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Senate race updates 7/12

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — some pollsters believe Democrats’ dreams of flipping the U.S. Senate could be slipping away.

Poll: Braun has slight edge in Senate race

This week, one of the first independent polls for the 2018 general election predicted Democrats could lose four seats in November.

To put that into perspective, all 10 Democratic incumbents up for reelection need to successfully defend their seats and the party would have to pick up two more wins in order to take the Senate.

Axios, the organization behind the poll, predicts four key races are likely to go red in the 2018 midterms including Indiana’s U.S. Senate election.

After polling well over 12,000 registered voters across the country, pollsters believe Mike Braun could pull an upset over Joe Donnelly by 2 points.

Braun brings in more money

The good news continues for the Republican nominee as he reported a big fundraising haul this week.

Three months after the primary, Braun’s campaign announced it brought in $2.5 million.

According to the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) campaign finance portal, the candidate last reported back in April raising nearly $6 million for his war chest and having $1.3 million on hand.

The official FEC filing deadline for the quarter is July 15.

Candidates set to debate

Both parties have agreed to their first official showdown, although the details haven’t been worked out just yet.

Indiana’s Debate Commission announced Monday the candidates as well as Libertarian nominee Lucy Brenton agreed to two statewide debates.

The debate will also be broadcasted nationally through C-Span.

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