WASHINGTON -- Democratic insiders, acknowledging little chance of recapturing the House in 2004, have all but given up hope of winning a Senate
majority, unless there is such a transcendent development as an economic collapse.
The early calculation in Democratic circles is for a net loss of four additional Senate seats, extending the present 51-49 Republican majority to
55-45. Democratic seats are in real jeopardy in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, South Dakota and Nevada.