It’s the dawn of the New Frontier for the first time at the ballot box since the very close 1960 Presidential election. In this scenario you can command Mike Mansfield and the Senate Democrats to protect the momentum for the New Frontier. Or you can be Everett M. Dirksen and try to recapture a decent number of Republican seats. It will be a mountain to recover enough seats (15) to control the U.S. Senate after the landslide for the Democrats in 1958. With 21 Democratic seats up you will have to maintain your 18 seats and then capture the lion’s share of the Democrats. It’s not undoable but will take some serious targeting and use of resources.
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It’s 1988, and along with a new President, comes a new chance to control the U.S. Senate. In this scenario, you have a popular U.S. President in Ronald Reagan, retiring. He wants to try to wrestle control of the U.S. Senate back to the Republicans for his successor, Vice President George H.W. Bush. The Democrats, who won the Senate in 1986 after losing control of it in 1980, want to hold on and expand their numbers. They also hope to elect Governor Michael S. Dukakis as President. In addition one of their own will be the next Vice President as the junior Senator from Indiana, Dan Quayle, who is prone to gaffes very frequently facing off against the popular Texas senior Senator, Lloyd M. Bentsen.
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As we move into 2020, the Senate is up for grabs with the Republicans hoping to maintain their senate majority, while the Democrats hope to flip seats in Colorado, Arizona, Maine, and North Carolina, without losing any of their senators such as Doug Jones in Alabama.
Candidates are based on who has filed/who I think will win the nomination of their respective parties. Will be updated as primaries occur.
Polling based on previous election results+trends in recent years, and current polling. Will be updated most updates and for balance.
Here is my first version of the 2020 U.S. Senate elections. I have done my best to keep % realistic and will continue to do so. For the candidates I put the ones I think each party will have the best shot to win with. I have Sen. Inhofe (R-OK), Sen. Roberts (R-KS), Sen. Risch (R-ID), and Sen. Enzi (R-WY) retiring, as they are the oldest members up for reelection that have not said they’re retiring or have mentioned that they are retiring. I am open to any comments or concerns and will try to keep updating this campaign as long as it seems wanted.