I'm a Democrat and here are 3 reasons why we'll hold the Senate in 2022

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One of President Joe Biden’s favorite sayings from the campaign trail is, “don’t compare me to the Almighty, compare me to the alternative.” And it seems, less than100 days out from the 2022 midterm elections, voters are doing just that: comparing each candidate on their own individual merits. The oft-repeated mantra that “candidates matter” is proving true as Republicans are consistently underperforming their Democratic counterparts in the polls and nominating extreme candidates far outside the mainstream. In an evenly divided U.S. Senate, every candidate and battleground state matters. 

Here’s a look at three critical factors working against Republican hopes for returning to power in the upper chamber this fall.  

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Second quarter fundraising numbers released just last month paint a very different picture between rival camps, with Democrats posting “blockbuster” hauls while GOP candidates have mostly flopped. Arizona, Georgia and New Hampshire are must-win states for Team Red’s chances of flipping the senate, but the incumbent Democrats wiped the floor with their Republican challengers. Arizona provided the starkest financial divide as incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly raised $13.6 million during the quarter compared with just $827,000 for Blake Masters, the Republican nominee. 


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