With each week it looks more like the Democrats will win the Presidency and the US Senate allowing a President Biden to be able to work to undo a lot of Donald Trump’s chaotic fours years in office ….
In the race to capture the Senate, the playing field has become increasingly competitive or even advantageous for Democratic candidates across the country, with recent polls, ratings changes and fundraising totals all showing the GOP’s majority in the upper chamber in serious jeopardy.
Politico shifted its ratings for two critical races, Montana and Iowa, from leaning Republican to tossup.
The ratings changes were likely based in large part on recent polls that show Democrat Theresa Greenfield leading Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) by 2 points–after a Selzer poll in June put her up by 3 points–and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock leading Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) by 3 points.
Other vulnerable GOP incumbents are faring scarcely better, with a Public Policy Polling poll putting Democrat Sara Gideon ahead of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.) by 4 points and a CNBC poll giving Democrat Cal Cunningham a lead of 10 points over Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
Polls also consistently show Sen. McSally (R-Ariz) trailing Democrat Mark Kelly, and Sen. Cory Garnder (R-Colo.) falling behind former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, two states that have been rapidly trending towards Democrats in recent cycles.
$9 million. Several Democratic challengers have brought in staggering fundraising sums in the second quarter of 2020. Gideon raised $9 million to Collins’ $3 million, while Bullock raised $7.7 million and Cunningham raised $7.4 million.
One Senate race that may go against the grain is Alabama. Democratic incumbent Doug Jones is facing steep reelection odds after narrowly capturing his seat in a 2017 special election when his opponent, Roy Moore, was accused of sexual misconduct of minors….