Morning Jolt: Are Republicans Blowing Their Chances of Winning Control of the Senate?

On the menu today: A deep dive into the current state of GOP efforts to win back control of the Senate this November, and the best way to reinvigorate a beloved adventure franchise.

The GOP Might Be Missing Its Chance

It's reasonable to worry that Republicans are blowing their chances of winning control of the Senate this November. A couple of key races appear to be close to lost already; if the latest survey from Public Opinion Strategies is to be believed, the sputtering, momentum-free Ford Pinto that is Mehmet Oz's Senate campaign in Pennsylvania is now trailing Democrat John Fetterman by a jaw-dropping 18 percentage points, after another poll earlier this month put Oz down by 14 points. (Although, as Nick Gillespie observes, my metaphor doesn't completely work because Ford Pintos sometimes catch fire.) Oz may be working himself into the Republican Self-Inflicted Defeat Hall of Fame, alongside Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, ...

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Are Republicans Blowing Their Chances of Winning Control of the Senate?

On the menu today: A deep dive into the current state of GOP efforts to win back control of the Senate this November, and the best way to reinvigorate a beloved adventure franchise.

The GOP Might Be Missing Its Chance

It's reasonable to worry that Republicans are blowing their chances of winning control of the Senate this November. A couple of key races appear to be close to lost already; if the latest survey from Public Opinion Strategies is to be believed, the sputtering, momentum-free Ford Pinto that is Mehmet Oz's Senate campaign in Pennsylvania is now trailing Democrat John Fetterman by a jaw-dropping 18 percentage points, after another poll earlier this month put Oz down by 14 points. (Although, as Nick Gillespie observes, my metaphor doesn't completely work because Ford Pintos sometimes catch fire.) Oz may be working himself into the Republican Self-Inflicted Defeat Hall of Fame, alongside Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, ...   READ MORE

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