As we return to the senate we see several races that have seen a significant rise in funding in recent weeks. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left democrats reeling and rallying around many close senate races, especially in Kentucky, where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in an incredibly tight race with challenger Amy McGrath. McGrath won a close primary against Charles Booker, a more progressive candidate who is Kentucky’s youngest black lawmaker. McGrath faces an uphill battle in a typically red state, but with the donations piling in and the backlash that McConnell is facing could form a perfect storm for McGrath. Recent polls show McConnell’s lead shrinking to 7 points and several insider reports indicate that McGrath is a leading receiver of donations since the death of RBG. It won’t be easy for McGrath, but it’s bound to be a closer race than polls indicate, and it will likely come down to mail-in ballots.
In Montana, which is a race we examined earlier this year, the race between incumbent Steve Daines (R), and former governor Steve Bullock (D), is coming down to the wire. Daines has seen his lead shrink to just 1 point in recent polls from the New York Times/Siena College, via fivethirtyeight.com. Bullock has seen his campaign receive a large portion of funding from ActBlue, a left-leaning PAC, coming his way after his race was indicated as one that could flip the senate. Daines has also faced some fire from his constituents after he tweeted that he believed that President Trump should go ahead with his nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In all likelihood a Daines vote to confirm Barrett will be one of his last acts as a Senator, as we believe that Bullock will continue his upward trend to win this race.
Back in Michigan, things are only looking up for incumbent Gary Peters, who has extended what was once a close polling lead to 7 points, according to Public Policy Polling. Peters was seen as the favorite to retain his seat, and the recent upheaval regarding a new Supreme Court justice has pushed Peters into a comfortable lead in his race. Peters’ opponent, veteran John James, has run for Senate once before, losing to Debbie Stabenow in 2018. James is an ardent supporter of President Trump, which is one of the reasons that he will likely lose the race. We expect Peters to cruise to an easy victory, which will all but secure a blue Senate come next January.
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