Why Senate Republicans are hopeful of taking out big-name Democrat in key battleground state

Senate Republicans are hopeful they can unseat Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) after two previous failed attempts.

Their confidence largely comes from their faith in businessman Eric Hovde, who is expected to enter the race next month. Sources familiar with the matter told the Hill that the belief in him largely comes from how much money he’d be willing to spend, with some saying that he could spend as much as $20 million.

“Wisconsin is going to be one of the top states. It’s a battleground for the presidential race. It’ll be a battleground state for the Senate. Eric Hovde … would be a great candidate,” Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told the outlet.

“He’s been involved in a big campaign before, and it looks like he’s doing a really good job of preparing for the
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