The Democratic Party is preparing to take on the Republican Party, with an aggressive push to unseat its Republican majority in 2020.
Democrats are planning to attack Republican senators who have supported Trump’s agenda in the 2018 midterms, including Sens.
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Mike Lee of Utah.
Democrats have been looking for ways to attack the Republican senators since their first-ever Senate election was in November.
And they’re ready.
“Democrats are taking a hard look at the 2018 midterm elections, the Republicans’ continued refusal to act on climate change, and the Republicans inability to work with Democrats to pass a budget and tax relief, and we’ll be taking a very aggressive approach,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, said Democrats will focus on the Trump administration’s “massive tax cuts, which the Senate Democrats believe will put the wealthiest Americans on a $1 trillion tax cut treadmill, while slashing investments in education, infrastructure, and jobs.”
The Democratic senators also plan to highlight the Republicans obstructionist Senate majority and push for the repeal of the ACA, the Senate GOP’s signature domestic policy achievement.
They’re planning to highlight how Republicans have voted to repeal key provisions of the law.
“It’s time for Democrats to unite around an agenda that puts families, workers, communities, and our economy first,” Baldwin said.
Democrats hope to capitalize on the Democrats’ early-morning win over the Republicans to push them into a contested Senate election.
Democrats won three of five Senate seats they needed in 2018 and they will be able to gain the majority of seats in 2020 if the GOP loses.
In 2018, Democrats lost the Senate majority to the GOP by just 1,700 votes.
But in 2020, they will have a majority of Senate seats.
Democrats already have a significant advantage in Senate races.
But the 2018 race in Alabama was a test of Democrats’ willingness to fight back.
Democrats also plan on attacking the Republican Senators who voted against a budget in 2017, and they plan to push Republicans to support a budget that cuts programs for the poor, including Medicaid.
Democrats say they are aiming to flip three Senate seats in 2018, including the chamber’s largest.
Democrats have a slim majority, but they expect to make gains in Senate seats across the country in 2020 and beyond.