Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November

Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November
© Greg Nash

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) launched a new online hub on Monday aimed at engaging with voters and candidates ahead of November's general elections. 

FlipTheSenate.com, which was first shared with The Hill, will help voters sign up for volunteer opportunities with campaigns, donate to races and learn about Democrats running in races, as well as their GOP opponents. 

“In the last week, we saw how Senate Republicans once again failed yet another basic test of leadership when they refused to hold the president accountable for using force against peaceful protesters for a photo op,"  Sen. Catherine Cortez MastoCatherine Marie Cortez MastoWestern US airports face jet fuel shortage Overnight Energy: Senate panel advances controversial public lands nominee | Nevada Democrat introduces bill requiring feds to develop fire management plan | NJ requiring public water systems to replace lead pipes in 10 years Nevada Democrat introduces bill requiring feds to develop fire management plan MORE (D-Nev.), chairwoman of the DSCC, said in a statement to The Hill.

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"And under Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHouse to resume mask mandate after new CDC guidance Five takeaways from a bracing day of Jan. 6 testimony McCarthy, McConnell say they didn't watch Jan. 6 hearing MORE’s leadership, Senate Republicans have voted to gut protections for pre-existing conditions, blocked prescription drug reform, and undermined desperately needed relief for hospitals, workers, and state and local governments on the front lines of this pandemic," she continued. "It’s not enough to win back the White House in November — we need to flip the Senate.”

The website is Democrats' latest effort to flip the upper chamber. The battle for the Senate, which was once seen as an uphill battle for Democrats, has tightened in recent weeks as the U.S. has been rocked by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Republicans currently hold 53 seats in the Senate, while Democrats control 47 seats.  

Democrats have their sights on a number of seats currently held by Republicans, including Sens. Cory GardnerCory GardnerEx-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Biden administration reverses Trump changes it says 'undermined' conservation program Gardner to lead new GOP super PAC ahead of midterms MORE (R-Colo.), Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallySchumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up GOP group launches million ad campaign pressing Kelly on filibuster Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (R-Ariz.), Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstGrassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa Republicans focus tax hike opposition on capital gains change Biden signs bill to bolster crime victims fund MORE (R-Iowa), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisEight Republicans join Democrats to confirm head of DOJ environmental division DACA court ruling puts weight of immigration reform on Democrats Senators hail 'historic changes' as competing proposals to tackle military sexual assault advance MORE (R-N.C.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Health Care: CDC advises vaccinated to wear masks in high-risk areas | Biden admin considering vaccine mandate for federal workers Eight Republicans join Democrats to confirm head of DOJ environmental division The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Crunch time for bipartisan plan; first Jan. 6 hearing today MORE (R-Maine). 

On the fundraising front, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) outraised the DSCC $11.5 million to $8.95 million in April. The DSCC outraised the NRSC in March, however, the Republican Senate arm was ahead of its Democratic counterpart in cash on hand going into the month of April.