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Republicans see winning the House majority as a difficult climb in 2020. and head-to-head coincidences between Trump and various Democratic presidential candidates show the president behind his potential challengers.
Although Republicans are generally optimistic about Trump's re-election prospects, they believe that keeping the Senate, where they have an edge from 53 to 47, is crucial given the format of the White House and House of Commons contests, and so they play their cards.
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Senate Republicans enjoyed their power to remove major House Democratic bills passed by the House, including general electoral reform and gun legislation.
They argue that maintaining a majority in the Senate PP is a crucial failure against "socialist" policies – the "Green New Deal" and "Medicare for All", which can be prosecuted by a Democrat in the Oval Office, coupled with a Democrat-controlled one house.
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"If still i'm the leader of the Senate majority, think of me as the grim reaper … i guarantee you that if i'm the last person standing and i'm still the majority leader, this is not happening. I can promise you, "McConnell said during a stop in Kentucky earlier this year.
The story of the" firewall "crept up to the Senate battlefield, with GOP officials taking advantage of the message from McConnell.
"In particular, the accusation of socialism. it works well with some of the gentle Republican voters, the suburban voters that Republicans fought in the Trump era … so I think you'll see a lot of Republican candidates talk about the Senate being the last firewall, "a national said GOP strategist looking at Senate races.
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Democrats have to take either three or four seats in 2020, depending on which party wins the White House to gain control of the camera. They should also take the place of Democratic Senator Doug Jones in Alabama, where Republicans are feeling bullish about their chances of running down the first term of the senator.
The current effort to emphasize the importance of keeping the Senate in the hands of the GOP comes as a handicap, and strategists predict that Republicans are unlikely to take the 18 seats needed to return to the House in 2020.
consider the White House a game after Trump carves out an unusual path to the presidency – including winning traditionally Democratic states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – that may prove difficult to replicate in 2020. A Fox News poll this month found that Trump and remains four leading Democratic presidential hopefuls in head-to-head matches.
"The House will be a very difficult road to get back on this cycle. The presidential race is something like one really knows at this point. But the Senate is a safer bet," the GOP national strategist said, adding that old " it would be easy for Democrats to win the White House and Republicans to stay in the Senate.
Republicans claim to be cautiously optimistic about their chances of retaining the Senate, but take no risk.
GOP Senate candidates have raised over $ 80 million so far this election cycle, compared to over $ 61 million for Democratic candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In addition, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) goes beyond and exceeds that of its Democratic counterpart, the Committee on Democratic Senatorial Campaigns (DSCC).
"Donors are no different than when some of us go to Vegas for a long weekend. "A Republican consultant said." They want to bet on the winner. Nobody will invest in something they don't think they will win. their best hope is to hold on to the lever of power in Washington, some Republican figures already see themselves as the cutting block. A GOP operative who has worked in the Senate races predicts that Gardner, perhaps the GOP's most risky governor, will lose his seat, saying his fate is all but unsolved.
"Corey is a great man and a great candidate, but he is —" said a GOP cameraman who worked on Senate races. "RIP Cory Gardner."
In turn, the operative stated, Republicans will be forced to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in defense of other vulnerable senators, notably McSally and Collins, who have already attracted high Democratic challengers.  "If it is a tight president, it will really come down to this: what amount of money would you not spend [to hold the Senate]?" The operative said.