Long Seen as the Favorites, Republican Senate Majority Now at Risk

Winter may be coming for Mitch McConnell.

No, he (probably) doesn’t have to worry about losing his reelection campaign in Kentucky, but his Senate majority is in greater peril than at any point since the GOP swept to power in the chamber in 2014.

“There is a massive advantage for Democrats and there are a lot of states in play,” a Democratic insider boasted. “There are a lot of different factors here that compliment each other.”

For starters, Republicans are facing a math problem. The 2020 Senate election will have the GOP defending 23 seats, while the Democrats will only need to guard 12. Republicans currently hold a 53-47 advantage, meaning Senate Democrats would need a net gain of four seats to ensure control of the chamber (or three if they manage to take the White House. Should Biden become president, his vice-president would be able to cast the deciding vote in a 50-50 Senate.)

Continue reading at the New York Post.

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