With both US Senate seats up this year, New Yorkers are big players in any potential power swaps in the upper house. However with the GOP having trouble fielding candidates, it is looking like a twin win for the Dems.
Senator Charles Schumer is a possible unopposed candidate and the other seat is looking so blue that a second Democrat is hinting at a run where the Democratic nomination likely is tantamount to election.
Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr.....now a NYC resident and registered to vote here for just two months is looking at a primary against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
If Mr. Ford runs, he could win that primary since black voters make up a full 25% of the a Democratic primary vote. Mr. Ford also appeals to blue dogs since Senator Gillibrand was forced to lurch to the left following her appointment to the seat.
One possible for the GOP is former Staten Island Congresswoman Susan Molinari who is a capable candidate and is pondering a run. There is also Rep. Peter King, but so far he doesn't seem to be in it.
With their prospects wanting in the races for Governor, Comptroller and AG as well, a resurgent GOP could be stymied on all the statewide races, even if they do make strides in Congressional races and the State Senate.