GOP challengers mirror Trump in lack of experience; for Democrats, experience means a record.
KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE
— In an election where Republicans are banking on the environment while Democrats are banking on differences in candidate quality, Republicans are relying on a very inexperienced group of candidates.
— Compared to 2014, the last time Republicans flipped the Senate, the party’s non-incumbent candidates are incredibly green.
— Democrats, meanwhile, are running a number of incumbents and current officeholders in competitive races, although holding office, in many instances, comes with a voting record that opponents can exploit.
— The quality of candidates on the Republican side is such an issue that we think the race for the Senate majority is basically a Toss-up.