2020-07-17 11:36:03

Why A Senate Win Is As Important As The Presidency For Dems



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with John Nichols about the importance of the Democratic party flipping the United States Senate.

While all eyes are on the Presidential race on November 3rd, there are also 35 seats in the US Senate up for election. Even if a Democrat wins the White House this fall, it is control of the US Senate that determines how effectively a new President can govern. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has demonstrated as much, controlling the legislative agenda and judicial nominations like no one in recent memory.

Read John Nichols’ latest piece in The Nation entitled ‘Democrats Will Be Lost Without the Senate,’ HERE.

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