Vulnerable GOP senators tie fortunes to Trump

“We are going to be ground zero for President Trump’s reelection, and we are ground zero to keep the Senate majority,” McSally said at the event, framing the November election as a “referendum on freedom” and comparing Trump to two Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

The upcoming Trump rallies aren’t explicitly about the Senate map, but they do underscore the significant overlap between Trump’s path to a second term and Republicans’ Senate strategy. The GOP senators up for reelection have embraced the president, relying on his performance atop the ticket in their states…

Part of the Trump campaign’s strategy is to dispatch the president to second-tier states that could reasonably be within his reach come November, hence his whirlwind western swing through Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. Despite persistent skepticism that Trump — with his restrictive immigration policies and incendiary rhetoric — could pick off booming Colorado and Latino-heavy Nevada this fall, campaign officials claim their massive war chest and expansive volunteer network have allowed them to easily target states that remain subject to scrutiny over their strategic relevance.