By Harrison Lavella | USA
As the 2018 Midterms chug ever closer, 71Republic takes a look at the standing of the current races and observes the results of past election to justify the present situation. So, just like any other election year, there are safe seats, and contested seats. The ratings according to 71Republic’s Newest Race Ratings, brought to you by me, my ratings are compared to other political sights below.
Overall: 71Republic predicts the Senate at 50-50, with Republicans having the Majority through Vice President Pence, at the present moment.
Our Race Ratings are listed below:
Both these Independents: Sanders and King respectively caucus with the Democrats at the present.
Connecticut (Sen. Murphy), Massachusetts (Sen. Warren), Rhode Island (Sen. Whitehouse), New Jersey (Senator Menendez), New York (Senator Gillibrand), Delaware (Sen. Carper), Maryland (Senator Cardin), Hawaii (Sen. Hirono), California (Sen. Feinstein), Washington (Sen. Cantwell), New Mexico (Sen. Heinrich), Minnesota (Sen. Klobuchar), Michigan (Sen. Stabenow), Wisconsin (Sen. Baldwin).
Utah (Sen. Hatch), Wyoming (Sen. Barrasso), Nebraska (Sen. Fischer), Mississippi (Sen. Wicker)
Sen. Hatch is one of three incumbent Republican senators to announce their 2018 retirements, the PPT of the Senate, and the longtime member will not run for re-election in 2018.
Pennsylvania (Sen. Casey), West Virginia (Sen. Manchin), Virginia (Sen. Kaine), Florida (Sen. Nelson), Minnesota Special (Sen. Smith), Montana (Sen. Tester)
Tennessee (Sen. Corker)*, Texas (Sen. Cruz)
Sen. Corker also announced his retirement from the Senate, saying he will not run for re-election in the 2018 cycle as a Class 1 senator.
North Dakota (Sen. Heitkamp), Indiana (Sen. Donnelly), Arizona (Sen. Flake)*, Missouri (Sen. McCaskill), Nevada (Sen. Heller).
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