Key US midterm races to watch - and when to watch them

Nate Silver on Whether Dems Will Take the House

He said he won't be to blame if the GOP loses the House, but analysts say the election is indeed all about him. Democrats need him to win if they hope to have any chance at taking over the Senate, as much of a long shot as it is for them to do that this cycle.

Crist is pretty safe in his Congressional District 13 race, but Webb, Cross and Shaw are all running competitive races.

Waiting to vote at a polling station on Tuesday morning in Miami Dade county, video editor Daniel Z., 52, described himself as an independent voter, and said: "This is an accident in democracy - that a reality TV guy is our president". "Even though I'm not on the ballot, in a certain way I am on the ballot", Trump said at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday night.

The outcome has serious stakes for the president.

"I feel confident we will win", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday, decked out in a bright blue dress at her party's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

GOP Whip Steve Scalise said the president's rallies were building momentum and with the economy a selling point, he predicted his party would retain a slim majority.

Facebook's purge is part of countermeasures to prevent abuses like those used by Russian groups two years ago to sway public opinion ahead of the 2016 United States presidential election.

Millions of Americans are heading to the polls in the first major voter test of Trump's chaotic, often controversial presidency. It was a deliberate strategy to expand the playing field to about 80 districts, stretching beyond college-educated voters in the suburbs into regions where the party has seen its fortunes fade.


On the Senate side, Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly's fate will likely be critical to Senate control. Hundreds of millions were spent by the parties, supplemented by more money from outside groups, to frame the debate.

They need to pick up two dozen seats to claim the House majority. For Republicans they are less obvious.

Barack Obama was president in 2010, and Republican voters were frustrated by their party's inability to oppose his agenda effectively.

Keeping control of the House would validate President Trump's governing style and mean full speed ahead for Hill Republicans to move his agenda. It's the first time since Nov 8 2016 the entire nation will render judgement on you. Democrats could also make significant progress in the investigations of Trump's possible collusion with Russian Federation and of his tax returns. She was expected to lose to political newcomer Jennifer Wexton. This is to say nothing of all the things - violence, hatred, anxiety, long-term negative economic trends - for which politicians have some responsibility but about which no one much expected them to do anything. Very high. In several states, there have been more early votes this year than there were total votes last time, in 2014.

Many of the Democratic candidates have military backgrounds and emerged as formidable challengers, particularly in red-state districts where Republicans have dominated. Trump's closing argument has largely focused on fear - warning that a Democratic takeover would throw the country into chaos, spurring an influx of illegal immigration and a wave of crime. This, though, is Republicans' best chance to flip a gubernatorial seat with Mike Dunleavy.

By the time Britain wakes up tomorrow morning, we will know the result of the 2018 USA midterm elections. Other seats in the state were also considered in play. Short of a miracle gain of nine seats, Republicans won't have the 60 votes needed to overcome filibusters on legislation. Harris was facing a stiff challenge from Marine veteran and small-businessman Dan McCready. In governors' races, Democrats have surprising opportunities in open seat contests in Kansas and South Dakota.

About a half-hour later, he gave GOP Rep. Peter King a shout-out. A lot of them are in Southern California, around Orange County.

"We always knew these races are going to be close", said Rep. Katherine Clark of MA, co-chair of House Democrats' recruitment efforts. 'We'll just have to work a little bit differently, ' he said.

Related News:



Most liked

Injured US ace pulls out of WTA Elite Trophy semi
Muguruza said Wang's performance was "excellent", adding: "She was playing incredible shots and not missing anything". This year's total prize money is $2.35 million (Sh235 million) across the singles and doubles tournaments.

GBI launches investigation into allegation of attempted election hack
And as NPR's Scott Detrow reported last week, Democrats who are considering presidential runs in 2020 have also been visiting the state.

Jim Carrey and Ted Cruz feud over vampire painting
Before getting to the Cruz segment of the video, Triumph starts off gently poking fun at Beto O'Rourke and his supporters. Triumph gets some face-time with O'Rourke himself, saying "I love the way you are anybody but Ted Cruz ".

Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic
Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls, then airlifted to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare hospital in St. Prosecutors say first responders were called October 30 to a licensed home day care near Chippewa Falls.

Free Fries, Coffee & Beer: Election Day Deals In Minnesota
California Tortilla: New Jersey and CT voters who say "I voted" can enjoy free chips and queso with any in-store purchase. Lime: Enter the code LIME2VOTE18 and unlock the Lime fleet of e-scooters from a free ride to and from voting locations.

DUP: ‘Looks like we’re heading for no-deal Brexit’
Work is continuing on this, he said, adding: "Don't be under any illusions that there remains a significant amount of work to do". The backstop is an arrangement that applies if the Irish border can not be kept frictionless during a wider deal.

Some Google Pixel 3 Users Now Reporting Camera Crashes
In our camera comparison review , we tried it on the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL , and the results were quite impressive. An equally problematic issue, however, will be lingering around a bit longer until Google finally rolls out a patch.

Girl, 10, charged over baby death after 'stamping on head at daycare'
According to the district attorney, the girl was in foster care at a home which also serves as a daycare in Tilden. The incident happened in the same county where three Girl Scouts were killed by a truck driver over the weekend.

Russian fighter jet intercepts US Navy plane
Navy reported on Monday that a Russian SU-27 jet had intercepted one of its reconnaissance planes in global airspace. The Russian Ministry of Defense denied the Navy's claims that the Su-27 intercepted the EP-3 in an unsafe manner.

Elon Musk hints at 'partial investment plan' in India by 2019
Starman has probably put more miles on his cherry red Tesla Roadster in the last nine months than any other auto in history. The filing adds that Tesla is cooperating with a Justice Department request for information about Model 3 forecasts.

Supreme Court declines to extend halt to climate change lawsuit
The administration has said the question will allow the Justice Department to enforce the Voting Rights Act more effectively. The order didn't explicitly say how the other justices voted, including the newly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh .

Fuselage, engines from crashed Lion Air jet found: Search & Rescue Chief
The search operation resumed on Tuesday morning after it was suspended on Monday night due to bad weather and low visibility. The sea is only 30 m (98 ft) deep at the crash site but strong currents and nearby pipelines have hampered the search.

PTV has Imran Khan ‘Begging’ in spelling slip-up
Officials say the United Arab Emirates is also considering economic relief to Pakistan similar to what Saudi Arabia has pledged. The central State Bank of Pakistan has already declared Yuan as an approved foreign exchange for all purposes in the country.

Man killed in third shark attack in weeks on Great Barrier Reef
A 46-year-old tourist, Justine Barwick, was attacked on September 19 while swimming from a yacht in Cid Harbor and is recovering. He was pulled from the water with leg and arm injuries and later died in hospital, authorities said .

What are the USA midterm elections, and do they matter to us?
Control of the House comes with subpoena power and the ability to use it to get his returns and potentially make them public. Many pundits see more than President Trump on the ballot; numerous opeds have said the idea of America itself is at stake.