) br /Dorgan, Byron L. (D-ND) br /Feingold, Russell D. (D-WI) br /Inouye, Daniel K. (D-HI) br /Leahy, Patrick J. (D-VT) br /Lincoln, Blanche L. (D-AR) br /Mikulski, Barbara A. (D-MD) br /Murray, Patty (D-WA) br /Obama, Barack (D-IL) br /Reid, Harry (D-NV) br /Salazar, Ken (D-CO) br /Schumer, Charles E. (D-NY) br /Wyden, Ron (D-OR) br /br /br /Republicans up for re-electionbr /br /Bond, Christopher S. (R-MO) br /Brownback, Sam (R-KS) br /Bunning, Jim (R-KY) br /Burr, Richard (R-NC) br /Coburn, Tom (R-OK) br /Crapo, Mike (R-ID) br /DeMint, Jim (R-SC) br /Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) br /Gregg, Judd (R-NH) br /Isakson, Johnny (R-GA) br /Martinez, Mel (R-FL) br /McCain, John (R-AZ) br /Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK) br /Shelby, Richard C. (R-AL) br /Specter, Arlen (R-PA) br /Thune, John (R-SD) br /Vitter, David (R-LA) br /Voinovich, George V. (R-OH) br /br /I wonder if Arnold Schwarzenegger might run against Barbara Boxer for her Senate seat or if Chris Dodd will survive his ties to the housing crisis? Perhaps if conservatives and libertarians work together to defeat a few Democrats and keep Republicans in place, 2010 will be a more welcoming place for us. Anyone out there with any concrete ideas on how to go about doing this–other than the obvious such as putting up and running websites like EvanBayhwatch.com etc?