Trump not expected to come to MI before November 6 election


Only a week is left for the November 6 mid-term elections, in which Americans would elect 435 members of the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 Senate seats in Congress.

A Reuters analysis of a trio of political forecasting groups showed the picture in the House brightening for Democrats.

But according to the Cook Report, which analyzes individual House races, the Democrats only have a net 16-seat polling advantage. She won her party's nomination and will vie for the state's 1st District seat. After two years of unified Republican rule, the Democratic Party's base is rallying around a crop of first time candidates and now has a variety of potential paths to winning the 23 seats they need to regain a measure of control on Capitol Hill.

Operatives in both parties and nonpartisan analysts have coalesced around a view that Republicans appear likely to benefit from a favorable map and keep control of the Senate, perhaps even padding their majority.

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Over 3 million people have already voted by mail and returned their ballots, or voted early.

Republican Darrell Issa now represents the district but is not seeking re-election.

Trump won Missouri by almost 19 percentage points in 2016.

Democrats have far out-raised Republicans. This year, opinion polls give Levin an edge over his Republican rival, Diane Harkey. Democrats must win at least 7 of the 28 US House seats in the "Toss-Up" category, with the largest concentrated bloc of four in Southern California.

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"It's a tough environment" for Republicans, said incoming House Speaker Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, who suggested voters in suburban St. Louis and Kansas City - and perhaps around Columbia and Springfield - might want to punish Trump's party.

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They said their chances have been boosted by the bruising debate around Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was narrowly confirmed by the Senate after denying a sexual assault allegation.

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