Your Taxes, Your Vote: Wealth of Open Senate Seats Make For Midterm Drama
For voters in more than the usual number of states, this is one election where you may need a scorecard because of the wealth of open seats.
A dozen Senate seats are up for grabs because the incumbent either retired or was defeated at the primary level. In the House, there's almost four dozen such seats.
Here's a snapshot of the candidates and the current seat holder, who's not on the ballot this year.
Current: Lisa Murkowski—Republican (defeated)
Current: Chris Dodd—Democrat (retiring)