The nonpartisan Cook Political Report shifted predictions on three Senate races towards Democrats Tuesday with just three weeks remaining until Election Day.
The shifts in predictions for Alaska, Texas and Georgia Senate races reflect Democrats’ increasing momentum going into Election Day, raising concerns from Republicans about the increasing chance of electoral defeats up and down the ballot, according to Cook.
In Alaska, Cook moved the race between GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan and Independent challenger Al Gross from “likely Republican” to “lean Republican,” citing both Sullivan and President Donald Trump’s narrowing lead across the state. Gross, whose ads have focused on his own Alaskan upbringing in and protecting Alaskans’ health care, has raised $9 million, Cook reported, prompting Republicans to invest in the state as well. (RELATED: ‘A Blue Tsunami’: Cook Political Report Updates Its 2020 Map)
Cook moved Texas’s race between GOP Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar from “likely Republican” to “lean Republican” as well, citing Hegar’s strong fundraising and rise in statewide polls.
Hegar, a former Air Force pilot, raised $13.5 million in the