As the November midterms move within reach, every senate race is all but decided based on polling that shows one candidate in complete control.
There are two senate races, however, that have been designated as “toss-ups.”
According to the political analysis website 270towin, the senatorial bids in Nevada and Georgia could go either way on November 8. The incumbents in both states are Democrats, making a Republican victory in either state all the more significant.
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were other states labeled as “toss-ups” by other political handicappers, but the broad consensus among most experts is that Nevada and Georgia will go down to the wire.
Incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) currently has a slight edge over her challenger, Adam Laxalt (R-NV). One recent poll has the gap as small as .01%.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) started the trend by turning Florida red with the Hispanic vote. Now, Adam Laxalt and the GOP are attempting to accomplish the same feat by convincing Nevada’s frustrated Latin population to vote Republican.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 26, 2022
Spanish-speaking Americans, like everyone else, are frustrated with the economy and crime. The GOP has been attempting to direct the Latin community’s frustration to the Democrat incumbent. Cortez Masto is Nevada’s first Latina senator, so this race being this close should be considered a victory in itself.
In Georgia, most polls have incumbent Sen. Rafael Warnock (D-GA) and former NFL star Herschel Walker (R-GA) in a statistical deadlock.
It’s been a race with no shortage of riveting headlines.
Walker, who hopes to take office for the first time, has been accused by a former girlfriend of paying her to have an abortion. Not a great look for a guy running a pro-life campaign.
On the other hand, Warnock has remained embroiled in the scandal accusing him of deliberately running over his ex-wife’s foot with a car in 2020.
Warnock and his wife separated within months of the incident, and Ebenezer Baptist Church’s senior pastor, much to the dismay of his ex-wife, continues to deny the act was intentional.
In an election cycle where only one senate seat is necessary for GOP control, it will be truly thrilling to watch on election day as these races unfold.