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Fri May 18, 2018, 05:43 AM

McConnell warns control of the Senate is 'absolutely' in play in midterm elections

Source: Washington Post

McConnell warns control of the Senate is ‘absolutely’ in play in midterm elections

By Sean Sullivan and Seung Min Kim May 17 at 1:51 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Thursday that control of the Senate is “absolutely” in play in the midterm elections, identifying the nine battleground states he believes will decide the outcome in November.

In an interview with The Washington Post, McConnell also confidently predicted that the government will not shut down in September just weeks before the midterms, despite recent agitation from President Trump that there will be “no choice” but to shutter the government in September if he doesn’t get funding for his border wall.

“I always think it’s better to be candid and not try to spin people into thinking this isn’t going to be a challenging election,” McConnell said in the Thursday morning interview. “I think the safest place to be is just to say that this is going to be a very challenging election, and I don’t think we know in May . . . whether it’s Category 3, 4 or 5.”

McConnell’s comments about the midterms mark the latest alarms he has sounded about the prospect that Republicans could lose their House and Senate majorities this fall. Both are “absolutely” in play, he said. Trump’s low approval, an energized Democratic base and the struggles a president’s party historically experiences in his first midterm have concerned GOP strategists.

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Eugene May 2018 OP
vercetti2021 May 2018 #1
Fullduplexxx May 2018 #2
no_hypocrisy May 2018 #3
Le Gaucher May 2018 #4
3Hotdogs May 2018 #5
Honeycombe8 May 2018 #7
Sherman A1 May 2018 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 05:51 AM

1. Good...Good

Grind these fuckers into dust this November. Sweep both legislators, state houses and legislators too. Retake our country from these traitors.

GOTV! BlueWave2018

Doing my part down here in Texas, going to be canvassing soon for Beto O'Rourke. I think he'll beat Rafael Cruz.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:07 AM

2. He says that like it's a bad thing

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:34 AM

3. Well, I hope SO . . . . . .

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:45 AM

4. From your turtle mouth to God's ear

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:50 AM

5. Real? Or a "get out the slugs" effort for election day?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #5)

Fri May 18, 2018, 08:14 AM

7. Those statements are to get out the Repig vote.

The Senate is technically in play, I've read, and Dems may pick up seats, but it's a longshot that they could take over the Senate. Still, we can give that longshot a try! Even a left-leaning Independent, if no Dem is running or if no Dem can win in that state. The Dem Party has been known to back a left-leaning Indie, if it's too unlikely for a Dem to win.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:56 AM

6. Duh

Is Mitch just figuring this out or are we playing the doom and gloom card to get donations?

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