The odds are vastly against Democrats getting a majority in the US Senate for 2021…
But they hope that a strong turnout of voters and some good Democratic candidates just might help edge out a majority in the Senate and give Sen. Chuck Schumer Mitch McConnell’s job leading the legislative body…
Democratic and Republican lawmakers believe next year’s battle for the Senate majority largely will hinge on the presidential race — and who wins the Democratic Party’s nomination.
Democrats think they have a shot at winning back the Senate and unified control of Congress, but only if their voters show up in mass to sweep Trump from office.
“It depends on who our candidate is,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). “We don’t win the Senate if we don’t win the presidency. Period. Stop. Getting that choice right is more important than anything else.”
The party got a shot of confidence last month when Trump’s internal campaign polling leaked and showed him losing to a generic Democratic candidate in key swing states.
Democrats need a net gain of three Senate seats and the White House — or four without winning the White House — to regain the Senate majority. But their path is made more difficult because of the defense of vulnerable Sen. Doug Jones (D) in Alabama…..