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2020 Senate Overview (July 10, 2020): Democrats Poised to Control the Senate

July 10, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

The Senate has been in play for at least nine months, but Democratic chances of winning control of the chamber have improved significantly in the last few weeks. 

As Joe Biden has grown a significant lead over President Donald Trump in the race…

2020 Senate Overview (July 10, 2020): Alabama - Kansas

July 10, 2020 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alabama. Doug Jones (D), elected 2017 special (50%). July 14 GOP Runoff (was March 31). Republicans will finally select their nominee next week in the runoff between former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville (who finished first in the primary with 33 percent) and former Sen. Jeff Sessions (who was…

2020 Senate Overview (July 10, 2020): Kentucky - New Mexico

July 10, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Kentucky. Mitch McConnell (R), elected 1984 (50%), 1990 (52%), 1996 (55%), 2002 (65%), 2008 (53%) and 2014 (56%). A sleepy Democratic primary victory by veteran Amy McGrath turned into a nationally-watched affair as state Rep. Charles Booker surged in the final weeks with endorsements from Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep.…

2020 Senate Overview (July 10, 2020): North Carolina - Wyoming

July 10, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina. Thom Tillis (R), elected 2014 (49%). The good news for Tillis is that he’s been consistently locked in a competitive race in a presidential battleground state that Trump won by 3.5 points in 2016, and the president has been competitive with Biden for most of the cycle. The…

Should Down-Ballot Republicans Ready a ‘No Blank Check’ Strategy?

by Stuart Rothenberg July 10, 2020 · 8:45 AM EDT

No, DC Statehood Won’t Lead to Permanent Senate Majority for Democrats

by Jacob Rubashkin July 6, 2020 · 10:24 AM EDT

Any conversation about DC statehood will inevitably include Republicans predicting a permanent…

How One Senate Class Shows a National Realignment

by Jacob Rubashkin June 25, 2020 · 11:52 AM EDT

In 2014, Republicans took over nine Democratic Senate seats — the largest gain in two…

Georgia Senate: The Road to Redemption

by Jacob Rubashkin June 19, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

Jon Ossoff has been the punchline of an expensive joke for the last three years. But the one-time failed House candidate might get the last laugh in a Senate race that has been out of the spotlight until recently.

Much of the attention around Georgia has focused on whether it’s…

Report Shorts (June 19, 2020)

June 19, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Colorado Senate, Cory Gardner, R, elected 48%. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for former Gov. John Hickenlooper, the likely Democratic nominee. He was forced to pay a $2,750 fine after the state’s Independent Ethics Commission found him guilty of accepting two illegal gifts on trips he took as…

Likely New Members of the 117th Congress (June 8, 2020)

by Jacob Rubashkin June 8, 2020 · 1:40 PM EDT
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