Democrats literally cannot afford to lose a single seat in the Senate, lest they give up their extremely narrow majority, but it looks increasingly likely to happen.
In fact, the GOP’s objective of taking back the Senate could hinge on defeating a vulnerable incumbent Democrat in the battleground state of Nevada, where Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is now rated by the Cook Political Report as a toss-up and where President Joe Biden only won the state by 2 points in the 2020 presidential election.
Conservative Brief reports:
Last month, a poll by Democratic Blueprint Polling showed Cortez Masto trailing former Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt by seven points.
Laxalt said Cortez Masto is in danger of losing re-election because she has not broken with her party on major issues that voters do not support.
“I think that’s why we’ve got such an amazing opportunity and such a great contrast with her,” Laxalt said. “This is a pretty centrist state.”
“Our Hispanic community believes in the American dream, they came here for the American dream,” Laxalt said. “They’re not signing up for a lot of this radical leftism that’s being pushed on by the Democrat Party.”
“There’s no question every single month, there have been more Democrats converting to Republicans than vice versa,” Laxalt insisted.
The former AG has raised $1.35 million in the last three months of 2021, after raising $1.4 million in the third quarter, The Nevada Independent reported.
“She certainly has an advantage as an incumbent, on campaign fundraising, and of course, she had a five-year head start,” he said, referring to Masto.
“She’s gonna need it,” Laxalt said. “They’re going to spend a lot of money trying to package her up and remake her. I don’t think it’s going to be effective. I don’t think all the money in the world is going to kind of fix her actual record.”
Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Laxalt.