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Dixie’s U.S. Senate Races Next Year: Part Two

Dixie’s U.S. Senate Races Next Year: Part Two

In this second installment of an SPR focus on next year’s US Senate races in the South, the spotlights are on North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. These and other contests in the South could be crucial to either party’s control of the Senate: The Democrats need just four more Senate seats to have a majority.

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The South’s 2020 US Senate races

The 2020 election will be dominated by the presidential contest. But much more is at stake, including control of the US Senate, which will be vital to either party, no matter who is president. Democrats need to pick up four seats in the Senate to win control. In the South, where President Trump is a political force to be reckoned with, the quick picture is that Republicans should defeat one Democratic incumbent, US Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama.


Trump in trouble in Florida poll

Donald Trump is in trouble in Florida, a state that’s crucial to his reelection hopes.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp talks to voters during a rally in Augusta, Ga., Monday, July 23, 2018, as he continues his campaign for Georgia governor, a day before the Republican runoff election against his opponent, Georgia's Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Kemp Announces $150 Million Solar Investment in Southwest Georgia

Last Thursday Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced an investment of approximately $150 million by the Silicon Ranch Corporation, Shell’s solar subsidiary and one of the country’s largest independent solar producers. The project is in Early County and will provide power that will be sold to Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for thirty-eight of Georgia’s EMCs – thirty of those will receive power from the Early County solar farm.

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Texas GOP races to shore up the suburbs for 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans barely escaped a colossal defeat last year. Now the party is scrambling to avoid a repeat in 2020.

Facing a rapidly changing voter base, anti-Trump fervor and a more motivated Democratic Party, the state GOP is moving earlier than ever to prepare after watching two House members lose in 2018 and another half-dozen win by fewer than 5 points.


Mark Harris says he won’t run in North Carolina election do-over

Republican Mark Harris announced on Tuesday that he will not run in the new election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, citing his compromised health.

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