Republican Incumbent Wins Alaska Senate Race – Guaranteeing GOP 50 Seats
Alaska’s Republican Senator Dan Sullivan won his re-election race today, which guarantees Republicans at least fifty seats in the Senate. This news was announced right as we also learned that the State was finally called for President Donald Trump (as if there was any doubt).
Sullivan and Trump’s victories in Alaska are just the latest good news out of the state after we learned that Republicans flipped Alaska’s state House of Representatives.
BREAKING: Dan Sullivan will win the Alaska Senate race, Edison projects, giving Republicans at least 50 seats in the next Senate – ABC
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That leaves Republicans with a 50-48 majority in the Senate, with two runoff races in Georgia to be decided in January. Whether or not Democrats can muster a technical majority in the Senate boils down to whether they can win both runoff races, and if Joe Biden does end up becoming President, in which case Kamala Harris would be able to cast the tie-breaker vote for Democrats.
In Georgia, Republican Kelly Loeffler will face Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock, while Republican David Perdue will face a challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff. Georgia media outlet “Atlanta News Now” has a poll showing both Republicans leading slightly – which probably means they’re leading by a lot.