March 27, 2016

HATRED EXACTS A HIGH COST IN AMERICA:

Why a Trump Candidacy Threatens the GOP Majority in Congress (Martin Matishak, March 27, 2016, Fiscal Times)

The GOP was already expecting to defend vulnerable Senate seats, -- 24 of 34 Republican seats are up for grabs this Election Day. There is also growing concern among establishment Republicans that their wide majority in the House could be endangered if Trump - whose controversial statements have alienated many female and minority voters and could prompt loyal poll-goers to stay home - is the 2016 nominee.

While retaking the lower chamber is an aspirational goal, for the time being, Democrats feel they can win more Senate seats beyond the five they need by tying Trump to Republicans running this fall. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee DSCC recently unveiled a "Party of Trump" advertising effort to drive the point home.

The DSCC raised $6.2 million in February, compared to nearly $4.8 million for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). The NRSC has a cash advantage, though, with $16.2 million on hand versus the DSCC's $15.2 million.

Here are the Senate seats that could be snatched by Democrats...

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