Democrats hope to cut GOP majorities in Pa. races


RealClearPolitics co-founder Tom Bevan said Monday on Fox & Friends that while interest in the midterms doesn't necessarily translate to votes, the electorate is ready for November.

If Democrats take the House, Cummings would likely be the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which can examine any federal agency, person or company. That race could offer insight into how suburbs and college-educated women are voting.

Democrat Fred Yang, who conducted one opinion poll, said the widely predicted "blue wave" of Democratic gains in the House in 2018 now is running into a "riptide of uncertainty that has been created with a surge of Republican intensity".

Though Roosevelt went on to win a third term in 1940 and then a fourth in 1944 - when it was still possible for a president to run for more than two terms - in the 1938 midterms, the Republicans gained 72 seats in the House of Representatives. In October 2010, just before Republicans recaptured the House, and 2014, the electorate became more Republican as the universe of those registered was winnowed to likely voters.

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Democratic senators like Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Donnelly of IN - who are all running IN states Mr Trump won by double digits - have come under attack for their opposition to Justice Kavanaugh.

During Trump's first year, independents narrowly favored Democrats for Congress. In red state Tennessee, former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen has been competitive in his race against Trump ally Rep. Marsha Blackburn, but she's probably the favorite to win. Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of private email as secretary of state was an issue in the 2016 presidential election.

Only 35 out of a total 100 seats are up for election in November.

"That's partly the Trump effect", he said. If the majority is narrow enough, Rep. James Clyburn of SC or Rep. Hakeem Jeffries could emerge. The Homeland Security budget is appropriated through December 7.

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But congressional aides say Democrats would move quickly to obtain Trump's tax returns to look for business ties to Russian Federation and possible conflicts with the Republican president, his family businesses and USA government interests, along with a possible examination of his handling of security clearances.

Thomas said Trump has been "pretty omnipresent" in this campaign.

Leaders are clear about what's not on the agenda: impeachment of Trump - at least until the outcome of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA elections and possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow. As news networks despatch crews to the US Mexico border to report on an advancing Central American caravan of migrants, Trump has simply pounced on the wall to wall coverage as fresh evidence that his tough immigration prescriptions are needed. When the president speaks, it's news, but he tries to keep his coverage focused on how the president's actions are affecting people.

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