Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November

Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November
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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 MastoSenators press IRS chief on stimulus check pitfalls Klobuchar withdraws from Biden VP contention OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior faces legal scrutiny for keeping controversial acting leaders in office | White House faces suit on order lifting endangered species protections | Lawmakers seek investigation of Park Police after clearing of protesters MORE (D-Nev.), chairwoman of the DSCC, said in a statement to The Hill.

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"And under Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellClash looms over next coronavirus relief bill McGrath campaign staffers to join union Romney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention 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 Scott GardnerOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court orders Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down | Energy companies cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline | House rejects Trump cuts, proposes boost for environmental agencies Senate outlook slides for GOP Trump nominee faces Senate hurdles to securing public lands post MORE (R-Colo.), Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyHealth care group launches M ad campaign hitting Trump in battleground states Senate outlook slides for GOP ACLU calls on Congress to approve COVID-19 testing for immigrants MORE (R-Ariz.), Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstTrump renews culture war, putting GOP on edge The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's job approval erodes among groups that powered his 2016 victory Senate outlook slides for GOP MORE (R-Iowa), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's job approval erodes among groups that powered his 2016 victory Cunningham sets Senate fundraising record in North Carolina in challenge to Tillis Senate outlook slides for GOP MORE (R-N.C.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsRomney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention Susan Collins signals she won't campaign against Biden Graham challenger Harrison raises record-shattering .9 million for SC Senate bid 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.