Thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote in the deadlocked U.S. Senate, President Joe Biden’s policies are passing Congress and hurting Americans.
The 2022 Midterms are an opportunity to turn Biden into a lame duck, but only if Republicans can win majorities in the legislature.
And now Chuck Schumer is scrambling to shore up a blue seat he wasn’t expecting to have to defend this November.
Red Wave, Blue Wave, No Wave
President Joe Biden has put every American family’s morality, safety and financial security at risk.
And he hasn’t even been in office two full years yet.
Many American workers are frightened about the prospect of what the next two years could have in store – and six more years should Biden run for, and win, a second term.
However, the potential damage of the Biden Administration could be mitigated by voters in the 2022 Midterms.
For the early portions of the cycle, all the indicators were pointing to a massive Red Wave come November.
But the momentum has stalled for Republicans.
Ever since 15 RINO Senators compromised away Americans’ gun rights, the tide has shifted.
Polling has been a mixed bag lately, but Democrats have a reason to be claiming a “comeback.”
In many surveys, the generic Congressional ballots have tightened, with some even showing the Democrats pulling into the lead.
And some individual race polling in some battleground states paints a bleak picture of what the U.S. Senate could look like in late January 2023.
Meanwhile, the Democrats have recently won two competitive Congressional special elections – including one where the Ranked Choice Voting ballot flipped a red seat blue.
But all hope is not lost for the Grand Old Party.
There are some polls out there that still show Republicans holding strong in the House, and unconventional Senate candidates like Hershel Walker in Georgia have seen a bump in their poll numbers.
Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnel are watching the numbers with baited breath as just a select few matchups will determine who is the next Majority Leader of the Upper Chamber.
That’s why New York’s senior Senator is so worried about what he’s seeing in Colorado.
Is Colorado the next battleground?
It wasn’t that long ago The Centennial State was a stronghold for Republicans.
But after years of concerted efforts, Democrats were able to make the state Purple, and more recently, Blue.
Colorado is also home to some of the most radical left-wing policies in the entire country.
All of that would seem to add up to incumbent Democrat Senator Michael Bennet feeling pretty safe about his 2022 re-election prospects.
However, his Republican opponent, Joe O’Dea, turned this race into a real contest.
The latest poll out of Colorado shows the challenger trailing Bennet by just a single point.
The one caveat here is that this was an internal poll conducted for the O’Dea campaign.
Bennet was narrowly elected – defeating then-future Congressman Ken Buck by just 1.5-points – during the Tea Party wave of 2010, an election cycle where few Democrats succeeded in competitive contests.
2016 was a different story, Bennet sailed to re-election by 6-points, or about 145,000 votes, over then-State Assemblyman Darryl Glenn.
Even if O’Dea is not able to defeat the incumbent and flip the seat, in a deadlocked Senate, and an election cycle where every race matters, simply forcing Democrats to have to spend time, money and resources in a state they weren’t expecting to be competitive is a win for the GOP.