Even as Hillary Clinton and President Obama hit the stump this weekend for the November elections, the two of them were not only taking jabs at Donald Trump, but also focusing a lot of energy on Republicans in swing states who are running for the U.S. Senate, as Democrats try to do more than just win back the White House.
On Saturday, Clinton skewered Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) in an unusually pointed way during two stops in Pennsylvania, mocking Toomey for being “undecided” on Trump, as she tried to tie the two together, especially on Trump’s recent comments about accepting the results of the election.
On Sunday, Clinton followed that up with a broadside at Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), as she urged voters to back Democratic challenger Deborah Ross instead.
“Unlike her opponent, Deborah has never been afraid to stand up to Donald Trump,” said Clinton during a stop in Charlotte.
Meanwhile, out in Nevada, President Obama on Sunday lent his weight to the effort to keep the Senate seat of the retiring Sen. Harry Reid, by zeroing in on that race during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Obama devoted a big chunk of his speech to bolstering the candidacy of Catherine Cortez Masto – mainly by attacking her Republican opponent, Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), mocking Heck’s decision to back off his endorsement of Trump.
“Well, what took you so long?” Obama said. “What the heck? What took you so long?”
If Clinton wins the White House, Democrats would need a net gain of four seats to win control of the Senate – five seats if Donald Trump wins in November.