Chuck Schumer got hit with a brutal surprise that will turn his life upside down

Chuck Schumer is facing the fight of his life.

Schumer’s career is on the line.

And Chuck Schumer got hit with a brutal surprise that will turn his life upside down.

Key Senate race shifts in GOP’s favor

The election forecasters at the non-partisan Cook Report sent shockwaves through Washington, D.C. by shifting the Senate race in Nevada, where first term Democrat incumbent Jacky Rosen is running for re-election against challenger Sam Brown from “lean Democrat” to “toss-up.”

Cook Report’s Senator and Governor Editor Jessica Taylor explained the rating shift being a result of the political environment on the ground in Nevada.

“Ultimately we are moving this race because of the unique forces at play in Nevada. A combination of a newer electorate that Rosen must win over, Biden’s lagging numbers and the unique post-COVID economic hangover in Nevada make this race a Toss Up,” Taylor wrote.

Republicans only need to flip two Democrat-held Senate seats to win the majority.

Party leaders already think they have strong chances to win races in Ohio, Montana, and West Virginia.

Nevada coming into play shows how the political environment continues to deteriorate for Democrats.

Republicans react

Brown wrote in response to the ranking shift that Rosen was a Biden flunky who rubber stamped opening the border and sending inflation skyrocketing through socialist spending sprees.

“Nevada is now a toss up because Jacky Rosen is a rubber stamp for Joe Biden and has made things worse for Nevadans, from high prices to the open border. We are going to win in November, secure the border and make Nevada more affordable for middle class families,” Brown posted on X.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee relished the thought of an expanded map forcing Democrats to play defense in more races than initially expected.

“Jacky Rosen is struggling to connect with Nevada voters because she can’t defend her record of rubber stamping Joe Biden’s policies that have caused higher prices, open borders, and out of control crime,” National Republican Senatorial Committee Maggie Abboud Press Secretary exclaimed.

Why expanding the map is important 

Republicans likely need to win more than a bare 51-seat majority in the Senate.

That’s because RINOs like Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, John Cornyn and other establishment figures are likely to try and sabotage Trump’s agenda if he wins.

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski even hinted she may leave the GOP and become an independent.

Should Republicans only hold 51 seats and Murkowski leaves the party it could create a scenario where Republicans have to engage in a power sharing agreement with Democrats since the GOP would only have 50 votes.

Republicans being able to put more races – like Nevada – in play not only gives the party a cushion in terms of winning the majority, but it also allows for a pro-Trump governing majority that isn’t held hostage by one or two RINOs.

*Renewed Right Official Polling*