The Kentucky Republican lawmaker just doesn’t know how big it will be…
McConnell said he’s hopeful Republicans can hold a majority in the Senate and continue appointing conservative judges throughout the entirety of Trump’s tenure.
“This is going to be a challenging election year,” McConnell said. “We know the wind is going to be in our face. We don’t know whether it’s going to be a Category 3, 4 or 5.”
Trump’s low approval ratings could be a major factor in House elections, considering every seat is up for election this year. In the Senate, only a third of the seats are in contention.
Of the Senate seats up for grabs, 26 are held by Democrats and eight by Republicans. And, of the 26 Democratic seats up for election, six are in states where Trump’s popularity remains fairly high – Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia.
“I’m hoping we can hold the Senate,” he said, “And the principle reason for that, even if we were to lose the House and be stymied legislatively, we could still approve appointments, which is a huge part of what we do.”…
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