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Republicans grow anxious about the Trump economy
Trump's trade war with China could undermine GOP chances of holding the White House and Senate in 2020.

By BURGESS EVERETT 08/29/2019 05:09 AM EDT Updated 08/29/2019 10:01 AM EDT
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Republicans have sat patiently with President Donald Trump on his tariff roller-coaster ride with China. Now they’re starting to feel queasy.

Trump argues his escalating trade war will force China to the table for a deal. But his ever-rising tariffs — and his market-rattling tweets — are increasingly alarming the GOP. ... ty-1476780

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Republicans currently control the Senate, 53-47. To regain the Senate, Democrats must win four seats, or three plus the presidency.

538 assessed the 35 upcoming Senate races, and concludes these are the most competitive ones:

Jones (D-AL); lean R.
McSally (R-AZ); toss up.
Ernst (R-IA); lean R.
Tillis (R-NC); toss up.
Peters (D-MI); lean D.
Gardner (R-CO); toss up.
Collins (R-ME); toss up-ish.

...if all seven lost their seats, the Senate would be tied.
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