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The Republicans currently hold a 53-47 edge in the US Senate. (And that, of course, is counting Angus King--an independent from Maine, who caucuses with the Democrats--as a Democrat.)

But one may reasonably inquire: Just what is the Senate likely to resemble after the November 2020 elections?

Well, Colorado is a likely pickup for the Democrats. Sen. Cory Gardner--the incumbent, and a Republican--may be vulnerable to a challenge (presumably, from John Hickenlooper).

On the other hand, Alabama is quite likely to elect a Republican to replace Sen. Doug Jones--who merely replaced Jeff Sessions by winning the Democratic primary in 2017, and then defeating (the disgraced) Roy Moore in the general election.

Of the two, the Republicans are probably in better shape, as Alabama is a deep-red state, whereas Colorado is more of a purple state (with more blue than red in it).

Some other states to watch: Arizona features former astronaut Mark Kelly (D) challenging the incumbent senator, Martha McSally (R)--who was merely appointed, not elected.

And North Carolina features the incumbent, Thom Tillis (R), hoping to ward off a challenge from Cal Cunningham (D).

I would not be at all surprised if the Republicans were to win two of the elections mentioned above, with the Democrats taking two.

How do others see it?
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I haven't research the races individually, but looking at the bigger picture, I see Democrats (in both House and Senate) that told everyone how they wanted to work with this president and impeachment is off the table (to get elected), and then yelled "impeachment!" from the highest mountain and went on record with their votes, as incredibly vulnerable...
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I think the Democrats have cut their own throats with the constant desire to overturn the '16 election by any means other than voting Trump out. And now the refusal to work with the President on the current crisis. I look for big changes.
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I think the Democrats have cut their own throats with the constant desire to overturn the '16 election by any means other than voting Trump out. And now the refusal to work with the President on the current crisis. I look for big changes.
I hope you are right but many people have a tendency to hate Congress but support their own Congress members as an exception. I'd certainly exploit any incumbent's record who ran as a problem solver then voted Pelosi into the Speaker job. That doesn't guarantee Republicans will be able execute the strategy.
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