Senate Race: 2020

this was written in October during the Senate race but still reads like an engaging and informative piece



Fortune



What the Senate looks like now

As of November 2, the senate looked slightly redder. Republicans hold 53 seats and Republicans hold 45. With the elections coming up, both parties are scrambling to gain an advantage in battleground states such as Texas, Montana, Arizona, and others.

  • Republicans are defending 23 seats while Democrats are defending 12. (more seats up for election means a higher risk of losing seats)

  • Republicans are defending seven seats in states with Democratic governors, while Democrats are defending three seats in states with Republican governors.


Runner ups

Here are the 36 states and candidates for a Senate seat:

  • Alabama

Doug Jones v. Tommy Tuberville

  • Alaska

Dan Sullivan v Al Gross

  • Arizona (special)*

Martha McSally v Mark Kelly

  • Arkansas

Tom Cotton is unopposed

  • Colorado

Cory Gardner v John Hickenlooper

  • Delaware

Christopher Coons v Lauren Witzke

  • Georgia (special)*

David Perdue v John Ossoff

  • Idaho

Jim Risch v Paulette Jordan

  • Illinois

Dick Durbin v Mark Curran

  • Iowa

Joni Ernst v Theresa Greenfeld

  • Kansas

Barbara Bollier v Roger Marshall

  • Kentucky

Mitch McConnell v Amy McGrath

  • Louisiana

Mary Landrieu running for a second term