The race to become Tennessee’s next US Senator is coming down to the wire, with a new poll showing the GOP candidate up five points over her Democratic opponent less than one week before American voters head to the polls.
According to a recent survey from NBC News, GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn holds a narrow five point advantage over former Tennessee Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen. Other surveys had Bredeson ahead of the Republican by one point.
“I’m fighting for five things: faith, family, freedom, hope and opportunity,” said Blackburn Monday. “We knew from the get-go it was going to be tight, this is his fourth state-wide race and this is my first.”
“The Fox News Power Rankings puts 50 Senate seats in the Republican column (including those likely or leaning Republican, and GOP seats not up for election this year), and 45 in the Democratic column. Five races are marked as ‘toss-ups,’” writes Fox News.
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TIGHT IN TEXAS: Beto Smashes All Fundraising Records, Raises $38 Million
Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is riding high heading into the 2018 midterm elections; smashing all fundraising records and raking-in over $38 million in just three months in his efforts to replace Sen. Ted Cruz.
According to Dallas News, the progressive candidate “raised an astonishing $38.1 million in three months, as Democrats in Texas and nationwide showered him with donations for his bid to oust Sen. Ted Cruz.
The funds surpassed all previous records for fundraising donations in Senate history.
The whopping $38 million is more than triple the cash raised by Cruz in the same period; with the sitting Senator taking in $12 million.
“The people of Texas in all 254 counties are proving that when we reject PACs and come together not as Republicans or Democrats but as Texans and Americans, there’s no stopping us,” O’Rourke said.
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TIGHT IN TEXAS: New Poll Shows Beto O’Rourke Taking the Lead Over Ted Cruz
A new poll published Wednesday shows Democrat Beto O’Rourke with a razor thin edge over Sen. Ted Cruz in the high-stakes showdown in Texas; raising serious questions over whether the GOP can retain control of Congress this November.
According to a new survey from Reuters, O’Rourke leads Cruz by just two points with a slight edge of 47% to 45%. The poll contains a margin of error of four percentage points.
The Reuter’s poll defies a similar study released by Quinnipiac University on Tuesday that showed Cruz opening a wide 9-point advantage over O’Rourke.
“Larry Sabato, director of the U.Va. Center for Politics, said Cruz’s feuds with Trump during the 2016 presidential election tarnished his reputation with some Texas Republicans,” writes the Washington Examiner.
The President announced his plans to campaign for Cruz in the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterms; vowing to stump for his former rival to help retain control of the Senate this November.