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Top 3 Insanely Interesting Senate Races to Keep an Eye on During Election Day


There’s no doubt that the 2014 midterm election–which is going full tilt right this very minute–is one of the most critical in our nation’s history.

The outcome of the various races around the country will make or break President Obama’s agenda from now until the end of his presidency. The performance of those elected today over the next two years will play a large role in determining who will be sitting in the White House come 2016.

With that being said, there’s a ton of races going on today, but there are a few that are super important and extremely interesting that conservatives need to keep an eye on. Here are three of them.

From The Daily Caller:

Kentucky Senate

Why It Is Interesting: Nobody stands to benefit more on Tuesday than Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell. If he beats Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republicans net at least six Democratic seats, McConnell becomes Senate majority leader.

Polling: The RealClearPolitics polling average shows McConnell leading Grimes 48.3 percent to 41.8 percent.

Highlights: Grimes repeatedly refused to admit whether she voted for President Barack Obama; McConnell ran an ad shedding light on Grimes’ family’s “Hugh Jass” burger restaurant; Grimes released ads showing her shooting guns.

New Hampshire Senate

Why It Is Interesting: Could former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown become New Hampshire’s next senator? Polls show a close race with incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Polling: The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Shaheen leading Brown 48.4 percent to 45.9 percent.

Highlights: Debate gotcha question for Scott Brown backfires on journalist; With chicken mascot, Republicans make Shaheen’s lack of town halls an issue; Scott Brown runs immigration ads.

Iowa Senate

Why It Is Interesting: Republican Joni Ernst is poised to become the first woman elected to represent Iowa in Congress, with polls showing her leading Democrat Bruce Braley heading into election day.

Polling: The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Ernst leading Braley 46.9 to 45.1 percent. The trusted Des Moines Register poll, released over the weekend, shows Ernst up by 7 points.

Highlights: Ernst got famous in her primary by saying “castrating hogs” is good preparation for Washington D.C.; Braley committed one of the most memorable gaffes of the cycle by talking condescendingly about Iowa farmers during a fundraiser.

There you have it, folks! These races are sure to entertain as much as inform the future of our nation.

Personally, the Iowa race is one I’m keeping a close eye on, mostly due to the sexist comments tossed out by retiring Senator Tom Harkin. It’d be nice to see the arrogant smug look on his face wiped away by a victory for Ernst, who has more patriotism in the tip of the fingernail on her pinky finger than Harkin has in his entire body.

Let’s hope the GOP will reign victorious across the board and can start putting this country back on track.


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Michael Cantrell

Michael Cantrell is a conservative journalist/blogger with over 8 years of professional writing experience writing for some of the largest publications on the Internet. He has participated in several campaigns to repeal Obamacare, worked with Tea Party candidates running for Congress, and more. Michael is a staunch constitutionalist and lover of American history.

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