(TargetLiberty.org) – Over the last four years, President Donald Trump has appointed two (possibly three, soon-to-be) Supreme Court justices and almost 200 more federal judges to the bench. His mark on the courts will be felt for decades; it’s his legacy. But, he didn’t do it alone. The GOP’s control of the Senate was instrumental in shaping the federal judiciary.
Democrats are hoping to change that on November 3. The party and its donors are dumping hundreds of millions of dollars into Senate races across the country. Currently, Republicans hold 53 seats to the Left’s 47 seats. Liberals only need to win four races to flip the chamber.
Here are the Senate races that Republicans are most vulnerable
Democrats have been gunning for Senator Susan Collins (R) hard. She’s served the state of Maine for 24 years, but the Left believes she deserves to lose her seat because she voted to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and did not vote to convict the president during his impeachment trial. She’s running against Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D), who is currently up in the polls.
If Collins hopes to keep her seat, she will need every Republican voter to turn out for her.
The Senate race in North Carolina between Sen. Thom Tillis (R) and Cal Cunningham (D) is the most expensive in history. Nearly a quarter billion dollars has been spent on ads in the state, and the Democrat currently has a slight lead.
Liberals from out-of-state are pouring an obscene amount of cash into the race trying to flip the seat.
Senator Martha McSally (R) is fighting for her political life in Arizona. Former astronaut Mark Kelly (D) is trying to unseat the first-term senator.
Gov. Doug Ducey appointed McSally after Senator John McCain died in 2018, but she had previously run and lost in another Senate race in the state. Her opponent is a well-known gun-control activist married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head during a 2011 mass shooting.
On October 23, FiveThirtyEight posted three polls that have McSally beating Kelly, but the race is neck-and-neck.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R) is battling former Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper for the Senate seat. The Republican senator won his first race in 2014 by only 2.5 points, making the Left think they can snatch up the seat.
According to FiveThirtyEight, they might be right; Hickenlooper currently has a healthy lead over Gardner in the polls. The Republican senator will need all of the support he can get from his party if he wants to win.
It’s Going to Be Tight
Other races are very close, including South Carolina. Senator Lindsey Graham (R) is in real danger of losing to Jamie Harrison (D). If Republicans are going to hold on to the Senate, they are going to need a massive voter turnout. The election is just over a week away. Will the Right be able to squeak out the wins they need?
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