Excerpt from The Resurgent
Written by David Thornton
A possible bright spot for Republicans this election year are Senate races. Once widely believed to be ripe for a Democratic takeover, the Senate looks likely to remain in Republican hands, although the Republican majority will almost certainly be diminished. Even though Donald Trump is struggling in the presidential race, voter dissatisfaction with Trump does not appear to be trickling down to most Republican Senate candidates.
This year Republicans are defending 24 Senate seats while Democrats only defend 10. This gives a structural advantage to Democrats. Half of the Republican seats were considered safe from the outset, while seven Democrat seats are safe.