Buyer's district had been considered a "solid Republican" seat by the nonpartisan election analysis group, the Cook Political Report. Republicans maintain a 14-point edge in the district, making it likely -- though not certain in an anti-incumbent environment, that Republicans will hold onto the seat.
Yeah, the GOP is safe. The day that a Democrat wins in Buyer's district will be the day that a Republican replaces Ted Kennedy.
These days, take nothing for granted.