Republicans don't have much time to get their house in order.
Here is a list of the Senators who will be up for re-election in 2010. No senators are up from my home state, although it would take something pretty serious to unseat an incumbent Democrat in NJ.
Six years ago, Bob Toricelli was convicted of taking bribes and was forced to withdraw. In spite of the fact that the deadline to add someone to the ballot (clearly spelled out in state law) had passed, the state supreme court permitted the Democrats to add Frank Lautenberg to the ticket.
NJ voted him in anyway.