WASHINGTON, September 27 (CNNBreakingNews.net) — US Senate control is at stake in the November 8 midterm review, as Republicans only need to take one seat to gain control of the 100-seat chamber, which would allow them to block much of President Joe Biden’s agenda.
The Chamber is currently divided between 50 and 50 between Republicans and Democrats, who are able to control the agenda Thanks The equal vote of Vice President Kamala Harris. The Democrats are hoping to expand their margin.
Here are eight races that could determine the outcome.
Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, the first Latina to serve in the Senate, defends her seat against state attorney general Adam Laxalt, a Republican who led his party’s efforts to overthrow Biden’s victory there in the 2020 election.
Cortez Masto has emphasized abortion rights while Laxalt has tried to address voters’ concerns about rising prices — a pattern that is also reflected in plays in other countries.
In a state where 30% of the population is Latino, analysts are closely monitoring whether these voters are leaning further toward Republicans or Whether Democrats can reverse this trend.
Democratic Senator Mark Kelly, a former astronaut and husband of former US Representative Gabby Gifford, is opposite the Republican Blake Masters, a Republican backed by tech billionaire Peter Thiel The state is a former Republican stronghold where Democrats have achieved surprising gains in the last elections — Biden won the state in 2020 with 0.3% Masters has tried to distance itself from controversial comments, Which suggest that Social Security recently also deleted parts of his campaign website where he advocated a complete abortion ban.
The fighting of the champions has prompted Republicans to seek funding, and analysts have their forecasts for the race changed in Kelly’s favor.
In what is likely to be a close race, Democratic freshman Raphael Warnock will face Herschel on Walker, who from the former President Donald Trump is supported.
Walker is a former college football star who was hampered by a series of scandals, including allegations of domestic violence and supposedly lies about how many children he has fathered.
Warnock, who serves as pastor at the Atlanta Church, which was once led by Martin Luther King, Jr., won a surprising victory in a special election in early 2021, in which Democrats gain control of the US Senate.
Republican Senator Ron Johnson is up against Democrat Mandela Barnes, the state’s lieutenant governor. Johnson’s false statements about COVID-19 vaccines and Biden’s 2020 election victory could leave him vulnerable, but he’s won surprising victories in past elections.
Republicans argue that Barnes is too radical for the state and point to his previous support for progressive policies such as Medicare for All and a photo from 2018 of him holding a shirt with the words “Abolish ICE,” an immigration office.
Republican Mehmet Oz, a former brain surgeon and TV host, is competing with John Fetterman, the Democratic lieutenant governor for Pennsylvania’s open seat.
Fetterman has portrayed Oz as an elitist and intruder and has criticized his attempts to connect with the state’s working class with Ham hands. In particular, a video released by the Oz campaign in which he mispronounced the name of a local food chain while buying a “raw” record was criticized online. Oz was also accused of sacking rugs as a long-time resident of New Jersey.
Fetterman, on the other hand, accentuates his blue-collar background and puts on shorts and a hoodie. He faces questions about his health as he has made only a few public appearances since suffering a stroke in May.
Republicans nominated Don Bolduc, a retired US Army general who promoted Trump’s lie in the 2020 election was stolen to to stand up against incumbent Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan. Bolduc has tried to appeal to centrist voters since his first win by rejecting claims of voter fraud and saying abortion should be decided by the states. Analysts believe Hassan has the advantage given Bolduc’s final statements.
Republican representative of the US House of Representatives Ted Budd stands by former Cheri State Supreme Court Justice Beasley for an open US Senate seat in a relatively low-key race that hasn’t drawn as much national attention.
Budd, a gun shop owner, has emphasized bread and butter concerns such as inflation to appeal to moderate voters; but he also has a supported national abortion ban after 15 weeks and has appeared at several rallies with Trump.
Beasley said she wasn’t afraid to break with her party to appeal to centrists. North Carolina has been politically competitive for more than a decade, but Republicans have won most nationwide competitions, and analysts are giving Budd an advantage.
Trump backed by Thiel, J.D. Vance, author of the hardscrabble memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” should have the advantage over the Democratic Representative of the US House of Representatives Tim Ryan in a state that has been in the Republican trend over the past ten years.
But Vance’s more controversial opinions — that he doesn’t care what happened in Ukraine, the Biden claimed The government flooded the Midwest deliberately using fetanyl — have made the race more competitive than expected.
Ryan has emphasized his working background and distanced himself from the liberal wing of the party.
National groups have invested money, and the issue of abortion has stood up since the Republican lawmakers banned all abortions after six weeks.