Republicans Eye 60 Seats in Senate by 2014

GOP strategists want total control in four years.

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Republican political strategists have a plan: Take control of the House this year, the White House in 2012, and build a filibuster-proof Senate in 2014. "This would be our second chance," says a key strategist. "We think the public will give us one more shot to make a good impression." The hardest to get might be a 60-seat Senate majority, something the GOP is already working on. One strategist on that project says the GOP hopes to have 47 Republicans in the Senate with the elections this year, 54 in 2012, and 60 after the 2014 vote.

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