WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party’s 2018 midterm elections will be an epic battle over the future of government spending and spending cuts, as Republicans and Democrats will battle for control of the Senate and control of Congress.
The battle for the party’s 2020 Senate majority is also likely to center on whether it should try to pass a sweeping spending bill that will raise taxes on the wealthy and provide a lifeline to states struggling to pay for Medicaid and other government programs.
But the fight over government spending is likely to be a major battleground in the 2018 midterms, and there are several reasons why the party will likely face a tough fight.
There is little doubt that Democrats have a significant advantage over Republicans in the Senate.
The GOP is now the minority party in the upper chamber.
And the GOP is less likely to run ads in swing states like Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, as the GOP has done in the past, than Democrats.
The 2018 midterm elections also will be the first to be decided by the popular vote, which will determine control of both chambers of Congress in the midterm.
The most likely outcome of the midterm elections is a narrow victory for Democrats, who could hold onto the Senate majority and the House majority in the House.
But there are a lot of factors that could determine whether Republicans can gain a narrow advantage in the midterms.
In 2020, a number of factors could affect the party.
The 2020 census will likely take place soon, with a final count expected in late 2019.
If the Census Bureau does not release a final tally by December 2020, Democrats could still claim control of a large majority of the nation’s counties and state legislatures.
If they win at least 10 of the most competitive states, Democrats are likely to hold the Senate with a narrow margin of about 60 to 40.
Republicans will likely be in a stronger position in those states.
Republicans could also benefit from an increase in turnout from the 2016 election, which was driven by a surge of young voters, and the 2016 presidential election.
In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, Trump won about 60 percent of the white vote.
That’s a significant increase from his 2012 performance, when he won just 42 percent of whites.
If Republicans do not win a significant number of swing voters, they could suffer a huge electoral loss in the November elections.
Republicans need to win white voters by at least 60 percent to win control of either chamber of Congress, and that’s a tall order.
The Democrats’ advantage in turnout could also be the main driver of the party in 2020.
In a number to be released in the coming weeks, the Pew Research Center will release a national survey on voting patterns that will include questions on turnout, attitudes toward voting, the role of religion in politics and more.
While the Census figures are not yet available, it is likely that the most recent national poll shows Democrats winning the White House by a wide margin.
There are also plenty of other factors that can affect the midterm election.
The economy is likely a big factor, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down about 6.5 percent since the start of the year.
That will likely hurt Democrats.
If a downturn in the economy leads to an uptick in turnout, it could make the race competitive, but it is also possible that Trump will continue to do well among whites, which could help Republicans.
It could also help Democrats by providing a cushion if Republicans do lose more than 60 percent, which they will almost certainly do.
It’s not clear how many Americans have voted, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in the latest national survey, a record number of people voted in November, with more than 10 million people registering for the first time.
The Democratic advantage in registration will be particularly important in battleground states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Democrats will have a bigger advantage in these states if they are able to make up some of the losses they experienced in the 2016 midterm elections.
The party will also have to win at a higher rate than the Republicans.
In 2018, Democrats won only about 5 percent of voters in the most-competitive states, according to exit polls.
If Trump does well among white voters in these swing states, he could have an especially strong electoral edge in 2020, especially if they vote at a lower rate than their white counterparts.
That could help Democrats win control over the House and possibly even gain control of control of all three branches of government.
The biggest factor that could affect how much the Democrats can win is the strength of the Republican vote.
In recent elections, Republicans have been able to take back seats in states like Georgia and Florida that they lost in the last midterm elections, thanks to the support of Trump’s voters.
In other words, Republicans are more likely to show up to the polls in 2020 than Democrats, which can help them.
The next election cycle could also bring a different dynamic.
If Democrats are able, or even if Republicans are able for the last time, to capture the House, Democrats will be in