Democrats’ chances of seizing Senate rest on two centrist older white men

For now, in a Senate map that is tilted towards red states, Democrats have no other options but to embrace throwbacks to a moderate past if they have any hopes of regaining the majority.

West Virginia is one of two races – alongside one in Tennessee – that are crucial to the Democrats’ chances of winning back the Senate in next month’s midterm elections. Democrats probably need to win in both West Virginia and Tennessee to have a chance of flipping the slim 51-49 Republican majority in the Senate.

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Meet the Democrat challenging Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland’s only Republican in Congress

Jesse Colvin is approaching his quest to unseat Rep. Andy Harris (R) in Maryland’s solidly red 1st Congressional District the way one might expect a former military intelligence officer to chase an elusive target.

The heavily gerrymandered district — which includes pieces of Baltimore, Harford and Carroll counties and the Eastern Shore — leans strongly Republican, with 64 percent voting for President Trump in 2016 and 67 percent voting for Harris.

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Fox News Power Rankings: Beating the odds

FOX NEWS POWER RANKINGS: BEATING THE ODDS There are 1,696 players in the NFL, but just 10 of them come from Division III colleges – those 442 small schools across the country, many of which are liberal arts institutions and small regional campuses for bigger state schools.

SCOREBOARD Trump job performance  Average approval: 42.4 percent Average disapproval: 53 percent Net Score: -10.6 points Change fro

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Democrats poised to make historic impeachment push, after dust from midterms settles

“And when they say that, I say ‘impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment,'" Waters said in the video. She previously has advocated for her supporters to confront Trump's Cabinet members in public and "push back" on them.

The wait-and-see approach to drafting articles of impeachment would seem at odds with voter surveys, including a late-August Washington Post-ABC poll that found nearly 50 percent of Americans support immediate impeachment proceedings against the president.

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An Election Likely to Extend, Not Close, Political Divides

With three weeks to go before a crucial midterm election, the country seems headed toward a vote that will both confirm and extend its current political divides.

In upcoming midterms, stark contrast between national and state-by-state picture is similar to 2016—and could be equally polarizing

The Guardian -
Riding high on optimism - but can Democrats really deliver at the midterms?

One for House, governor, state legislature where there is a very clear blue wave out there for Democrats and I think Dems are gonna have a really, really good year.

In the booths by the window, Democrats have come to meet the candidate they hope is part of a rising wave set to overwhelm Donald Trump and the Republicans in the midterm elections in November. “I’m still traumatised by 2016; we all are,” said social worker Christine Ribaudo, one of the first to arrive at the event to meet Tom Malinowski, the Democratic candidate trying to unseat Republican Leonard Lance, who has represented New Jersey’s seventh congressional district for 10 years.

Washington Post -
Voters say they are more likely to cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections

Three weeks before critical midterm elections, voters are expressing significantly more interest in turning out than they were four years ago, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The margin of sampling error is 3.5 points for overall results as well as for results among 991 registered voters; the error margin is four points among for the sample of 752 likely voters.

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Is Scott Walker's winning streak nearing an end Wisconsin race poses challenge

On paper, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would seem a safe bet to cruise to a third term, with a strong state economy, national profile and streak of three consecutive electoral victories under his belt.

Though Republican Thompson lost the race, he still ran ahead of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the state.

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Trump ramps up campaign presence in final weeks before midterm elections

President Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity in July that he would be campaigning "six or seven days a week" in the months before the midterm elections on behalf of "all of these great people that do have a difficult race." Between last Saturday and this past Friday, Mr. Trump did not quite make it to six days a week, but he did appear at four campaign rallies in four states.

At the rally in Pennsylvania Thursday, Republican Rep. Mike Kelly said that Mr. Trump was "the strongest president we have seen in our lifetime," and praised the president for presiding over the "resurrection" of the country, to wild cheers.

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