Global  

GOP running short on time to defend Senate majority

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 02:17s - Published
GOP running short on time to defend Senate majority

GOP running short on time to defend Senate majority

Republicans are running short on time, money and options to stop Democrats from winning a majority of seats in the U.S. Senate, in an election that is now only two weeks away.

This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Republicans are running short on time, money and options to stop Democrats from cracking the GOP's majority in the U.S. Senate.

With the election just two weeks away, President Donald Trump’s slump in opinion polls is dragging Senate Republicans in 10 competitive races.

Meanwhile, Democrats are playing defense over just two seats.

Trump: "I don’t think I hurt anybody." Asked this week about the Senate -- President Trump said this: Trump: "It’s close, the Senate." Now, facing tight reelection battles, Republican Senators such as John Cornyn are distancing themselves from the president.

The Texas Senator told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week that he has disagreed with Trump in private, likening his relationship with the president to “women who get married and think they’re going to change their spouse, and that doesn’t usually work out very well.” Others have turned on him.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who is expected to easily win re-election, told constituents this week that Trump "sells out allies" and "treated the presidency like a business opportunity," the Washington Examiner reported last week.

Debate moderator: "Did you vote to take away funding for pre-existing conditions?" Sen.

McSally: "Of course I didn't." Meanwhile embattled Senators such as Arizona’s Martha McSally and Montana’s Steve Daines are working to counter Democratic attacks on their healthcare records by portraying themselves as defenders of people with pre-existing conditions.

Sen.

McSally: "I will always protect people with pre-existing conditions." Another issue Republicans hope will galvanize conservative voters, the upcoming Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Senator Lindsay Graham, who is running neck-and-neck with Democrat Jaime Harrison in South Carolina is one of them.

But even as Graham -- who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee -- nears confirmation for Barrett, last week he acknowledged his party’s fading position in the polls.

Graham: “Y’all have a good chance of winning the White House." Democrats need a net gain of four seats to flip the Senate, or three if they win the White House since the vice president breaks ties in the Senate.




You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

United States Senate United States Senate Upper house of the United States Congress

Empowered by an Odds-Defying Win, Susan Collins is Ready to Deal

The senator from Maine has emerged from the toughest re-election battle of her career more influential than ever, and ready to play a crucial deal-making role in..
NYTimes.com

What exit polls say about state of Georgia's Senate runoffs

The pair of January runoff elections will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate.
CBS News

Trump, Still Claiming Victory, Says He Will Leave if Electors Choose Biden

Taking questions from reporters for the first time since Election Day, the president also said he would travel to Georgia to support Republican candidates before..
NYTimes.com

Trump supporters reportedly calling for boycott of key Georgia Senate races

Some of President Trump's supporters are calling for a boycott of Georgia's key Senate runoff races, according to Politico. Some Republicans are concerned the..
CBS News

Local Matters: Georgia begins 2nd recount of votes at request of the Trump campaign

Georgia began a second recount of votes on Tuesday at the request of the Trump campaign, even though the state certified its election results last week. The..
CBS News

Democratic Party (United States) Democratic Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

President Trump and President-elect Biden to throw their weight behind Georgia Senate candidates

After his Thanksgiving conference call with members of the military, President Trump confirmed he plans to travel to Georgia to help incumbent Republican..
CBS News

Watch AOC play Among Us on Twitch tonight

After making a huge splash in her Twitch debut last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) plans to join the streaming platform again tonight to play Among..
The Verge

Senate Democrats Face Power Struggle for Top Judiciary Job

Senators Richard J. Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse are vying to be the top Democrat on the panel that controls judicial nominations, reflecting a broader debate..
NYTimes.com

Top Democrats accuse Trump of abuse of power for pardoning Michael Flynn

Several top Democrats slammed President Trump for pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn while many Republicans praised the controversial move...
CBS News

Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

US election: Donald Trump says Joe Biden has to 'prove' his 80 million votes to get into White House

Mere hours after finally conceding the election to Joe Biden if the democrat won the Electoral College vote, Donald Trump has now flipped back to his previous..
New Zealand Herald
S&P 500 Ends The Week On Record Highs [Video]

S&P 500 Ends The Week On Record Highs

On Friday, US stocks made gains as hopes for a peaceful transition to the Biden administration offset concerns about soaring COVID-19 cases. Business Insider reports S&P 500 closed at a record high. On Thursday Pres. Donald Trump said he'd hand over power when the Electoral College certifies President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. The US reported 125,082 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. That brought the seven-day average to 163,831, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Deaths topped 254,000, and hospitalizations jumped above 90,000. The stock market's "fear gauge" fell as low as 19.51 on Friday, dropping amid low trading volumes to its lowest level since the pandemic began.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:42Published

Trump campaign loses appeal in Pennsylvania

The Trump campaign has so far been largely unsuccessful in court.
CBS News

President Trump pushes baseless voter fraud claims as more of his campaign lawsuits fail

President Trump is still refusing to accept the results of the 2020 election, casting false doubt on the 80 million votes President-elect Biden received en route..
CBS News

E.P.A.’s Final Deregulatory Rush Runs Into Open Staff Resistance

As President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency rushes to complete its regulatory rollbacks, agency staff, emboldened by the Biden victory, moves to stand..
NYTimes.com

Republican Party (United States) Republican Party (United States) Major political party in the United States


Lindsey Graham Lindsey Graham United States Senator from South Carolina

Sen. Lindsey Graham faces ethics complaint over call to top election official in Georgia about ballots

Sen. Lindsey Graham was the target of an ethics complaint after his phone call with an election official in Georgia over how the state counts ballots.

USATODAY.com

Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Kamala Fist Bump Is a Good Omen, But ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham says his fist bump seen 'round the world -- with VP-elect Kamala Harris -- oughta prove he won't treat the incoming administration as enemies..
TMZ.com
Die-Hard Trump Ally Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Biden Should Get Intel Briefings Now [Video]

Die-Hard Trump Ally Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Biden Should Get Intel Briefings Now

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has been a staunch ally of President Donald Trump over the years. He's also inserted himself into the Georgia state election process, in an effort to investigate possible voter fraud. Nevertheless, Graham said on Wednesday said that President-elect Joe Biden should begin receiving intelligence briefings. To date, Biden has not received any briefings, as Trump refuses to concede and the GSA has refused to issue the necessary letter of ascertainment.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:34Published
'I'm going to stand with the president' -Graham [Video]

'I'm going to stand with the president' -Graham

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday defended the Trump campaign's claim of voting irregularities and said, "Democracy depends upon fair elections. President Trump's team is going to have a chance to make a case regarding voting irregularities. They deserve a chance to make that case."

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:17Published
Republicans on track to keep U.S. Senate majority [Video]

Republicans on track to keep U.S. Senate majority

[NFA] Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, after Senator Susan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in Maine and other Republican incumbents led Democrats in a handful of undecided races. Colette Luke has the latest.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:40Published

Martha McSally Martha McSally United States Senator from Arizona

'We need an Arizona senator': Mark Kelly, leading race [Video]

'We need an Arizona senator': Mark Kelly, leading race

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly appeared poised to beat Republican Martha McSally in Arizona late Tuesday night, citing the late John McCain and his wife, a former lawmaker and gun violence survivor, as inspirations.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:16Published

Ben Sasse Ben Sasse United States Senator from Nebraska

'We are a nation of laws, not tweets': Republican Sens. Romney and Sasse decry Trump efforts to challenge election

"It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President," Romney said of Trump's contacts with local officials.

USATODAY.com
Ben Sasse's Re-Election To Senate All But Assured [Video]

Ben Sasse's Re-Election To Senate All But Assured

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse faces off against Democrat Chris Janicek. Sasse was first elected to the US Senate in 2014. He handily won his seat by over 30 percentage points. Nebraskans overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Business Insider reports the Senate is a "safe" Republican seat.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:32Published
Sen. Sasse gives 'eighth grade civics' lesson [Video]

Sen. Sasse gives 'eighth grade civics' lesson

During Monday's opening of Amy Coney Barrett's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Republican Senator Ben Sasse delivered what he called an "eighth-grade" lesson on the difference between civics and politics.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:24Published

Jaime Harrison Jaime Harrison American politician

Lindsey Graham Defeats Jaime Harrison to Hold His Seat in the Senate [Video]

Lindsey Graham Defeats Jaime Harrison to Hold His Seat in the Senate

The South Carolina Republican Senator won the race. which was one of the most expensive in the history of the US Congress.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:47Published
Graham beats heavily funded opponent in SC [Video]

Graham beats heavily funded opponent in SC

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham held his Senate seat in South Carolina on Tuesday, despite being out-fundraised by Democrat Jaime Harrison. "I never believed that we would be the center of attention for the Senate races in the entire nation," Graham said.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:28Published
Lindsey Graham And Jaime Harrison Are Nearly Tied [Video]

Lindsey Graham And Jaime Harrison Are Nearly Tied

Former state legislator Jaime Harrison is challenging GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham. He is hoping to take Lindsey Graham's spot for US Senate in South Carolina. Graham is one of the most high-profile Republican Senators and a vocal supporter of Trump. Graham is seeking a fourth term to office in 2020, according to Business Insider. Harrison is putting up a formidable fight in deep-red South Carolina, narrowly outpacing Graham.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:36Published

Related news from verified sources

Pandemic relief talks inch ahead but McConnell is resistant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill have taken a modest step forward,...
SeattlePI.com - Published

Obama to hit trail for Biden, takes to airwaves for Senate Democrats

Obama is starring in new campaign commercials for Democrats locked in key Senate races, as the party...
FOXNews.com - Published

Why Dems' Campaign to Keep Amy Barrett Off Supreme Court Flopped

Four of the last 14 vacancies on the Supreme Court arose when different parties controlled the White...
Newsmax - Published


Related videos from verified sources

Republicans Decline to Recognize Biden's Election [Video]

Republicans Decline to Recognize Biden's Election

Republicans Decline, to Recognize Biden's Election . President-elect Joe Biden has received congratulations from leaders all around the world. But high profile Republican leaders have yet to..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:08Published
McConnell Cruises To Re-Election [Video]

McConnell Cruises To Re-Election

The Kentucky senate race is in one of the most-watched races in the country. On one side is Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. The other side is Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:40Published
Schumer Calls For Halt Of Supreme Court Justice Hearings After GOP COVID-19 Outbreak [Video]

Schumer Calls For Halt Of Supreme Court Justice Hearings After GOP COVID-19 Outbreak

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney-Barrett may be put on the back burner for the time being. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a halt of the proceedings after two..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:35Published