Domenici would have eked out a victory, in spite of his abysmal popularity ratings. Now, he's retiring too. Given the swingish nature of New Mexico, this race should be a toss up. Given the political climate, it might even be a "Democrat Favored" rated seat. In any event, another big, messy, expensive, ubercompetitive Senate seat is not what the cash-strapped RSCC wanted. This is the nightmare scenario for Republicans.
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