How to win 2020 Senate races and gain seats
The Senate will go to the polls Tuesday to select the next president, and that means a number of key races are likely to decide control of the chamber.
The Democratic candidates will face off against Republicans in a handful of races that will determine the makeup of the next Senate.
But the Senate race between Democrat Tom Udall and Republican Dan Coats in New Mexico will likely determine the majority of seats up for grabs in the Senate.
In all, four seats will be up for election, including a Senate seat that is likely to be decided by just two votes in the Republican-controlled chamber.
And for the most part, Republicans will control the Senate but Democrats will be a minority in the upper chamber.
There are several key races to watch in 2018 that will decide control.
The Senate race in New Hampshire is a good place to start.
The state is a swing state that has become an increasingly Democratic stronghold in the past few years.
But Republicans hold the Senate there, as well as two more seats in New York and Rhode Island.
Democrats have a strong advantage in the Granite State, where Democrats hold a narrow advantage in statewide voting.
And Republicans, who hold two seats in the state, hold a clear edge in the governor’s mansion in New Castle County, where they control the seat of retiring Sen. Joe Manchin.
Democrats are targeting Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, a former Senate colleague of Udall’s, in a competitive rematch of the state’s 2010 election.
Shahene, who lost to Udall in a close race in 2018, has become a fixture on the political stage since leaving the Senate in 2014.
And she has an advantage in fundraising.
Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana is up for re-election in 2018 and a former chief of staff to former President Barack Obama, as are Republican Reps.
Patrick Tiberi of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina.
Both have been widely viewed as potential 2020 candidates.
Democrats also have the chance to win seats in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan and Ohio, as the 2018 midterm elections loom.
All four are states that Republicans currently hold.
But there are still some tossups.
A handful of states are still being contested, including Alaska, Montana and West Virginia.
The final race in that contest is expected to be close.
The 2018 election is also the last one that will have significant implications for who is nominated for the Supreme Court.
And the candidates who are running for the court will be the most powerful people in Washington.
So, as we look ahead to the 2020 election, here’s what we know about each of the eight candidates.
How can I win 2020?
You can vote in the Democratic primary elections that will be held on Tuesday.
You can also vote in Republican primaries.
The primary is held every four years and is a chance for voters to cast their ballot for a nominee.
In order to participate in the primary, you need to register to vote and provide your name and address to a poll worker.
Candidates for the Senate and the presidency face off for the Democratic nomination in the midterm elections.
Democrats win a majority of Senate seats in 2018.
Republicans hold a slim majority of House seats.
The Republican nominee for president is Donald Trump.
Democratic nominee Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the presumptive nominee.
Here’s a breakdown of the Democratic candidates who will be on the ballot for the 2020 general election:Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey (D-N.J.) is the top-ranked candidate for Senate and likely to face off with Trump.
The former congressman, who has also run for president before, is expected, like Booker, to be endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties.
Booker is running in a state that Trump carried in 2016.
He will be running as the party’s presumptive nominee for governor.
Sen., Joe Manchins (D, N.J.), is the presumed Democratic nominee for Senate.
He is running as a progressive senator who has supported a variety of progressive initiatives.
He was endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Manchins will be facing off against Trump in New Jersey.
Trump won the state by 10 percentage points in 2016 and won it by nearly 30 points in the 2016 presidential election.
He won the Republican primary in 2018 by just one point, and he has a strong chance to pull off the upset in the general election.
A Republican senator is also up for reelection in the district where Trump won.
Former Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania is running against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
Dent’s Democratic opponent, Rep. Scott Peters of California, is the front-runner.
Both Democrats and Republicans are expected to have a major impact on the way that the Senate operates in the years ahead.
Here are some of the key races that could determine who controls the chamber in 2020: