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Democrats Rack Up Big Cash Advantage in Top Senate Battlegrounds

  • GOP candidates trail by wide margins in four of five toss-ups
  • Republicans need to pick up one seat to win Senate majority
atherine Cortez Masto
atherine Cortez MastoPhotographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Democratic candidates started July with a huge financial advantage in four of five US Senate battlegrounds that could determine which party controls the chamber next January, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

Republicans need to pick up one seat to take control of the chamber, which is evenly divided but under Democratic control because of Vice President Kamala Harris’s ability to cast a tie-breaking vote. But in three states that represent the most likely pick-ups and one where they must hold an open seat, Republicans will have to overcome a mountain of Democratic cash. All five races feature GOP candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump.