There are just under four weeks until the US elections that will help define the rest of Donald Trump’s presidency.The mid-term elections will see people vote for members of both houses of Congress, as well as for governors in 36 out of 50 states. Between now and then, we’ll bring you updates and all the…
There are just under four weeks until the US elections that will help define the rest of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The mid-term elections will see people vote for members of both houses of Congress, as well as for governors in 36 out of 50 states.
Between now and then, we’ll bring you updates and all the best analysis every weekday in this round-up.
One race to watch
One Senate seat Republicans hope to flip is in North Dakota, where the Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp won by just under 3,000 votes in 2012.
Flipping North Dakota would give Republicans a huge advantage in keeping control of the Senate (given that there are only nine Republican seats in contention this year, Democrats have no margin for error if they want to claim the Senate).
Right now, she needs all the support she can get – two weeks ago, she changed her mind on approving Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and voted No, provoking a backlash from Republicans. And polls suggest she is slipping further and further behind Republican Senate contender Kevin Cramer.
(By the way, Justice Kavanaugh did not take part in the Supreme Court decision on Tuesday).
On the subject of Justice Kavanaugh, it’s pretty clear by now that his name is being used as a rallying cry by Republicans ahead of the mid-terms.
His confirmation process, in which he denied sexual assault in the face of testimony by accuser Christine Blasey Ford, saw Democrats voice support for her and demand a more detailed investigation.
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