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Could Ben Nelson Get Left Out In The Cold?

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 Sen. Ben Nelson.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

"We're completely behind Senator Nelson and fully expect he'll be re-elected," said DSCC spokesperson Shripal Shah. "Republicans should be more concerned with their divisive and crowded primary." Still, it's a powerful hint that the DSCC has its priorities, and that Ben Nelson and Tim Kaine may not be able to expect as much help from the national party as they would like. The only two Republican-held seats that the DSCC indicates they would battle for under the limited plan are Massachusetts and Nevada, where Democrats hope to give Sens. Scott Brown and Dean Heller a run for their money. On the fully-funded map, the DSCC aims a little higher, planning assaults on Republican-held seats in Maine, Indiana, Tennessee and Utah -- and even Mississippi and Wyoming. Connecticut is the only open seat the limited map shows the DSCC fighting for, while the fully funded map shows them fighting for every open seat: Connecticut, North Dakota, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Virginia.

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