After a grueling, expensive and oftentimes bitter contest the three top contenders for the chance to take on Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., will face each other and the questions from Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum here tonight.

With just one week until the vote we suspect that what has been a three-man race is about to take on a different construction.

The stakes
While House Republicans are fighting a desperate battle to preserve control of the lower chamber, a tremendously favorable Senate map has Republicans in the upper chamber playing offense this year.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his crew are hoping to actually expand their one-seat majority because there are so many Democrats up for re-election in red states like West Virginia.

As it stands, Republicans are facing serious potential for defeats in two states, Arizona and Nevada, but Democrats are in arrears in at least four states, West Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota and Indiana.

Even if the GOP doesn’t get a clean sweep, the odds are still substantially in the Red Team’s favor. 

Source : Fox News