Flip the Senate: Checking in on Alabama, Maine & Colorado

While the country has been focusing on the presidential race at the Democratic Convention this week, I thought it’d be good to look into the latest news from a handful of critical Senate races.

Doug Jones (D) – Alabama

I was delighted to see that Doug Jones received one of the coveted speaking slots at the Democratic Convention this year. As you all know, Senator Jones is in the most challenging Senate race for the Democrats. Although it was a very short speech (clocking in at less than 3 minutes), it really captures who he is and who he fights for. (Not surprisingly, Republicans attacked him for this speech. Watch it and tell me what you think their values are.)

Want to help Doug Jones win his election? Here’s how you can help.

Sara Gideon (D) – Maine

Sara Gideon is running to unseat Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Gideon recently has been highlighting Collins’ vote back in 2006 forcing the U.S. Postal Service to “pre-fund” its retirement fund which many see as the start of its financial problems. Since mid-July, Gideon has been polling better than Collins, averaging 4-5 points ahead.

A Senate Majority PAC picked up on this issue, and released an attack ad on Collins:

Want to help Sara Gideon win her election? Here’s how you can help.

Cory Gardner (R) – Colorado

Cory Gardner’s re-election in Colorado is looking shakier by the week. Sabato’s Crystal Ball at University of Virginia moved the race into the Lean Democratic column earlier this summer. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic candidate and former governor of Colorado, has been polling strongly all summer. Now back in Colorado for the Senate recess, Gardner has been facing tough questions. Here’s two headlines that demonstrate this, just from this week:

Sen. Cory Gardner faces questions about Postal Service slowdowns during Aurora stop

Cory Gardner faces pressure to deliver on stimulus bill as he touts COVID-19 response

Although the Republican party has not unveiled its final lineup of speakers for their convention next week, Gardner is not expected to speak.

Want to help John Hickenlooper beat Cory Gardner? Here’s how you can help.

Be sure to tune in to the final night of the Democratic Convention tonight! You can watch it without any ads or talking heads interrupting here: DemConvention.Com

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