Republicans are hoping to hit the reset button of their Senate midterm campaigns as current poll numbers and stories show that the Democrats are gaining momentum. Following the primaries, many Senate GOP candidates are struggling to gain the momentum that they had hoped for.
Some GOP leaders have also expressed doubts about the “candidate quality” and have questioned whether the party would be able to win a majority. To assist in key battles, the GOP appears to be shifting funds around and trying to change the message as they try to increase their chances of winning.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also led his fundraiser for three candidates in a critical state. The fundraiser showcased Republican Senate candidates Mehmet Oz, who is in the Pennsylvania race; Herschel Walker, in Georgia; and Rep. Ted Budd, who is seeking a spot in the upper chamber representing North Carolina.
All three of these candidates have previously been endorsed by former President trump. However, in recent polls, they seem to be lagging behind their Democratic opponents. Oz and Walker are having a particularly hard time as they are surrounded by controversies.
Democratic Senate nominees currently appear to be leading Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This has shifted the Republican optimism that they would be able to win the Senate. McConnell even noted that they might be more capable of flipping the House rather than the Senate.
According to a poll, Democrats are favored in the Senate race in a 33 percent to 34 percent ratio.