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MEMO: 2020 State of Play

Washington, D.C. – The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) today released their 2020 State of Play memo. Below are a few highlights from the memo, which can be viewed in its entirety here.


The Impeachment Albatross: Recent data shows that Democrats are way out over their skis on impeachment.


NRSC surveys conducted in January in battleground states, including Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and North Carolina, show that 62% of voters agree that Congress should be focusing on top issues like health care costs, trade deals, and keeping the economy on track instead of trying to remove Donald Trump from office. This includes 63% of independents and 61% of women.


Furthermore, 58% agree that Democrats should let voters decide for themselves in next November’s elections instead of trying to impeach Trump and remove him from office, including 59% of independents and 55% of women.


Fired Up Base: GOP Senate campaigns have seen a huge swell in grassroots support across the country.


Low dollar donations have increased 214% on average from the second to the third quarter.


From the third quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of 2019, grassroots donations increased by of a whopping 943%.


WinRed has allowed candidates across the board to capitalize on key moments. Senate campaigns raised $1.6M from other campaigns on WinRed in the fourth quarter.


Democrat Failures: Democrats’ culture of corruption and divisive primaries are causing them headaches all over the country, putting their ability to take back the Senate at risk.


Chuck Schumer is continuing his culture of corruption with his next class of recruits. Colorado and Maine’s “star recruits” John Hickenlooper and Sara Gideon are being dogged by ethics problem and campaign finance violations.


Democrats are unable to clear primaries for their preferred candidates and are getting burned by the progressive left. In North Carolina, State Senator Erica Smith put out a video saying, “Sen. Schumer, for whatever reason, did not want an African American running for Senate in North Carolina.”