We all know that the House looks like a lock for a Republican takeover, but what about the Senate? That is a bit different with vulnerable seats on both sides. But, two Republicans look like they could flip Democratic seats into the Republican camp.
Former football great Herschel Walker in Georgi leads Raphael Warnock by 1 point in the early going. Adam Laxalt leads Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) by 4 points.
Neither one is expected to face a serious primary challenge.
Both Warnock and Masto are suffering from Joe Biden’s low approval ratings as well as their own poor performance in the Senate. Neither loss would come as a surprise to anyone.
The radical agenda the Democrats are pursuing is a priority, not shared by their constituents.
Biden’s America last program is not popular, and his open borders policy does not play well, especially in the border states.
NRSC Executive Director Jackie Schutz Zeckman said:
“Democrat incumbents have supported the liberal Biden agenda of trillions of dollars in new inflation-inducing spending, higher taxes for middle-class families and job creators, rampant crime, an out-of-control border crisis, and foreign policy disasters across the globe. Voters are holding them accountable.”
“Republican candidates are well-positioned to take advantage of the current political environment and the NRSC, bolstered by our record-breaking fundraising, will do whatever is needed to support our candidates across the country and define the Democrats early.”
Both Walker and Laxalt have enjoyed the endorsement of President Trump. His endorsement is being seen as a huge boost for any candidate seeking elected office as witnessed by his huge lead in the polls for the 2024 Republican nomination for president. He still attracts massive crowds wherever he goes.
Trump endorsed Laxalt in August, praising the former attorney general for serving in the Navy in Iraq and for fighting “valiantly against Election Fraud,” as well as for his stance on issues including crime and border security. Trump endorsed Walker in September, saying the former star athlete “embodies ‘America First’ and the winning spirit of Georgia.”
In the NRSC memo, Zeckman also drew a correlation between the current president’s unpopularity and the midterm elections, specifically pointing to Biden’s multitrillion-dollar legislative agenda, surging violent crime in urban areas, and an overwhelmed southern border, where border patrol officials are nearing a jaw-dropping two million illegal migrant encounters in 2021.