GOP looks for Senate campaign reset heading toward November

GOP looks for Senate campaign reset heading toward November

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans are looking to hit the reset button on their Senate midterm election playbook after weeks of poor polls and stories about Democratic momentum. Senate GOP candidates emerged from primaries battered, bruised and struggling to gain traction in their general election matchups. Even...

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Mitch McConnell Gives Downbeat Forecast On GOP Winning Senate

Mitch McConnell Gives Downbeat Forecast On GOP Winning Senate

This post was originally published on this siteThe Senate GOP leader cited “candidate quality” as a factor in whether Republicans can win control in the November election.

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Cheney tries to hold on in tough Wyoming primary reshaped by Trump

Cheney tries to hold on in tough Wyoming primary reshaped by Trump

This post was originally published on this siteSix years ago, when Rep. Liz Cheney first ran for Wyoming’s lone House seat, Nicholas Houfek said he saw the long-time Virginia resident, who had purchased a home in Jackson Hole four years earlier, as a “carpetbagger.”

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3 Republicans Vie to Challenge Senator Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut

3 Republicans Vie to Challenge Senator Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut

This post was originally published on this siteMr. Blumenthal, a Democrat in his second term, remains favored but his job approval has slipped below 50 percent.

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Report: Georgia runoff could decide control of the Senate for the 2nd consecutive time

Report: Georgia runoff could decide control of the Senate for the 2nd consecutive time

The close race between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker could lead to a situation in which a January runoff in Georgia decides control of the Senate for the second consecutive time, Politico reports.
Analysts from across the political spectrum expect the race to be close. Two polls from late July showed Warnock leading the former NFL star 48-45 and 46-42, respectively. In both cases, the pastor-turned-senator’s edge was within the margin of error.
The problem is, thanks to the roughly 3 percent of voters who favor Libertarian Chase Oliver, neither major party candidate is on track to clear 50 percent. In that case, Warnock and Walker would face one another in a runoff in January.
That’s exactly what happened last election cycle, when Sen. Jon Ossoff (D) defeated then-Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Warnock beat out then-Sen. David Purdue (R) in a special election. These two narrow victories, coming on the heels of President Biden’s win in November, handed Democrats their current trifecta.
Republicans are almost certain to take back the House in November but face a far narrower path to reclaiming the Senate. Depending on how races in states like Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania turn out, there’s a strong possibility that, come January, we might all be obsessively hitting “refresh” on the Georgia election results page once again.

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‘Liberal’ Mark Kelly and ‘dangerous’ Blake Masters: Arizona’s key Senate showdown is quickly heating up

‘Liberal’ Mark Kelly and ‘dangerous’ Blake Masters: Arizona’s key Senate showdown is quickly heating up

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican Blake Masters hopes to oust Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly by tying him to President Joe Biden in Arizona’s key Senate race this fall.

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Hershel Walker gets flagged for campaign filing omission as Georgia Senate race heats up

Hershel Walker gets flagged for campaign filing omission as Georgia Senate race heats up

This post was originally published on this site Republican senate candidate Herschel Walker is once again facing scrutiny over a finance disclosure originally filed in December, and a left-leaning political action committee is renewing its call for an investigation. End Citizens United asked the U.S. Department of Justice in April...

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Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Are Neck-and-Neck in New Georgia Poll

Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Are Neck-and-Neck in New Georgia Poll

This post was originally published on this siteMegan Varner/Getty Georgia is already a hotbed of political spending as Democrats try to maintain their momentum in the state—and a new poll shows the race between former NFL player Herschel Walker (R) and incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) is neck-and-neck. A survey...

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Greitens leads Missouri GOP Senate primary field: poll

Greitens leads Missouri GOP Senate primary field: poll

This post was originally published on this siteDisgraced former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens leads the field of Republicans vying for the party’s nomination to succeed retiring Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), according to a new poll from The Hill and Emerson College. The poll of 1,000 likely GOP primary voters in...

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