화요일에, Pence visited 사우스 캐롤라이나 ...에 stump for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who has been stunningly out-fundraised 으로 민주주의 challenger Jaime Harrison.
A large part of the vice president’s pitch to voters in the waning days before the 11 월. 3 선거 has focused on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. 대법원, a vote that created a 6-3 conservative majority.
“He topped it off yesterday by leading the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett,” Pence told a crowd in Greenville, S.C. “The rule of 법 has no greater champion than your senator. So right after you re-elect President Donald Trump, we need South Carolina to re-elect Senator Lindsey Graham for six more years in a landslide.”
Tillis had been trailing Democratic opponent Cal Cunningham, 그러나 그만큼 (Raleigh) 뉴스 & Observer reports the race is tightening, with support for the incumbent rising.
At the beginning of the month, what is now the most expensive Senate race in history was disrupted when Tillis announced he had tested positive for the 코로나 바이러스 the same day that Cunningham, who is married, was caught exchanging intimate text messages with another woman.
그때부터, Cunningham has largely avoided public events.
Ernst is locked in a tight battle with Democrat Theresa Greenfield and told Radio Iowa 그녀 “gut is saying really good things about this election cycle.”
“It’s been a rough haul, no doubt about it…but I feel good and I’m asking for their support for the next six years,” 그녀가 말했다.
특히, Pence’s travel is contingent upon his remaining healthy. Multiple aides on his team tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week.
Filling the vacant high court seat after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a high priority for the administration, which believed the effort would motivate more traditional conservatives ahead of Election Day.
Democrats were equally invigorated in their opposition, with progressives worried by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals judge’s stance on 보건 의료 as well as abortion rights.
Barrett’s eventual confirmation also sparked discussions among Senate Democrats about expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, a tactic famously — albeit unsuccessfully — attempted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Democrats might be able to do so if they keep control of the House and take back the Senate, as they are favored to do, according to a FiveThirtyEight forecast.
As CNN reported Tuesday, Democrats will need a net gain of four seats to control the chamber if Democratic nominee Joe Biden loses. If the former vice president wins, they’d only need a net gain of three seats since Kamala Harris could cast tie-breaking votes as vice president.
Pence did the same during Trump’s first two years in office, when Republicans controlled the Senate by a narrower margin.