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Former Democratic congressmen say getting re-elected is difficult for centrists.
The threat from the government, and Nevada and Colorado Senate numbers.
Eager to keep Democrats on the defensive, GOP groups are planning a $50 million advertising drive.
Schumer is largely credited as the architect of Democratic wins in 2006 and 2008.
Some Democrats see hope, thanks to federal dollars and projects being steered to home states.
Those in New York and closest to the controversy are staying silent or scrambling away.
The NRA leads the pack in terms of political contributions to members of Congress.