Outside groups poured millions into Georgia and Nevada’s tight U.S. Senate races after primaries • OpenSecrets

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Georgia Herschel Walker, a Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, spoke at a campaign event in Gwinnett, Ga. on Sept. 9, 2022 (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)

Control of the U.S. Senate could come down to toss-up races in Georgia and Nevada, a new analysis by the New York Times released Monday found. Incumbent Democratic Senators have outpaced their Republican challengers in fundraising and spending in both states, and outside groups supporting the Democratic candidates have outspent those supporting the Republicans after the primaries. 

Democrats are increasingly optimistic about maintaining the Senate majority they were widely expected to lose earlier in the year. The ABC-affiliated opinion polling website FiveThirtyEight forecasts Democrats have a 71-in-100 chance of maintaining control over the Senate during the 2022 midterms as of Sept. 14, and…

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