For '20 Dems, more targets but uphill slog to win Senate


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to capture Senate control next year face a far more promising map than last year, when they had to defend most of the seats that were in play.

In 2020, it will be Republicans holding most of the seats that are up for grabs. And just one incumbent Democrat seems in obvious jeopardy: Sen. Doug Jones of deep-red Alabama.

Even so, Democrats have only a few legitimate targets and will have to practically run the table of winnable races if they’re going to capture the majority.

Since Republicans control the Senate 53-47, Democrats need to gain three seats to take over if they defeat Trump next November and four if Trump wins, thanks to the vice president’s tie-breaking vote in the chamber.

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