US Candidates Making Final Appeals to Midterm Voters


But there's the basic prediction official Washington, betting on: Democrats pick up the House, Republicans keep the Senate. "But now, you have these events of last week, and they completely took the wind out of Republicans' sails".

Neither side wanted to leave anything on the field in the final weekend. "It's a sign of their ineffectiveness that they're afraid to do it", said Ed Mattos (70) of Rockville, Maryland, who attended the Sanders rally.

How it would happen: Speaking of small but substantial possibilities, that's what Republicans have when it comes to holding the House. They argue that the party needs to find its critical voice during what they see as a national crisis and that they risk not making a clear case to voters about the values for which the party stands.

"I think President Trump has something like that in his back pocket".

Mr Trump told the crowd in Georgia to turn out to vote, joking that he "wouldn't say" the election is "as important as '16, but it's right up there".

Campaigns pulled out the heavy hitters. "The money it takes to educate them is being taken away from our own students". Vice-President Mike Pence was also in the state to boost Kemp's candidacy. "Which is a big difference", she said. The group around Hodgson, who was sporting a star-spangled, down-filled jacket, nodded.

In Southern California, lifelong Democrat Theresa Hunter said she didn't take Trump seriously in 2016.

The party is also seeking redemption in the Midwest where Trump won over white, working-class voters who had backed Democrats for years. "You can't complain if you don't contribute". He's urging voters to support Democrats because of his concern about "the direction of our nation". "But 2016 must be the most important post-Cold War American election". "They'll be around a lot longer than I will". Claire McCaskill's race against challenger Josh Hawley is seen as a referendum on Trump, and Florida where vulnerable Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. He tweaked the words to some of his old favourites. "But it's far from a sure thing", has completely changed the outlook. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

"We have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric created to make us angry and make us fearful", he said in Miami, Florida. "Of course I can talk about the economy, we're doing great but the economy isn't such an interesting topic, is it", he said to wild cheers as he trained his guns, yet again, on the dangers of illegal immigration.

In Arizona, the Senate race has dominated the state.

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The effects could be especially severe for technology companies, which make many of their products in China, and for industrials. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 131 points early, but then closed down 166.51 points or more than one per cent to 14,721.75.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama made duelling election appearances on Sunday, offering sharply different views on the country's problems but agreeing on the high stakes for voters in the final 48 hours of a tight campaign.

In addition to his kind words for Republicans on Ohio's ballot, Trump nailed his well-worn stump speech, highlighting the booming economy, bemoaning the migrant caravan and boasting of his successes in confirming two Supreme Court nominees.

McConnell's concerns could be seen in separate comments Monday by the senator who could be chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Republican Lindsey Graham of SC.

"The character of our country is on the ballot", he said. A WSJ/NBC poll released yesterday indicated that almost 75% of likely voters said their vote was meant to send a signal about the President.

In Tempe, outside Sun Devil Stadium, where thousands gathered for the game Saturday wearing the team's bright yellow colours, Sinema was mobbed by well-wishers asking for hugs and selfies.

Even with his daily airing of grievances on Twitter and an approval rate below the average for his recent predecessors at this point, he has nearly single-handedly put Republicans in a stronger position.

One of the RNC report's authors, Ari Fleischer, acknowledged that Republican leaders never envisioned expanding their ranks with white, working-class men. "We've got to fight for this'". The crowd responded with the chant, "Lock her up!"

What are the midterm elections?

We're in "blue wave" territory here.