Michigan Senate Race

Republicans Just Scored A Strong Recruit In The Michigan Senate Race

Geoffrey Skelley, 538

During the campaign, James attracted support from top Republicans, including President Trump. James’s showing immediately put him on 2020 candidates-to-watch lists, and Democrat Sen. Gary Peters’s seat seemed like a likely target. Election handicappers agree that the Michigan race favors the Democrats, though there is some disagreement as to how much. With James in the race, the Cook Political Report and Inside Elections rate the contest as “likely” to go Democratic, but Sabato’s Crystal Ball says the race only “leans” toward the Democrats. Peters starts as a favorite, but James gives Republicans a real chance of winning Michigan’s Senate race in 2020.

GOP Can Win Big in Nov.

William Kristol, Weekly Standard

The danger over the next 6 weeks is that Repub. strategists & donors will play it safe and fail to take advantage of other opportunities. The focus will be on the 7 swing Senate seats & on making sure R's hold KS & GA. But there are opportunities in MI (open seat) & in 1 or more of MN, VA, OR, NJ, & IL.

Can a Former RNC Elite Turn Michigan Red?

Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Suddenly, Michigan Repub. Terri Lynn Land's campaign in the race to replace retired Dem. Sen. Carl Levin is building steam in a very blue state. So why does it suddenly seem Terri Lynn Land has an edge?

GOP Powerhouse AFP Steps Up Attack on Vulnerable Dems

Matea Gold, Washington Post

With early attacks against Senate Dems, Americans for Prosperity emerges as the Right's most powerful ally. Currently AFP has launched ad campaigns against five vulnerable Senate Dems., and some House Dems, including Rep. Nick Rahall (W.Va.).

Camp Won't Run for Senate

Kristina Peterson, Wall Street Journal

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) won't run to replace Levin's Senate seat. Camp was considered the GOP's best bet, so the R's may have blown it.