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The Top Ten Senate Races of 2020 – “The Sunday Political Brunch” – September 13, 2020

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) Back in May, I profiled what I considered the “Top Ten” U.S. Senate races in the country this year. I lamented that so much attention was being focused on the presidential races, that the other big political story of 2020 – who controls the U.S. Senate – was largely being ignored. The Senate is in play, with Democrats needing only three or four votes to seize control. Let’s “brunch” on that this week!

“Sweet Home, Alabama!” – One of the most competitive races is in Alabama where Senator Doug Jones (D) Alabama, won a special selection in 2017 to fill the remainder of the term of Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R) Alabama, who became President Trump’s first Attorney General. Jones will face former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, who beat Sessions in a primary run-off. A recent poll from Morning Consult has Tuberville up by 17 points. Alabama is a solid red state and is a likely Republican Senate pick-up.

“Arizona Wants Me” – Former Rep. Martha McSally, (R) Arizona was appointed to fill the remainder of Senator John McCain’s term upon his death. McSally had just lost a very close race to Sen. Kyrsten […]

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