Chuck Schumer is already at his wit’s end dealing with problems.
But he just got another major headache.
And Republicans threw Chuck Schumer a curveball that no one saw coming.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is in the fight of his political life to protect his razor-thin Senate majority.
Since the Midterm elections will be a referendum on Joe Biden’s failed Presidency, Democrats know they’re in big trouble.
Polling shows Biden’s approval rating is underwater in nearly every state.
With the Senate split 50/50 between the two Parties, Schumer knows he can’t afford to lose a single seat if he wants to keep his majority.
The top Senate battleground states for Republicans are New Hampshire, Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona.
All four states were narrowly won by Biden in the last election and have vulnerable Democrat incumbent Senators.
With Joe Biden’s approval rating plunging to near historic lows for a modern President, the map is expanding for Republicans.
Republicans have been eyeing Democrat-held seats in Colorado and Washington for months as potential opportunities to pick up a seat.
Even though Biden cruised to victory in both states by double digits in 2020, they’re both now on the playing field for Republicans.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the top Committee for electing Senate Republicans, put their money where their mouth is with a major television ad buy in Colorado and Washington.
The ads attack Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Michael Bennett (D-CO) for the rising cost of living by showing each Senator’s face morphing into Joe Biden.
The Colorado ad points out that Bennett votes with Biden 98% of the time and the Washington ad shows Murray votes with the President 96% of the time.
The NRSC is spending $765,000 to run the ad for a week in Washington and $250,000 for a week in Colorado.
Construction company owner Joe O’Dea is the Republican candidate running in Colorado, and veterans advocate Tiffany Smiley is running in Washington.
NRSC Chairman Rick Scott (R-FL) said the O’Dea and Smiley campaigns have Democrats “on their heels.”
“From the beginning of this cycle, the NRSC has been committed to expanding the map, and we’re doing just that,” Scott said in a statement to Politico.
While these states seemed like longshots at the beginning of the year, Joe Biden’s collapsing approval ratings put them in play.
Democrat pollster CIVIQS found that Biden’s approval rating in Colorado is at a shocking 30%, with 56% of voters disapproving.
In Washington, a state Biden won by 19 points, his approval rating is 36%, with 51% disapproving.
This will be another headache for Chuck Schumer in his quest to maintain power after November.
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