Chuck Schumer is Joe Biden’s top ally in Congress.
He’s delivered him every single victory that Biden can count.
But now, Schumer’s control over the Senate could come crumbling down thanks to one state.
Chuck Schumer holds control of the U.S. Senate by a thread.
With Democrats only holding 50 seats in the chamber, they have to use Vice President Kamala Harris to break any ties.
And with two Democrats regularly sabotaging their efforts to ram through extreme left-wing legislation, Schumer has only been able to deliver a few key victories for Biden over the last year and a half.
But despite these limitations, Schumer is still Biden’s chief ally in Congress.
Because the Senate has broad powers that the House of Representatives does not, such as confirming judges and treaties, Schumer has emerged as a major asset for Biden in his bid to get his agenda enacted into law.
But now, there’s one state that could topple Schumer’s control over the Senate.
The Hill reports, “Democrats are bracing for a nail-biter in Nevada’s Senate race, a true toss-up that could determine whether the party retains the majority in the upper chamber.
“Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D), who served as state attorney general for two terms before in 2016 becoming the first Latina to win a seat in the Senate, is fighting to keep her spot as she fends off a bid from Trump-endorsed Adam Laxalt (R), a former state attorney general.”
Nevada has been in the Democrat column for years.
But in each election cycle, the trends have gotten closer.
And after the 2020 elections, Nevada actually clocked in at being more Republican than the rest of the country.
What’s more, with Democrats increasingly becoming the party of college-indoctrinated voters, Hispanics and working-class white voters are turning towards Republicans at a rapid pace.
And Nevada’s demographics are now shaping up to be a political nightmare for the Left.
“Polls show Cortez Masto, the country’s first Latina senator, narrowly ahead of Laxalt, but her tight lead among Hispanic voters could be a particular cause for concern for Democrats. An AARP-commissioned poll released last week showed Cortez Masto leading by 11 points among Hispanic voters when placed on a full ballot. Her lead drops to 9 percent among Hispanic voters over 50 years old,” adds The Hill.
“The poll comes as Republicans work to appeal to Hispanic voters across the country after making gains with the voting bloc in Florida and Texas in 2020.”
Should Democrats lose the election in Nevada in November, control over the US Senate will almost certainly flip to the Republicans.
What’s more, it would mark the end of Democrat statewide wins in Nevada for the better part of nearly a decade. It could also signal that a political realignment is taking shape across the rest of the country, one that began with Trump’s massive gains from Hispanic voters in the 2020 election cycle in states like Texas and Florida.