Chuck Schumer already knew he was facing an uphill battle to maintain control of the Senate after November.
But he didn’t know it was this bad.
And Mitch McConnell made a surprise appearance in Washington, D.C. that will keep Chuck Schumer up late at night.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is defending a razor-thin majority in the U.S. Senate in the upcoming November Midterms.
With only 50 Democrats in the Senate, Republicans only need to flip one seat to take control and oust Schumer from power.
Combined with Joe Biden’s disastrous Presidency dragging down Democrats across the board, Chuck Schumer realizes he has little to no room for error.
Some of the most critical Senate races this year are taking place in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire.
But another state just came into play that could cause a major headache for Chuck Schumer.
In 2020, Joe Biden sailed to victory in Colorado after the once-reliable Republican state shifted Left in recent years.
During his last two Senate races, despite the leftward drift of the state, Democrat Colorado Senator Michael Bennet only narrowly won his elections.
And now, with a Republican tidal wave building ahead of November, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) just announced the GOP is all-in on the Colorado Senate race.
In the race for Senate in Colorado, construction company owner Joe O’Dea is the Republican candidate.
O’Dea is running as a political outsider and is hammering Bennet over inflation and skyrocketing gas prices.
At a major fundraiser for O’Dea in Washington, D.C., Mitch McConnell made a surprise appearance and told the crowd that Colorado is now a top priority because “we think we can win this race.”
“I just want to assure everybody, we’re going to be all-in in Colorado,” McConnell told the crowd. “We think we can win this race.”
Referring to Colorado’s Blue lean, McConnell described O’Dea as “the perfect candidate for the nature of your state.”
“I wanted to dispel any notion that you may have that we’re not going to play in Colorado,” McConnell added, answering any remaining questions on whether or not the GOP would make an investment in Colorado this cycle.
The thought of now defending another Senate seat will keep Chuck Schumer up late at night.
The fact that a state Joe Biden won by 13 points in 2020 is now in play for Republicans shows how unpopular the President is with the American people.
Biden is underwater in Colorado polls, with no signs of improvement in sight.
This would not be the first time Republicans scored an upset US Senate victory in Colorado.
Cory Gardner defeated incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in a close race in 2014.
And now Republicans are once again going all-in on Colorado this fall.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.