Primary fallout: Democrats have momentum; Donald Trump Republicans face obstacles

Primary fallout: Democrats have momentum; Donald Trump Republicans face obstacles
Primary fallout: Democrats energize; Trump Republicans struggle

GOP momentum to win back the Senate has slowed because of rookie Republican candidates backed by the polarizing ex-president and the emergence of abortion rights helping Democrats rev up their base.

  • Democrats had a decent primary season, and are in better shape than expected for the fall elections
  • After a series of primaries, many analysts now favor Democrats to keep control of the U.S. Senate
  • Republicans are still expected to regain control of the U.S. House after the November elections
  • Democrats have at least two issues working for them: Abortion and Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – Primary season is over, and six months of intraparty political battles revealed one basic thing: The Democrats are in better shape for the November elections than previously thought.

The Republicans remain favored to regain control of the U.S. House, according to polls and political analysts, but Democrats are now in position to win a good number of big-state governors’ races and expand their slim-as-possible advantage in the U.S. Senate.

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