Elections in November will determine whether Democrats can accomplish anything in Congress even if Joe Biden wind the presidency. If Mitch McConnell (R-KY) remains majority leader, no.
We need to pick up at least three seats -- plus a Democratic vice president presiding over the Senate. (Even then we'll have to eliminate or sidetrack the filibuster to accomplish anything.)
But -- barring a miracle -- we may very well lose a seat (Doug Jones) in Alabama, which means we'll need to pick up four seats elsewhere.
Thirty-three seats are up for election (one third of the Senate every two years).
Nine seats are considered "safe" for Democrats.
Two besides Alabama (New Hampshire and Michigan) could be at risk if Trump is strong, but otherwise should be safe.
At the other end of the spectrum, ten seats are considered "safe" for Republicans.
In between are thirteen potential pickups for Democrats: AZ, CO, ME, NC, MT, IA, GA1, GA2, SC, TX, KS, AK, and even KY (McConnell).
We'll talk about some of these races -- including any that YOU would like to talk about -- plus any governor, House, or other race you're interested in. Join us, and remember, BYOB!
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