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    While all eyes are on the presidential election, the Senate races are perhaps the most important races in the election. These will determine whether the GOP will hold on to their power going forward and be able control or influence the direction of the country.
    Thursday, during an appearance on Fox News Radio’s “The Guy Benson Show,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put the odds at even his party keeps control of the U.S. Senate. He explained several Senate races within the margin of error, which puts the balance of the body in question. “I think the honest answer...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — It’s primary day in Delaware and we’re tracking a few big races voters will decide on a U.S. Senate seat for Delaware is up for grabs, so is the city’s mayoral seat in Wilmington. On top of all that, voters are casting ballots for the state’s next governor. A steady stream...
    Reuters September 14, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s slumping opinion poll numbers over his response to the coronavirus pandemic are also weighing on his fellow Republicans’ chances of holding onto their 53-47 majority in the U.S. Senate. Democrats would need to win at least three Republican-held seats for a majority, if Democrat Joe...
    (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's slumping opinion poll numbers over his response to the coronavirus pandemic are also weighing on his fellow Republicans' chances of holding onto their 53-47 majority in the U.S. Senate. Democrats would need to win at least three Republican-held seats for a majority, if Democrat Joe Biden wins the White House,...
    Pennsylvania Ave to US CapitolJoe Sohm | Visions of America | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden gets sworn in as president in January, the composition of the Senate will shape what they can accomplish.  Republicans and Democrats have settled into the final weeks of a high-stakes fight for...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said Republicans are at risk of losing control of the Senate in contests so close they are “like a knife fight in an alley.” “We knew this was going to be a struggle. I think it’s a 50-50 proposition. The outcome of the Senate could go either way,”...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he sees the Republicans as having a "50-50" shot of staying in the majority following the 2020 election. The Kentucky Republican told CNN that there are several tight races between Republican incumbents and Democratic challengers that could cost the GOP the majority and called the election a "a...
    The presidential and Minnesota Senate races are in a virtual tie, a poll the campaign of former Rep. Jason Lewis (R) shows. The internal poll shows incumbent GOP President Donald Trump in a statistical tie with Democrat nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, with Biden at 48 percent and Trump at 45 percent with 3...
    Democratic Senate candidates hold leads over GOP incumbents in Arizona and North Carolina, according to Fox News polls released Wednesday. Arizona Senate candidate and former astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat, has a wide 17-point lead over Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyTrump warnings on lawlessness divide GOP candidates Biden agenda hinges on Senate majority McSally tells...
    While there won’t be a plan to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department on the ballots of city voters this fall, Republicans in the state hope to make the 2020 election a referendum on the issue in races across the state. Since George Floyd was killed by MPD and protests and riots broke out in the...
    It’s primary election day, Tuesday, Sept. 1! And if you’re not sure what to expect when you hit the polling booth, we’ve got you covered. Polls are open: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are unsure where to vote, find your polling place online.  Voters can cast ballots in either the Republican, Democrat, Green...
    The chairman of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm expressed confidence Wednesday that the party will retain control of the upper chamber after this fall’s elections, during which it must defend several seats in competitive races. “There’s no doubt that Republicans will control the Senate,” National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Executive Director Kevin McLaughlin said in a...
    By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Women are all but guaranteed to claim a majority of Wyoming’s congressional delegation for the first time after voters picked four — two Republicans and two Democrats — to compete for U.S. Senate and House seats in November. It’s another milestone for women in the Equality...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Women are all but guaranteed to claim a majority of Wyoming’s congressional delegation for the first time after voters picked four — two Republicans and two Democrats — to compete for U.S. Senate and House seats in November. It’s another milestone for women in the Equality State, which got its...
    The race is already on for the 134 seats in the Minnesota House and 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate up for election in 2020. To keep you apprised of how the contests are shaping up, MinnPost is compiling a running list of who’s running for the Legislature. You can help us keep this list...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he feels “optimistic” that Republicans will be able to hold on to the Senate come November — but warned it was going to be “tough.” McConnell (R-Ky.) offered his take on where things stood for the GOP ahead of the election during an appearance on Fox News’ “Bill Hemmer...
    Democratic Maine state House Speaker Sara Gideon is leading Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsAnalysis finds record high number of woman versus woman congressional races Group of GOP senators back more money for airlines to pay workers Republicans uncomfortably playing defense MORE (R) in the state’s closely watched Senate race, while Democrats in South Carolina and...
    While a hotly contested primary is playing out across the Mississippi River in the Minneapolis-based 5th Congressional District, most of the legislative and congressional races in Tuesday’s intra-party elections in the east metro are relatively sleepy affairs. As television viewers across the Twin Cities are bombarded by campaign commercials for U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and...
    A record number of congressional races will be between two women candidates in November, according to data compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.   The data lists 38 all-women congressional races, building on the record of 33 all-women races set in the 2018 midterms. Three of the 38 races are...
    The U.S. Capitol stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images Voters picked their nominees in several key Senate races and two more House members lost to challengers as five states held their primary elections Tuesday.  Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state all voted in an...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The primary for local and statewide races in Minnesota is just nine days away. One of the most widely followed races is the one for U.S. Senate. Democratic incumbent Sen. Tina Smith is trying to get reelected. On the Republican side, primary voters will choose between John Berman, Cynthia Gail, Bob Carney,...
    It’s been nearly three decades since a Democrat won Georgia in a presidential election. Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton carried the state in the 1992 election. But a new poll in Georgia indicates the state’s 16 electoral votes are up for grabs in the race between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. WHAT THE...
    The Lincoln Project, a GOP anti-Trump group, on Wednesday, launched a $4 million ad buy targeting Senate contests in Maine, Alaska, and Montana.  The buy, which was first reported by Axios, will air for seven to 10 days in key markets in the three states.  The ads in Alaska and Maine express support for challengers to...
    As candidate qualifying ended Friday, more than a dozen candidates had signed up to challenge U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy in November. Cassidy, a Republican with President Donald Trump’s backing and $6 million in campaign cash, will be a heavy favorite to win re-election. Cassidy is a medical doctor from Baton Rouge who has served...
    Igor Derysh July 27, 2020 3:34PM (UTC) Retired astronaut Mark Kelly's lead over Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., swelled to double-digits in a new poll as a slew of recent surveys signaled tough races for Republicans in Senate races. Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., leads McSally 53-41 in a new NBC...
    Control of the Senate is up for grabs this November, and the electoral map presents plum opportunities for both Democrats and Republicans to make gains, some receiving less attention than others. Democrats only need three to four seats to flip the Senate's balance of power in the fall, presuming they hold onto Alabama. And that...
    The nonpartisan Cook Political Report, an independent online newsletter,  shifted a handful of Senate races on Thursday in favor of Democrats, with the November general election just 103 days away. With the relabeling came a prediction: That Democrats, who currently control the House, will win back control of the Senate in November. Cook switched GOP Sens. Martha McSallyMartha...
    Alex Henderson July 17, 2020 10:58PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Many Democratic strategists have been emphasizing that if former Vice President Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, he won't be able to get a lot done from a policy standpoint unless Democrats achieve a majority in the U.S. Senate...
            by Thomas Catenacci  Democrats hoping to unseat Republicans in 10 key U.S. Senate races outraised their opponents by $34 million over the three month quarter ending June 30, Federal Election Commission filings show. The 10 Democrats raised a total of $86 million compared to the $52 million that Republicans raised,...
    Many Democratic strategists have been emphasizing that if former Vice President Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, he won’t be able to get a lot done from a policy standpoint unless Democrats achieve a majority in the U.S. Senate and Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky loses his position as Senate majority leader —...
    Democrats hoping to unseat Republicans in 10 key U.S. Senate races outraised their opponents by $34 million over the three month quarter ending June 30, Federal Election Commission filings show. The 10 Democrats raised a total of $86 million compared to the $52 million that Republicans raised, Reuters reported. Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South...
    Mary Ottilie "M. J." Jennings Hegar on September 15, 2018 in Georgetown, Texas.Suzanne Cordeiro | AFP via Getty Images Primaries Tuesday set the stage for three of the Senate races that will determine which party controls the chamber after the November election. In Alabama, Maine and Texas, voters chose challengers who will run in some...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail.  LEADING THE DAY: 5 key races to...
    According to a Sunday report from The Washington Post, President Donald Trump is viewed as a “drag” on Republican candidates in a number of key Senate and House races. Both Democrats and Republicans reportedly believe that the president’s management of the coronavirus crisis has been so inadequate that the entire Republican Party will suffer in...
    Lou Dobbs spoke with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Wednesday and confronted her on why the party isn’t supporting candidates in primary races across the country. He specifically brought up the Senate races in Alabama, Georgia, and Kansas, remarking on how Jeff Sessions, Doug Collins, and Kris Kobach aren’t being supported by the RNC or...
    By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - The gun safety group Giffords will launch a nationwide effort next week aimed at boosting Democratic candidates in key U.S. Senate races who support universal background checks for firearms purchases. With Democrats' chances of flipping the Senate improving as Republican President Donald Trump's poll numbers slide ahead of the Nov....
    Retired Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "What Should America Do About Gun Violence?" on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call Democrats lead in three pivotal U.S. Senate races as President Donald Trump falls into a deeper hole in...
    The Republican Party will suffer a double whammy in November if it loses control of not only the White House, but also, the U.S. Senate. And according to New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Matt Stevens, recent polling indicates that President Donald Trump is hurting the GOP’s chances of maintaining its Senate majority. Martin...
    Democrats are leading their Republican opponents in crucial Senate races in Arizona, North Carolina and Michigan as the parties battle for control of the upper chamber this November.  A new New York Times/Sienna College poll indicates Republican candidates in tight down-ballot races may be feeling repercussions from recent controversies surrounding the handling of the coronavirus,...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Presidential primaries may top the ballot June 23, but there are several others races to be decided in Kentucky including party nominations for a U.S. Senate seat. Other contested races on the ballot include five U.S. House seats, 11 contested legislative primaries and a Kentucky Supreme Court seat. Here’s a summary...
    Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019.Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook on Wednesday announced that it will now allow the public to track exactly how much U.S. senatorial and congressional candidates are spending on political ads on the company's social networks.  The company will...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Democratic contenders for Congress including a renowned former CIA operative, a district attorney and a professional advocate for Native American communities were facing off Tuesday in a likely decisive congressional primary in northern New Mexico. The winner of the seven-way contest will compete in a district dominated by registered Democrats...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Key races in Wisconsin came into clearer focus Monday, the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers to get on the November ballot. Republicans are looking to maintain their majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly heading into 2021, when the Legislature will be charged with the once-a-decade job...