The Senate is expected to be competitive this year, with candidates from both parties likely to be up for reelection.
But who will win?
And how will this affect the election?
That’s the focus of our special series, “Which Senators Should You Bet On to Win the Senate Election?”
Read more about the 2018 election: Senate election in a nutshell: How to predict the outcomeA look at the race from a political perspectiveWhat are the most important races?
What is the outlook for the race?
Here’s what you need to know to get started.
What are Senate races?
We’ve divided the Senate race into three distinct categories:The first is a race to fill the vacant seat in the Senate, where Republicans have control of both chambers and could be poised to retake the majority if Democrats hold the majority.
This race is the most competitive and could decide control of the Senate.
It’s the second race, the one that’s been under the microscope in recent months.
This one is the more expensive and involves a fight over who will become the next secretary of state.
If the Republicans hold the Senate majority, Trump could be forced to tap Vice President Mike Pence as his pick for secretary of State.
If the Democrats are able to take back the majority, Pence could be able to push through his controversial agenda on Capitol Hill.
Democrats are also fighting a long-running lawsuit over Trump’s use of the presidential limousine to enter a hotel in Washington DC.
The suit was settled out of court.
The final race is a rematch of the 2016 presidential race.
That one pits a candidate backed by the left, Elizabeth Warren, against Democratic nominee Sen. Joe Manchin III, a former coal miner.
Democrats hope to hold on to their Senate majority this year thanks to a series of key races that have put them in a strong position.
They have a slim margin over Republicans, but the margin is shrinking as the party continues to make gains in state and local races.
Read more: Democrats rally to retake Senate in 2018The race for attorney general, meanwhile, is one that could be the deciding factor in how Senate Republicans choose their next president.
Democrats are hoping to make inroads in the race, as the Democratic senatorial field is becoming crowded.
The race in Georgia could provide some much-needed momentum for Democrats, who were hoping to take the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and could have an even bigger impact on the 2020 presidential race if Democrats capture the governor’s mansion.
Democrats have been able to capitalize on Georgia’s special election win by gaining momentum in the governor and House races, where they will have a clear edge in the chamber.
The next Senate race in Alabama, where Republican Roy Moore, who has denied wrongdoing in the allegations against him, faces Democrat Doug Jones.
Jones has long been viewed as a more moderate Democrat.
Democrats also have a chance to pick up seats in Georgia and New Jersey, two states that Trump carried in 2020, and have made gains in the House of Representatives.
The seats are not as competitive in 2020 as they were in 2018, but if Democrats can pick up these two seats, they have a better chance to take control of Congress.
Trump’s chances of winning a third term have diminished dramatically over the past year.
He has lost support from both Republicans and Democrats in the general election.
He is still the most unpopular president in history, with a disapproval rating of 60%.
While it’s not clear what role Trump’s health issues will play in the 2018 Senate election, there’s little doubt that his unpopularity and the political environment surrounding the president’s administration are major factors in Democrats’ ability to retake control of Washington.
In other presidential elections, it’s the incumbent party that takes control of either the House or the Senate in the fall.
In 2018, Democrats are trying to make some progress on the health care bill and they have the potential to do so.
The 2018 midterm elections will be a critical moment in the Trump presidency.