I spoke to POLITICO‘s James Arkin about Senate Democrats’ monster Q3 fundraising haul and the implications for the GOP’s eroding fortunes in the upper chamber.
For some Republicans, the money is exacerbating broader issues as the party battles to hold the majority: Trump’s sagging poll numbers, an environment tilted against them, and a map with more and more incumbents under duress and only two legitimate offensive opportunities.
“It’s red alert at this point,” said Liam Donovan, a lobbyist who said Republicans are “spooked” by the current environment. “I don’t think anyone has written off the Senate, but everyone knows the snapshot in time is pretty bleak and things need to stabilize pretty quickly.”
Read the full piece here.