the Republican camp handicapped by certain candidates?

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The campaign for the midterm elections continues in the United States. For months, observers have been expecting a Republican tidal wave. But it looks more complicated than expected to obtain the majority in the Senate.

With our correspondent in Washington, Guillaume Naudin

The majority is more likely to change in the House of Representatives than in the Senate. Passing through his state of Kentucky last week, Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell surprised everyone. The Republicans, however, have the figures with them. Joe Biden is so unpopular that few Democratic candidates want him to support them. And then the midterm elections are traditionally difficult for the party that holds the White House. In more than 70% of cases, it loses seats to the opposition. Under these favorable conditions, the Republicans have only one to win to postpone the majority of the upper house.

But for Mitch McConnell, there is a problem with the quality of candidates. He speaks silently of the often inexperienced and extremist candidates nominated with the support of Donald Trump in states likely to provide those seats. In Pennsylvania, Ohio and Arizona, Trump Republicans are lagging in the polls and struggling to win over moderate voters. Republican financial support groups must buy more advertising space, while some funds are already well spent for a race that promises to be tighter than expected.


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