Here are the GOP Senate Seats to Flip in 2020

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Do you want the blue wave to wash over the Senate in 2020 and flip it to the Democrats?

I do! I want the Senate so badly. Not only to stop the tidal wave of unqualified, conservative judges from getting confirmed, but also so the Senate can start legislating again. If we had the Senate right now none of these amazing bills passed by the House would be collecting dust.

Last week we looked at the Senate seats that the Democrats need to protect. Today, let’s look at the Senate seats that are currently held by Republicans that are up for re-election in 2020. Clicking on the challenger’s names will take you to their campaign website where you can sign up for updates, donate, or volunteer.

Note: The primaries for most of these seats are still a full year away. Because a lot can change, (like who files to run or who the frontrunners may be), I have included a link to Ballotpedia’s page where you can see a full list of declared candidates for these races.

Most Flippable

Arizona – Martha McSally is currently serving as senator after being appointed by the governor. The 2020 election is technically a special election to elect someone to serve out the remainder of John McCain’s term. The Democrats have a strong candidate in Mark Kelly, a former astronaut and Gabby Gifford’s husband. (Twitter: @ShuttleCDRKelly)

Colorado – Cory Gardner is one of the most endangered senators today. There are currently 12 Democrats running in the primary. You can see their names HERE.

Maine – Susan Collins currently has five Democratic challengers, the most prominent being Sara Gideon, who is currently in the Maine state House serving as the Speaker of the House. Check back HERE throughout 2019 to see if other challengers step into the primary.

Competitive, But Fairly Red

Georgia – David Perdue currently has six Democratic challengers, a list of which you can see HERE

Iowa – Joni Ernst currently has 3 Democratic challengers, who you can see HERE.

Kansas – Pat Roberts announced earlier this year that he is not running for re-election, so this will be an open seat. Five Democrats have filed to run in this election so far, and you see the most updated list HERE.

Kentucky – Mitch McConnell, yes the Senate Majority Leader, is up for re-election. Currently, there are 4 Democratic challengers who you can see HERE.

Montana – Steve Daines has 3 Democratic challengers, including Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins. (Twitter: @CollinsWilmot) Check back HERE throughout 2019 to see if additional challengers step into the primary. 

North Carolina – Thom Tillis currently has 3 Democratic challengers who you can see HERE.

Tennessee – Lamar Alexander announced late last year that he is not running for re-election, so this will be an open seat. Currently, James Mackler is the only Democratic challenger. (Twitter: @James_Mackler) Check back HERE throughout 2019 to see if other challengers step into the primary. 

Texas – John Cornyn has 9 Democratic challengers including MJ Hegar (Twitter: @mjhegar) and Sema Hernandez (Twitter: @_SemaHernandez_). Check HERE for a full list of Democratic challengers in the primary. 

Very Red Seats

Alaska – Dan Sullivan is the incumbent. No Democrats have filed to run in this election yet, but when they do, you will be able to find their names HERE. However, Alyse Galvin is running against Sullivan again, as an Independent.

Arkansas – Tom Cotton currently has one Democratic challenger, Josh Mahony. (Twitter: @joshuamahonyCheck back HERE throughout 2019 to see if other challengers step into the primary.

Idaho – Jim Risch currently has one Democratic challenger, Nancy Harris. Check back HERE throughout 2019 to see if other challengers step into the primary.

Louisiana – Bill Cassidy is the incumbent. No Democrats have filed to run in this election yet, but when they do, you will be able to find their names HERE.

Mississippi – Cindy Hyde-Smith is the incumbent. 1 Democrat has filed to run in this election so far and you will be able to find additional names as they file HERE.

Nebraska – Ben Sasse is the incumbent. Two Democrats have filed to run in this election and you can find their names HERE.

Oklahoma – Jim Inhofe is the incumbent. 2 Democrats have filed to run in this election so far and you can find their names HERE.

South Carolina – Lindsey Graham currently has 3 Democratic challengers including Jaime Harrison. (Twitter: @harrisonjaimeA full list of primary challengers can be found HERE.

South Dakota – Mike Rounds is the incumbent. No Democrats have filed to run in this election yet, but when they do, you will be able to find their names HERE.

West Virginia – Shelley Moore Capito is the incumbent. One Democrat has filed to run in this election so far and as more candidates file, their names will be available HERE.

Wyoming – Mike Enzi announced last month that he is not running for re-election, so this will be an open seat. One Democrat has filed to run in this election so far and as more candidates file, their names will be available HERE.

Which Senate seat will you focus on flipping?

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