From Steve Kraske's latest column in the Star:
Here are seven other forecasts to bank on for the year ahead...
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill skates across the finish line with a re-election victory. It’s going to be ugly, but McCaskill bobs, weaves and glides just enough to win her second term against a gift GOP candidate.
That “gift” GOP nominee will be John Brunner, the St. Louis businessman who has enough money to buy himself a place on the Republican ticket in August over Sarah Steelman and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. The deciding factor: Brunner’s experienced political team.