Republicans face a tough electoral cycle this year in their fight to retain control of the Senate. They have to defend far more seats than Democrats do, and even previously red states like Arizona and Georgia appear to be slipping away. They can only afford to lose three seats, and that’s if Donald Trump wins re-election and Mike Pence can cast a tie-breaking vote. Otherwise, Mitch McConnell will have to limit his losses to two in order to keep control of the upper chamber in a Joe Biden administration.
The GOP expects to pick up an easy win in Alabama, where Democratic incumbent Doug Jones isn’t facing a Roy Moore-esque opponent. But a late-breaking poll might hint that Republicans could pull off an Election Night surprise in Minnesota. “There is a dramatic shift in this race,” KSTP reported last night: