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. Where there is a clear, strong candidate, I will note that. For all other races, I have a link to Ballotpedia’s page where they will regularly update the names of primary candidates as they enter the race.

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 11 Democrats running in the primary. You can see their names HERE.

Maine – Susan Collins currently has one Democratic challenger, Bre Kidman. (Twitter: @BeeKay4MECheck back HERE throughout 2019 to see if other challengers step into the primary.

Competitive, But Fairly Red

Georgia – David Perdue currently has one Democratic challenger, Teresa Tomlinson, twice the mayor of Columbus, Georgia. (Twitter: @teresatomlinson) Check back HERE throughout 2019 to see if other challengers step into the primary. 

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. No Democrats have filed to run in this election yet, but when they do, you will be able to find their names HERE.

Kentucky – Mitch McConnell, yes the Senate Majority Leader, is up for re-election. Currently, there are 2 Democratic challengers who you can see HERE. The Democrats continue their recruitment efforts to get in a really strong candidate.

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

North Carolina – Thom Tillis currently has two 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 two Democratic challengers, MJ Hegar (Twitter: @mjhegar) and Sema Hernandez (Twitter: @_SemaHernandez_). Check back HERE throughout 2019 to see if other challengers step into 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.

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. No Democrats have filed to run in this election yet, but when they do, you will be able to find their names HERE.

Nebraska – Ben Sasse 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.

Oklahoma – Jim Inhofe 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.

South Carolina – Lindsey Graham currently has one Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison. (Twitter: @harrisonjaimeCheck back HERE throughout 2019 to see if other challengers step into the primary.

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. No Democrats have filed to run in this election yet, but when they do, you will be able to find their names HERE.

Wyoming – Mike Enzi announced last month that he is not running for re-election, so this will be an open seat. No Democrats have filed to run in this election yet, but when they do, you will be able to find their names HERE.

Which Senate seat will you focus on flipping?

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