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Will Democrats Take Back The US Senate?

Oct 15, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing high stakes US Senate races. Even if Joe Biden wins the election, Democrats won’t be able to pass major legislation unless they control the Senate.

Thirty five Senate seats are up for re-election. Democrats need to flip at least four to take back the majority. They're ahead in Arizona and Colorado. The Cook Political Report is calling toss-ups in Maine, North Carolina, Iowa, Georgia and Montana. What Senate races are you watching? 

Guests:

Jamie Lovegrove, political reporter at The Post and Courier where he covers the South Carolina Statehouse, congressional delegation and campaigns

Steven Shepard, senior campaign and elections editor and chief polling analyst at POLITICO

Web Resources: 

Politico: Swing States 2020 | Senate Races to Watch | Latest Polls, Map & List 

Vox, Ella Nilson: The ways Democrats could retake the Senate majority, explained 

FiveThirtyEight, Perry Bacon Jr.: How Did Lindsey Graham End Up In Such A Close Race? 

Post and Courier, Jamie Lovegrove: SC Senate policy stakes: Graham, Harrison clash on judicial philosophy, abortion, guns 

The New York Times, Maggie Astor, Shane Goldmacher and Trip Gabriel: Jaime Harrison Raises $57 Million as Democratic Cash Floods Senate Races