Four members of the Senate Banking Committee are among the ten most “vulnerable” senators running for reelection this year, according to an analysis by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.
Roll Call keeps track of the most politically vulnerable House and Senate members each election cycle. Its latest list of ten most vulnerable senators include Banking Committee members:
- Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama, the only Democrat among the Banking Committee’s vulnerable members. Jones is running against Republican Tommy Tuberville, the former Auburn University football coach, who defeated former Sen. Jeff Sessions for the GOP bid. Roll Call reported that this seat “leans Republican.”
- Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.). McSally is being challenged by former astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat. Kelly developed a high political profile from gun control efforts with his wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head in 2011 during an assassination attempt. Roll Call said that this race “tilts Democratic.”
- Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), whose Democratic opponent is former state Sen. Cal Cunningham. Conservative groups and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have invested heavily on behalf of Tillis in recent weeks, according to Roll Call. Nonetheless, the election in the Tar Heel State is rated a tossup by the newspaper.
- Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), whose Democratic opponent is Jon Ossoff. Ossoff is a former congressional aide, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. He was defeated in 2017 in a special election for a U.S. House seat from the Peach State. Roll Call said that this race “tilts” in Perdue’s favor.