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The Hill on Tuesday put Wisconsin on its top 10 Senate races most likely to flip list saying… “Baldwin was never among those mentioned by Democratic and Republican leaders as being particularly vulnerable. She is now.”
Senate rankings: 10 seats most likely to flip
Sept. 11, 2018
The race for the Senate has become an all-out brawl as Republicans fiercely defend their slim 51-49 majority against a Democratic Party sensing momentum is on its side.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged Tuesday that Republicans will be facing a “storm” in the November midterm elections, describing the races as “a knife fight in an alley,” while adding he was still hoping that Republicans would retain their majority “when the smoke clears.”
Republicans still have the upper hand, as Democrats must defend 10 seats carried by President Trump in 2016, but Democrats believe they have a narrow path to take the Senate.
10. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
Trump’s narrow win in Wisconsin in 2016 fueled hope among Republicans that they could pick up a second Senate seat in the Badger State. But Baldwin was never among those mentioned by Democratic and Republican leaders as being particularly vulnerable.
She is now. Baldwin is the most liberal of the Senate Democrats up for reelection this year in states Trump won, and her Republican opponent, state Sen. Leah Vukmir, has been bullish in casting the one-term incumbent as too far to the left.