From the Archives: Obama, Biden Seats in Danger?

January 25, 2010 · 2:33 PM EST

With Democratic Attorney General Beau Biden (D) officially out of the race, the Democratic hold on Vice President Joe Biden’s Senate seat is slipping away very quickly. Here is a piece I wrote in July on the scenario that Democrats could lose both the President’s and Vice President’s former seat.

Friday, July 31, 2009
Obama, Biden Seats in Danger?
By Nathan L. Gonzales

Lost in the focus on President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden’s history-making move down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in January was the fact that Republicans have a historic opportunity to pick up the pair’s former Senate seats.

Over the past century, half of the dozen seats vacated by a new president or vice president have switched partisan control in the next election.

In 2010, Republicans have open-seat opportunities in Illinois and Delaware and could win both seats vacated by a president and vice president in the same cycle for the first time in U.S. history. Click here for the rest of the story.