"There is, and always was, a path for victory for him. It depended a lot on what he did with it," said Jennifer E. Duffy, who covers Senate races for the Cook Political Report. "He's essentially had to rebuild from scratch [since leaving the GOP], and he has been doing that and still raising money."
"I think they're going to come together out of necessity," said Jennifer E. Duffy, who covers gubernatorial races for the Cook Political Report. "Once everybody [in the party] sort of gets over the shock, I think that they're going to come around and be with him."