Stalled Economy Is Raising Democrats' Hopes of Taking Senate | RealClearPolitics

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Published: Apr 30, 2020
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94% "I'm focused on ensuring the voice of Montana is heard in federal policy, he said.""
93% "Underscoring the direction the political arrow now points, two major GOP committees reserved $100 million for autumn ads in eight states.""
89% "Yet all but two GOP-held seats at stake, Colorado and Maine, are from states""
88% "Trump won in 2016, mostly easily.""
83% "In Maine, Collins already faced a difficult reelection following her 2018 support for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's controersial Supreme Court pick.""
82% "Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham raised less than long shot Democratic opponents.""
81% "Democrats have rising hopes of gaining the minimum three seats they'll need to capture a majority, while Republicans who once banked on a robust ..."

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94% : Although much can change by Election Day, favorable signs for Democrats are evident.
94% : "I'm focused on ensuring the voice of Montana is heard in federal policy," he said.
93% : Underscoring the direction the political arrow now points, two major GOP committees reserved $100 million for autumn ads in eight states.
89% : Yet all but two GOP-held seats at stake, Colorado and Maine, are from states
88% : The spending by the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Senate Leadership Fund is entirely for defending GOP incumbents except in Michigan, where Democratic Sen. Gary Peters faces well-funded GOP businessman John James.
88% : Trump won in 2016, mostly easily.
83% : "Republicans have to be prepared for an all-out battle, and it's going to be a challenge."
83% : In Maine, Collins already faced a difficult reelection following her 2018 support for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's controersial Supreme Court pick.
82% : Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham raised less than long shot Democratic opponents.
81% : Democrats have rising hopes of gaining the minimum three seats they'll need to capture a majority, while Republicans who once banked on a robust economy and improving Trump approval ratings are showing signs of nervousness.
81% : Volz reported from Helena, Montana.
80% : WASHINGTON (AP) --
77% : Republicans control the Senate 53-47 but are defending 23 of the 35 contested seats.
76% : "I'll work with whomever is elected president," she said during an Instagram live event hosted by Colby College.
75% : While in the spotlight as governor, Bullock's been pressured by the Trump administration and Daines to ease his statewide stay-at-home order.
72% : A recent Republican National Committee survey of 17 battleground states showed Trump's support eroding since the virus outbreak, a warning for GOP Senate candidates.
69% : "I look forward to when I can spend more time thinking about the campaign and doing that work," Bullock said last week.
69% : She's mixed generally positive ads thanking local employers like L.L. Bean for producing protective masks with occasional slaps at Democratic challenger Sara Gideon, the Maine House speaker.
69% : Daines is reaching Montana voters with telephone town halls and Facebook chats.
68% : The Senate Democratic campaign committee went on offense, reserving $31 million for spots challenging GOP incumbents McSally, Daines, Tillis and Iowa's Joni Ernst.
67% : The Republican senatorial committee sent candidates a 57-page memo by strategic communications firm O'Donnell & Associates, urging them to blame China for the pandemic and advising, "Don't defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban -- attack China.
67% : He narrowly won a 2017 special election against Republican Roy Moore, who faced accusations of sexually harassing teenagers decades ago when he was a prosecutor, which he denied.
66% : Democrats outraised Republicans in nine of 12 higher-profile Senate races in this year's first quarter.
65% : Sen. Doug Jones of solidly Republican Alabama is Democrats' most endangered incumbent yet has banked a formidable $15 million.
64% : Gun control advocate and former astronaut Mark Kelly, her Democratic challenger, has faulted Republicans for trying to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, arguing the virus makes its protections crucial.
62% : Associated Press reporters David Sharp in Portland, Maine, Jonathan J. Cooper in Phoenix and Zeke Miller in Washington contributed to this report.
57% : That shifted the spotlight onto Bullock as he leads the state's pandemic response, leaving Daines in the unusual position of a sitting senator competing for attention.
55% : Happily for Republicans, their candidates have accumulated more cash than their Democratic challengers in most of the Senate's closest races.
55% : Bullock let some curbs lapse this week, citing health care and economic realities, not politics.
53% : Polls this month indicate the potential peril for GOP candidates.
52% : In Arizona, McSally has blamed China for covering up and not containing the disease.
51% : "All you can do is hold a Zoom meeting your supporters show up at and a few bored reporters," Steven Law, who runs Republicans' Senate Leadership Fund, said of challengers.
48% : Both sides' advisers say stay-at-home orders shackling most Americans' movements generally disadvantage challengers, ominously for Democrats who must oust more incumbents to prevail.
48% : One spot by the Democratic-allied Majority Forward denounced Collins for saying Trump initially "did a lot that was right."
46% : Even so, Republican seats in Georgia and Kansas are plausible Democratic targets.
43% : Trump's favorable rating tumbled to 43% in a mid-April Gallup poll, down from 49% two weeks earlier.
42% : Besides Bullock outperforming Daines, Democratic challengers raised more than GOP Sens. Martha McSally of Arizona, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Susan Collins of Maine and Thom Tillis of North Carolina.
42% : Trump mused the next day about injecting disinfectants as a treatment, which doctors warned could kill.
41% : Old GOP assumptions about the political climate "are totally upside-down," said GOP pollster Neil Newhouse.
41% : Indications the economy's revival may drag mean fundraising could be tough all year, helping those already boasting formidable bank accounts.
40% : Indefinitely eliminated are attention-grabbing public events and big-dollar fundraisers, forcing a reliance on virtual town halls and money-raising events.
39% : Fewer than 1 in 4 surveyed said they highly trust Trump's characterizations of the outbreak, an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey showed.
37% : Days after declaring his candidacy last month, Montana's first coronavirus cases appeared.
37% : Asked about Trump, Collins noted she didn't back him in 2016.
36% : Right now, he said, he's making sure "lives are being saved."
35% : Self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., ceded the Democratic presidential nomination to former Vice President Joe Biden, a relief to moderate Democratic candidates everywhere.
34% : Illustrating one Republican's approach to Trump, Collins said his speculation about the virus is "not helpful."
29% : The coronavirus, the resulting economic shutdown and President Donald Trump's stumbles addressing the crises have abruptly scrambled this fall's battle for Senate control.
27% : Steve Bullock was the lame-duck governor of solidly red Montana, fresh off a failed Democratic presidential bid, when he announced he'd challenge Republican Sen. Steve Daines for his seat.
21% : "More and more are signs the voters are looking for change, they're looking for greater stability," said J.B. Poersch, who runs the Senate Majority PAC, an outside ally to Democratic leadership.
6% : A Collins ad called Gideon allies "shameless" for politicizing "the worst health and economic crisis in a century."

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