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Democrats' hopes of Senate takeover damaged by recruiting whiffs

Apr 30, 2019 - Politico

Senate Democrats' bid to take back the majority is running into a big roadblock: Some of their most coveted recruiting targets are refusing to run.

After straining to defend seats in bright-red states in 2018, Democrats are focused on picking off Republicans to claim the Senate majority in 2020. But, so far, a number of the party's high-profile recruits have said no to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the party's campaign arm.

Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the party after nearly w...