This post was originally published on this siteMr. Blumenthal, a Democrat in his second term, remains favored but his job approval has slipped below 50 percent.
The close race between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker could lead to a situation in which a January runoff in Georgia decides control of the Senate for the second consecutive time, Politico reports.
Analysts from across the political spectrum expect the race to be close. Two polls from late July showed Warnock leading the former NFL star 48-45 and 46-42, respectively. In both cases, the pastor-turned-senator’s edge was within the margin of error.
The problem is, thanks to the roughly 3 percent of voters who favor Libertarian Chase Oliver, neither major party candidate is on track to clear 50 percent. In that case, Warnock and Walker would face one another in a runoff in January.
That’s exactly what happened last election cycle, when Sen. Jon Ossoff (D) defeated then-Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Warnock beat out then-Sen. David Purdue (R) in a special election. These two narrow victories, coming on the heels of President Biden’s win in November, handed Democrats their current trifecta.
Republicans are almost certain to take back the House in November but face a far narrower path to reclaiming the Senate. Depending on how races in states like Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania turn out, there’s a strong possibility that, come January, we might all be obsessively hitting “refresh” on the Georgia election results page once again.
‘Liberal’ Mark Kelly and ‘dangerous’ Blake Masters: Arizona’s key Senate showdown is quickly heating up
This post was originally published on this siteRepublican Blake Masters hopes to oust Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly by tying him to President Joe Biden in Arizona’s key Senate race this fall.
This post was originally published on this site Republican senate candidate Herschel Walker is once again facing scrutiny over a finance disclosure originally filed in December, and a left-leaning political action committee is renewing its call for an investigation. End Citizens United asked the U.S. Department of Justice in April...
This post was originally published on this siteMegan Varner/Getty Georgia is already a hotbed of political spending as Democrats try to maintain their momentum in the state—and a new poll shows the race between former NFL player Herschel Walker (R) and incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) is neck-and-neck. A survey...
This post was originally published on this siteAlabama’s GOP Senate primary is projected to head to a runoff after no candidate clinched 50 percent support in the race Tuesday. The two candidates reaching the June 21 runoff are Katie Britt, a former top aide to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R),...
This post was originally published on this siteA judge in Iowa ruled on Sunday that Democratic Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer cannot appear on the state’s June 7 primary ballot, dealing a significant blow to her already longshot hopes of unseating Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley.