Guess how Democrats kept control of the Senate? On the strength of women voters concerned about rabidly anti-choice candidates. But there's a catch.
There's abundant evidence that when it came to the Senate, Republicans overplayed their hand by nominating so many candidates that opposed abortion in all circumstances.
Take the close race in Colorado, which we spent a lot of time looking at. Everyone thought Michael Bennet was a long shot to keep the seat he'd been appointed to, but pointing out Republican Ken Buck's position on choice did the truth. (And the organizing around the extreme Personhood campaign in the same state couldn't have hurt in that department, either.)