Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer thought his life couldn’t get worse. But he thought wrong.
And Chuck Schumer’s heart skipped a beat when he got this catastrophic news from the Senate.
The Democrats were over the moon when they heard that they were going to be gaining an extra seat in the U.S. Senate chamber that has been hotly contested for years now. They thought it would bring them the power they need to ram through Biden’s radical agenda through Congress.
The Republicans gaining control of the U.S. House chamber threw a wrench into those plans, though. Furthermore, the Democrats’ control in the U.S. Senate has been essentially non-existent.
They’ve been unable to use their majority to accomplish much of anything at all, including basic tasks like getting Presidential nominations to executive and judicial branch posts confirmed. Many experts place the blame at the feet of the Democrats’ poor leader, Chuck Schumer.
Looking at 2024, Chuck Schumer is going to need a miracle if he wants to stay relevant in political leadership in the nation’s Capitol. Especially after the latest Senate news dropped.
Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican, is taking a stance in the GOP Senate primary in Ohio, which is a close contest that can decide if Republicans regain control of the U.S. Senate.
The nod of approval was Lee’s support for Bernie Moreno, a prosperous Cleveland businessman and tycoon of a luxury car shop.
The Republican senator from Utah, who has served three terms, joins Florida’s Marco Rubio and Ohio’s first-term senator JD Vance in endorsing Moreno.
“Bernie Moreno is a successful businessman, a political outsider, and a strong constitutional conservative. I am proud to join my colleague J.D. Vance in endorsing Bernie for the US Senate because we both know that we desperately need to elect more principled conservatives who have the courage to stand up to the establishment in both political parties. I’m confident that Bernie will do exactly that,” Lee expressed in a press release.
In a state that was once a crucial battleground for the general election but has since turned red, Moreno is one of three prominent Republicans seeking their party’s nomination to fight incumbent Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown in 2024.
State Senator Matt Dolan, whose family owns the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball, and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose are the other two contenders. Dolan was once a prominent county prosecutor and associate attorney general in Ohio. This is Dolan’s and Moreno’s second consecutive run for the Senate.
Throughout his two campaigns for the Senate, Moreno — who came to the United States lawfully from Colombia with his family when he was a little boy — made border security a major priority.
Moreno began a $2 million statewide TV advertising campaign in Ohio earlier this month. The ads emphasized his backing of former President Trump, his America First credentials, and his promise to protect the southern border with Mexico.
According to his campaign, Moreno has raised more money than Dolan and LaRose put together.
Republicans in Ohio, a state that shifted red in the last decade and was once a top battleground, will be focusing their efforts on Brown, the only Democrat to win statewide in that time.
Republicans are anticipating a highly advantageous Senate map in 2024, when Democrats will be defending 23 out of the 34 seats that are up for grabs, despite the fact that Democrats hold a 51-49 majority in the present chamber. Ohio, Montana, and West Virginia are three of those seats that are located in red states that Trump won in 2020. Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is not seeking for reelection in West Virginia, which is one of the Democrat-held states.
The remaining five seats are in states that were close contests in 2020 and were won by Biden: Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Nevada.
Republicans are clearly trying to get behind Moreno and other strong conservatives as much as possible to ensure that they are able to take back control of the U.S. Senate. If that happens, Chuck Schumer will be irrelevant and his tenure as a leading Democrat will be basically be over before it even began.
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