Between a contentious Supreme Court nomination battle and record-breaking fundraising hauls, the battle for control of the U.S. Senate is kicking into high gear in the final weeks of the campaign. While Democrats are bracing for a loss in a deep red state, they have also began expanding their list of offensive targets, with Democratic candidates in Republican leaning states … [Read more...] about The 10 Senate Seats Most Likely to Flip
Outside groups in the Senate have now spent over $250 million and the battleground has begun to shift a bit since the last article three weeks ago: https://decisiondeskhq.com/where-are-outside-groups-spending-in-the-senate/. The month of September has been filled with negative ads and some new states have entered the fray so I wanted to divide them by comparing spending levels … [Read more...] about Senate State of the Race Update
One of the metrics by which one can measure race competitiveness is money - how much candidates are raising, and where people are spending. A bunch of recent stories show the problems for the GOP, and why any tightening narrative should be treated with caution. Let's start with the Presidential race, where dual stories around Joe Biden's and Donald Trump's finances have … [Read more...] about The Race For Cash Doesn’t Point To A Tightening Race
Recently Democrats have begun to ask themselves: Is Bloomberg going to put some of his massive fortune behind them in 2020? After spending a ton on his presidential race, he promised to help Biden and down ballot but nothing has materialized yet even though he's pledged over $100 million. In 2018, he also gave this amount and while it was mostly through donations to Democratic … [Read more...] about If Michael Bloomberg Spends, You Won’t Know Until Right Before Election Day
What is This: This sheet will strive to keep regularly updated information of all outside group, or independent expenditure, spending in the 2020 Senate races. It uses the ‘Independent expenditure’ spending file from the FEC found here. This visualization takes all relevant spending on general elections only and categorizes it into an easily searchable and readable … [Read more...] about Where Are Outside Groups Spending In The Senate?