There are 35 Senate seats up for reelection in the 2018 midterms, most of which are currently held by Democrats, while the Republicans are trying to hold onto their two-seat majority. The Onion takes a look at the key Senate 2018 races to watch.
Ted Cruz vs. Beto O’Rourke (Texas):
Have Democrats finally found the perfect foil for Ted Cruz in young longshot candidate Guy Who Is Not Ted Cruz?
Dean Heller vs. Jacky Rosen (Nevada):
As the only Republican incumbent facing reelection in a state won by Hillary Clinton, Heller has the unique opportunity to demonstrate just how bad Democrats are at winning elections.
Martha McSally vs. Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona):
Whether they want to or not, Arizona’s getting their first female senator.
Kevin Cramer vs. Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota):
Heitkamp is trying to convince North Dakota voters she’s the type of “cool” Democrat who’s still totally down to ease banking regulations once in a while.
Lawrence Zupan vs. Bernie Sanders (Vermont):
Lawrence is gonna do the best he can, okay?
Patrick Morrissey vs. Joe Manchin (West Virginia):
Manchin hopes to retain his seat by touting his Democratic Party bona fides of how many past political stances he’s distanced himself from.
Josh Hawley vs. Claire McCaskill (Missouri):
Republican challenger Hawley vowed that his commitment to states’ rights extends to continuing to fight for Missouri after the United States is formally dissolved.
Marsha Blackburn vs. Phil Bredesen (Tennessee):
Ah shit, which one did Taylor Swift endorse again?
Rick Scott vs. Bill Nelson (Florida):
It’s the Republican governor versus the Democratic incumbent to determine who gets to represent what’s left of Florida in Congress.