Here are the Senate seats that will be critical in 2020
Democrats want the Senate in 2020. They’re falling behindfor
Mitch McConnell Republican. Elections to the United States Senate will be held on November 3, , with the 33 Class 2 seats of the Senate being contested in regular elections. The winners will be elected to six-year terms extending from January 3, , until January 3, Additionally, there will also be two special elections: one special election in Arizona to fill the vacancy created by the death of John McCain in and one in Georgia following the resignation of Johnny Isakson at the end of In , the last regularly scheduled elections for Class 2 Senate seats, the Republicans won a net gain of nine seats from the Democrats and gained a majority in the Senate. Republicans defended that majority in and , and held 53 Senate seats following the elections.
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Affordable college. A tax system that rewards hard work and not just the well-off and well-connected. Even if they maintain their House majority — which seems likely, given a glut of Republican retirements and turnout that helps Democrats in presidential election years — none of those promises can be redeemed without approval by the Senate. Never mind the devilish legislative details. There are 34 Senate seats up in
Alabama — The most vulnerable Democratic incumbent in is Sen. Doug Jones D. There is no clear Republican nominee, but Jones is considered underdog. In June, to the dismay of many Republicans, Moore announced he would run again. In the meantime, state Rep. John Rogers D , who has represented the Birmingham suburbs for almost 40 years, will run against Jones in a primary.
A Look at 2020 Senate Elections
Lisa Desjardins Lisa Desjardins. While nearly two dozen candidates are competing for the Democratic presidential nomination, that party is facing the opposite predicament in the Senate: not enough top-tier candidates are running, in part because many strong contenders are in the presidential race instead. Lisa Desjardins reports on the Senate races that could change the party power balance in the Senate.