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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:08 PM Aug 2019

Both Parties See Control of the Senate as Pivotal

New York Times: “As Republicans assess President Trump’s uncertain re-election chances, they see maintaining control of the Senate as their last line of defense against the prospect of Democrats controlling both the House and the White House. Democrats view gaining the Senate as a way to stymie Mr. Trump should he win a second term. And they say that winning the White House only to have Sen. Mitch McConnell remain in charge of the Senate would stifle any legislative effort to undo the effects of the Trump presidency.”

“Strategists for both parties and independent analysts currently give Republicans the edge in narrowly holding on to the Senate given the small universe of highly competitive races. But the distinct possibility of wild cards adding to an already volatile atmosphere was underscored this week by the news that Sen. Johnny Isakson will retire at the end of the year. His departure unexpectedly put another seat in play and gave Democrats a second pickup opportunity in a state they believe is trending increasingly blue.”


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Both Parties See Control of the Senate as Pivotal (Original Post) RandySF Aug 2019 OP
They are right, it is still_one Aug 2019 #1
DUH! Brainfodder Aug 2019 #2
I still say go scorched earth in Kentucky. Sneederbunk Aug 2019 #3
Well, d'uh... Wounded Bear Aug 2019 #4
Will not be easy for Dems to begin with and R s play dirty (see GA for recent example) lunasun Aug 2019 #5
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