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The Senate is slipping from Republicans

While Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden is the big-ticket race in November, the fight for Senate majority is also crucially important. Chris Cillizza explains why the Trump White House is becoming increasingly nervous about losing the majority in the Senate in 2020, and the impact that loss could have.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
1 in every 4 circuit court judges is now a Trump appointee
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/one-in-every-four-circuit-court-judges-is-now-a-trump-appointee/2019/12/21/d6fa1e98-2336-11ea-bed5-880264cc91a9_story.html

White House Worries About Kelly Loeffler’s Senate Prospects in Georgia
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/us/politics/kelly-loeffler-georgia-senate-trump.html

Trump advisers warn McSally is in trouble
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/21/trump-senate-mcsally-arizona-273555

Appointed Senators (1913-Present)
https://www.senate.gov/senators/AppointedSenators.htm

Loeffler to sell individual stocks amid criticism over lawmaker trades
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/politics/kelly-loeffler-sells-stocks/index.html

Would Republicans be better off if Kelly Loeffler stepped aside?
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/19/politics/kelly-loeffler-senate-georgia-gop/index.html

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launches campaign for Senate
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/22/politics/hickenlooper-senate-colorado/index.html

The effort to unseat Susan Collins in 2020 is already underway
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/05/politics/susan-collins-2020-challenge/index.html

White House Worries About Kelly Loeffler’s Senate Prospects in Georgia
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/us/politics/kelly-loeffler-georgia-senate-trump.html

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