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The Presidential Election is grabbing the headlines this year.

But control of the U.S. Senate is also on the line.

And Chuck Schumer stopped dead in his tracks when he got this warning about a swing state. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is clinging to a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate ahead of the 2024 Election. 

And he’s got an uphill battle to maintain control of the chamber with a difficult map this cycle.

Vulnerable Democrat Senators are running for reelection in the heavily Republican states of Montana and Ohio, where former President Donald Trump should cruise to victory.

West Virginia’s open Senate seat is all but certain to be flipped by Republicans after U.S. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he was retiring.

But now he’s got another major problem on his hands as a surprising Senate race starts to heat up.

Nevada Senate race moved to “toss up” by election forecaster

The nonpartisan elections forecasting service, The Cook Political Report, moved the Senate race in Nevada from “Lean Democrat” to “Toss Up.”

U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) is running for a second term against her likely Republican challenger, retired Army Captain Sam Brown.

Cook made the change because of Rosen’s low profile and President Joe Biden’s struggles in the state.

“Ultimately we are moving this race because of the unique forces at play in Nevada,” Cook Political Report editor Jessica Taylor said. “A combination of a newer electorate that Rosen must win over, Biden’s lagging numbers, and the unique post-COVID economic hangover in Nevada make this race a toss-up.”

Trump has led Biden in every public poll of Nevada released this year.

And Biden’s unpopularity in the Silver State could bring down Rosen with him this fall.

She’s begun running ads “clearly designed to separate herself from President Joe Biden and the drag he could be in the state,” Taylor stated.

Rosen is trying to distance herself from Biden and portray herself as bipartisan in an election year but her voting record tells a different story.

“I won’t walk the party line,” Rosen said in a recent commercial. “I promise to do what’s right for Nevada, not my party leaders.”

But she’s been a rubber stamp for Biden’s agenda since he took office in 2021, voting for every one of his major agenda items and with 98.6% of the time last year.

Rosen is feeling the heat in Nevada

The day after the Cook Political Report moved her race to Toss Up, Rosen made the largest ad reservation purchase for a Nevada Senate candidate in history with $14 million lined up for the fall.

She can see which way the wind is blowing in the Silver State with Biden’s unpopularity.

The 2022 Senate race in Nevada was decided by about 8,000 votes.

And this year’s race could be another nail-biter with control of the Senate potentially riding on the race.

*Election Buzz Official Polling*

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