Bullish Democrats eye big prizes in Senate race

With some Republican senators already distancing themselves from Donald Trump, some Democrats are daring to dream of taking as many as eight seats from their arch rivals

1st November, 2020
Bullish Democrats eye big prizes in Senate race
U.S. Senator Susan Collins arrives to hear President Donald Trump deliver the state of the Union address in the House chamber on February 4, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo: Leah Millis-Pool/Getty Images

While America holds its breath, transfixed by the final frenetic hours of the presidential race, a series of Senate races that could arguably have as big an impact on America’s immediate future are playing out as riveting sub-plots.

There’s little doubt that Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives, but they’re in pursuit of nothing less than a trifecta: control of the White House, Congress and Senate.

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