Discord & Dissension – Part XII – Fight For The Senate

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Once again, Jill has done a wonderful job accentuating the importance of the November election. With this post, she breaks down those Senate seats that look good for the Democrats, as well as those that are a little to close for comfort. No matter how you look at it, sitting this one out is NOT an option. Thanks Jill!

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So far, Jeff and I have focused solely on the presidential election in November, and granted, that is the single most important of the many elections coming up in November, but it is not the only crucial one.  We will come back to the presidential election soon, but for today I want to talk about the Senate races.

There are 35 senate seats up for grabs on November 3rd, 23 of which are currently held by republicans.  The current demographics of the Senate are 53 republicans, 45 democrats, and 2 independents who caucus with the democrats.  So, the democrats, in order to gain a simple majority, will need to flip at least a net 4 of the 23 republican-held seats.  Can they do it?  I think there is a better-than-average chance that they can and will, but as we saw in 2016, it doesn’t pay to take anything for granted.

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