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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Exposure

 In Defying the Odds, we discuss state and congressional elections as well as the presidential race

One reason why Democrats have a chance at winning Senate control today:  exposure.  Republicans had a good election in the 2014 midterm, when they won control of the Senate.  

From the Senate:

Class II terms run from the beginning of the 114th Congress on January 5, 2015, to the end of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2021. Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2014 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.

Democrats
Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)
Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
Jones, Doug (D-AL)
Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)
Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
Peters, Gary C. (D-MI)
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Smith, Tina (D-MN)
Udall, Tom (D-NM)
Warner, Mark R. (D-VA)

Republicans
Alexander, Lamar (R-TN)
Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)
Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)
Cornyn, John (R-TX)
Cotton, Tom (R-AR)
Daines, Steve (R-MT)
Enzi, Michael B. (R-WY)
Ernst, Joni (R-IA)
Gardner, Cory (R-CO)
Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)
Hyde-Smith, Cindy (R-MS)
Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
Perdue, David (R-GA)
Risch, James E. (R-ID)
Roberts, Pat (R-KS)
Rounds, Mike (R-SD)
Sasse, Ben (R-NE)
Sullivan, Dan (R-AK)
Tillis, Thom (R-NC)

They must also defend appointed senators in two special elections made necessary by the death of John McCain in Arizona and the resignation of Johnny Isakson in Georgia.