Democrats of the Senate had the opportunity to recruit a number of popular and tested candidates who were able to raise funds in several key countries next year's elections, as they are looking for a path to the majority.
But almost all of these candidates came out of the run, either because they see a greater reward on the horizon, the White House, or because the charm of ministry in the world's largest advisory body is no longer what it used to be
Democrats are also optimistic about Georgia, where the podderkind Stacey Abrams (D) continues to ponder the long shot for the White House or run against Senator David Purdue (R). Abrams said he was considering both races.
"I think about it. I'm really, "Abrams said of the MSNBC Morning Joe presidential contest. "I think the time for me first makes a decision about the Senate, because I think that you can not run for office if you do not know what it is the job you want to do."
Some Democrats were disappointed that some of their best candidates would choose a long-term presidential proposal to help their team rewrite the Senate.
But most strategists insist that they are not worried about the number of high-level candidates who have passed.
"We did not have to find so many candidates from that time. It's still the first week of April," said J. Bours, who manages the Senior Electoral Commission's Senior Electoral Commission for Democrats who are campaigning in the Senate. "Democrats are going to have great candidates in the Senate in many states. "
Republicans say that Democrats who decide to hand over the Senate are well promising their narrow majority.
" I think this is evidence of the power of Republican senators who have re-elected each of these states, "said Jesse Hunt, a spokeswoman for Na ionional republican senatorial committee. "I think that they have done enormous work by addressing the needs of their voters and finding the right questions for the Senate, and these democrats acknowledge that they are in contact with these voters and are deadly afraid to challenge them. 2020. "
The vagrancy of participation in the Senate is a common theme among several failed Democrats.
Some who said" no "or relying on running do not see the Senate as an attractive place to serve ̵
"Currently, the Senate does not work. Unfortunately, there is not enough self-consciousness on the part of the senators to know that this is broken and there is no appetite to correct it, "said one of the Democrats adviser who said" no "to the senate's proposals. "Many of those who do not run in the Senate are people who love to do everything.
Former governors coming to Washington often experience decay in the slow pace of the Senate.
For others, such as Abrams and O'Rourke, who used the energy of the Democratic base to become stars, although they lost, becoming one in a hundred senators – and perhaps one service in the minority , – it's no longer intriguing.
Those who said "no" are not worried that they have raised money or raised the campaign.
And a small base of dollars proves that she is still active and interested in Senate competitions.
"Potential candidates react to where Twitter and cable are targeted, both in the presidential race and 24-hour Trump-a-palooza," said Ben Labolt, a democratic strategist and former spokeswoman for the Pre-election President Obama's 2012 campaign.
In a recent history, well-known candidates were not empty, especially at a time when Americans express deep distrust of political elites.
In recent years, former Senator Yvan Baih (D-Ind.) Lost an application for return; Former Governor Tennessee Phil Bredesen (D) and former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson (R) both failed to win Senate seats. Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Paulenti (R) and former Governor of Ohio Ted Strickland (D) each lost their bets to win their old jobs.
"Republicans have a terrible card, vulnerable officials and a toxic program, so even at this early stage we see a great interest in launching them and bringing them to justice," said Lauren Pasalacca, Secretary for the Democratic Committee of the Senatorial Campaign. "In the coming months, you will continue to see strong, convincing and competitive candidates in these states."
Although the cycle is still young, several new faces have revealed early promises. Kelly's fundraising shocked political observers in Arizona. In Colorado, former state senator Mike Johnston (D) delivered a surprisingly strong $ 1.8 million in its first quarter.
"It is a really critical time for Democrats to build a farm team by attracting new candidates and focus as much on gaining control over the Congress so that the president of the Democratic Republic can actually see their agenda"