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The 2018 Election

 

Preparing for 2018 Election - Public support must begin NOW!

The composition of the current Senate is 52 Republicans, 46 Democrats and 2 Independents (who caucus with the Democrats). The Democratic caucus must hold at least 41 seats after the 2018 election in order to defeat the passage of legislation by filibustering. Since there are only 8 Republican held seats up for reelection and 25 Democratic or Independents seats, the 2018 Senatorial election will require much greater public support for the Democratic caucus to hold enough solid seats to successfully filibuster the damaging legislation based upon the Republican Party platform.

If the resistance movement can grow large enough, it may in fact yield Democratic gains in the Senate and the House in 2018.

Voter turn out was extraordinarily low in the 2016 election - much greater public engagement gives hope for greater Democratic voter turnout in 2018.

 

A filibuster-proof majority isn't out of the question if things break right for the GOP.

Reeling Democrats confront brutal 2018 Senate map ...by Burgess Everett, Politico, November 17, 2016

 

Below are Democratic and Independent Senate seats up for election in 2018:

 

State

California

Connecticut

Deleware

*Florida

Hawaii

**Indiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

**Missouri

**Montana

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

**North Dakota

*Ohio

*Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

**West Virginia

Wisconsin

 

Senator

Dianne Feinstein

Chris Murphy

Tom Carper

Bill Nelson

Joe Donnelly

Mazie Hirono

Angus King (I)

Amy Klobuchar

Debbie Stabenow

Elizabeth Warren

Ben Cardin

Claire McCaskill

John Tester

Bob Menendez

Martin Heinrich

Kirsten Gillibrand

Heidi Heitkamp

Sherrod Brown

Bob Casey, Jr.

Sheldon Whitehorse

Bernie Sanders

Tim Kaine

Maria Cantwell

Joe Manchin

Tammy Baldwin

*Indicates that, at this time, this seat could be difficult for Democrats to win.

**Indicates that, at this time, this seat could be particularly difficult for the Democrats to win because Trump carried the state by double digits.