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Your Call: The battle to flip party control in Congress and state chambers

Sep 7, 2016

 

On the next Your Call, we’ll discuss key down ballot races.

Democrats need to keep the 46 seats they hold in the Senate and win five more to gain a majority. If voters elect Hillary Clinton, they only need to win four more seats since the Vice President is a tie breaker. In the House Republicans overwhelmingly dominate, suggesting an unlikely shift in party control. Republicans also overshadow Democrats in state legislatures and governor seats across the country. Which are the battleground seats? What’s at stake this election?

Tweet your questions and comments to @yourcallradio and join us live at 10am with me, Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter for the Center for Public Integrity

David Nir, political director for Daily Kos

Web Resources:

Daily Kos: Elections

Center for Public Integrity: Politics

Daily Kos: Here's the Daily Kos Elections rundown on the most vulnerable Republican Senate seats in 2016

Yahoo: Down Ticket #9: As the fall campaign begins, Democrats are on track to win back the Senate

Ballotpedia: Gubernatorial and legislative party control of state government

Ratf**ked, The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy

The Los Angeles Times: Editorial: Fighting partisan gerrymandering is a job for the Supreme Court

Politico: The Key to Winning Down-Ballot Races, The presidential race looms large in the Senate, House and governors contests

Washington Post: The GOP Targets State Legislatures, He who controls redistricting can control Congress