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Toss-up States, the balance of power in the Senate could change
Close votes in the Senate race, Democrats are feeling optimistic, even as some red States to navigate the Trump factor; Mike Emanuel has the details for the ” Special report.’
This was expected to be a lighter year for Senate Republicans.
Democrats were supposed to be defensive play as a Senate candidate ran in conservative States, and that President Trump hand won prior two years.
But for the Republican leader to be in control of the Senate, anxious, some races are getting a little too close for comfort.
A good example of this is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former presidential candidate, is now struggling to hold on to his seat.
“We’ve got a fight on our hands,” Cruz. “The extreme left, you are angry, you are full of energy and they are full of hatred.”
Money poured in Texas has to take advantage of his Challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke, D-El Paso, who pulls rallies large crowds.
“It’s about the future of this country, the great things we want to do, from the least insured state in the country, the one that leads to the universal health care,” O’rourke said to stop supporters in a recent campaign.
A national Republican source said, while O ‘ Rourke attention, he probably will not win.
“Beto fundraising is, of course, to trivialize anything, but it is still Texas,” said the source. “I think the more is held to its plate… and people can learn more about his anti-gun, open borders record, the gap is growing.”
In addition to Texas, Real Clear Politics eight other Senate lists races as tossups—Arizona, Indiana, Montana, Missouri, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, and North Dakota.
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Some of these include the red incumbent Democrats like Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.
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But if Texas and Tennessee, traditional Republican strongholds in the mix, then there is a possibility that the Democrats would have a path back to the Senate.
of Donnelly’s pitch is that he is not entirely anti-President Trump.
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“Hoosiers want a senator that works for you. Now, I’m going to with any President, but I don’t work for any President,” Donnelly told Fox News. “I work for the people in Indiana.”
Democrats are an expression of hope that the Senate majority is about to be turned into play by the numbers in Texas, Tennessee and other places.
But you realize you must run your incumbent senators, what to expect hard-fought race.
“North Dakota, Missouri, and Florida – three very close, very tough fight, very tough States for three members of the Senate, won two of those, at least, while Obama the last election, where you had the advantage, he said at the top of the ticket,” democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh Fox News.
Marsh said, Democrats still have a chance in States, the castles Republican.
“For the first time, you have not only Democrats in red States to defend, there are some Democrats who managed to win a few red States such as Tennessee, Texas and do not forget Mississippi. [Former Rep.] Mike Espy has to win a really good chance to [Mississippi],” said Marsh.
Sources close to majority Leader Mitch McConnell to confirm a difficult choice environment. But you propose that a GOP victory in North Dakota is very possible, and you do not believe you will lose the majority in the Senate.
Mike Emanuel currently serves as chief congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.