AL, AZ, CO, IA, KY, ME & NC-Sen: Newsweek, “These Are The Top Senate Races To Watch In 2020”

Newsweek has a great piece about the battle for the U.S. Senate and which races to keep an eye on:

The eyes of voters may be focused on the 2020 presidential election, but a handful of Senate races are likely to be just as competitive, expensive and contentious.

Right now, the Senate is composed of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and two independents who caucus with the Democrats. In the 2020 election cycle, Republicans have to defend much more territory in the chamber than their Democratic counterparts. Of the 36 seats up for grabs in November, 23 are held by Republicans.

To regain control of the chamber, Democrats would need to flip at least four seats. Though if the eventual Democratic nominee defeats President Donald Trump in the general election, the party would only need to win three Senate seats. The vice president serves as president of the Senate and would cast tie-breaking votes.

Democrats have made it their mission to become the majority party in the Senate. Party leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have accused the GOP of turning the upper chamber in a legislative “graveyard.”

The races mentioned and analyzed are Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, and North Carolina. After you give the piece a read, click below to donate and get involved with these Democratic candidates:

Sen. Doug Jones (D. AL) (incumbent)

Mark Kelly (D. AZ)

John Hickenlooper (D. CO)

Theresa Greenfield (D. IA)

Amy McGrath (D. KY)

Sara Gideon (D. ME)

Cal Cunningham (D. NC)