Leader of the Senate Majority Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Teachers Union launches 0K ad calling for education funding in the bailout bill No breakthrough signs for coronavirus negotiations are deadlocked State aid emerges as a major hurdle to revive the COVID-19 MORE negotiations (R-Ky.) Warning Tuesday that he thinks that keeping majority control will be “difficult”;.
“What I want to tell you is that this is a tough fight. It can go both ways. We are optimistic that we can hold on,” he said in a Fox News interview when asked how he would accept the war for the Senate.
McConnell said there are about eight Senate races that he would compare to “alley knife fights. They are tough trials.”
“This has always been a difficult cycle for us,” he said, adding that there are many things across the country.
McConnell did not name states he regarded as battlefield races. But Arizona and Colorado, where the GOP Sens. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyCoronavirus closes deal to help Republicans protect Senate majority From a Republican donor to the GOP Senate: Eliminate marriage penalty or risk alienating Hillicon Valley voters: Facebook bans Advertisements from Trump PAC supporters | Uber reports a sharp drop in revenue | The United States gives away M rewards for MORE election interference information and Cory GardnerCory Scott Gardner Senator asked for the elimination of tariffs on EU food, wine, and spirits: reporting the Coronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting a Senate majority From a Republican sponsor GOP Senate: Abolish marriage penalty or risk alienating voters MORE is in the ballot, ranked by political critics as Democratic. Meanwhile, Senate wars in Georgia, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina and Montana, all held by Republicans, are seen as a race to overthrow.
Republicans are still seen as in favor of regaining a Senate seat in Alabama, where Sen. Doug Jones (D) is running for a full 6-year term.
Republicans won the majority in 2014 and now have a 53-47 margin in the Senate. If Democrats win the White House, they’ll only need to get three net seats to control the council because the vice president could break the 50-50 draw. They will need to gain 4 seats in order to reach a simple majority.
Republicans have signaled growing warnings about their chances to keep the majority amid a series of negative polls for President TrumpDonald John Trump Teachers Union launches 0K ad calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges ‘we won’t cut’ on coronavirus vaccine Let our values promote liability protection COVID-19 MORE and several GOP candidates in key races. Adding more uncertainty to the November election is the spread of the coronavirus and a troubled economy with tens of millions of unemployed Americans.
Republicans began taking a break last week when Rep. Roger Marshall defeated former presidential candidate Kris Kobach for the Republican Senate nomination in Kansas. Republicans were afraid that Kobach winning the party’s nomination would risk losing his ability to hold the seat, currently held by the retired GOP Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsMcConnell embarks on Hill’s Campaign Reporting Coronavirus coronavirus relief bill: COVID-19 Bringing Conventions Into Continuity Hill Morning Report – Presented by the Aviation Pilots Association – Project Virus legislation is likely to be passed this week MORE, in the general election.
McConnell, a day after the GOP preliminary vote, did not shy away from celebrating the outcome, telling reporters at the time it “turned out very well.”