Only reason I bring it up is because the wikipedia article mentions that the Republicans were trying to get him back during the Reagan administration. Now, obviously things are different here and if Zorinsky were to switch it would be a pretty small difference considering A: He's going to be dead by the time 1987 ends and B: The nature of the coalition that is the Democratic Party. But I just thought it was fun to mention!I guess I didn’t realize that Zorinsky used to be a Republican before he ran! He’s definitely a fly in the ointment but there’s a lot of votes Byrd can lose (and some GOP Senators of the Weicker mold are almost certainly gettable, for that matter. Partisanship was not very extreme back then after all)
Yeah it never came up before but I was wondering about Abscam a little. Definitely going to be interesting to see it shake out and those special elections too!