Trump rallies for 2018 Republicans

Geraldine Edwards
November 4, 2018

Now, after two years, Democrats are eager to get back in the ring and slug it out with the GOP. How could a president who has thrived politically on dividing the American people, who has been spewing hate, sowing resentment, and at times even encouraging violence at his rallies, suddenly be - or even pretend to be - a healer? All 435 House seats are up for grabs; each has a two-year term. The race as proven to be tight, with The Cook Political Report rating the race as a "toss up", and President Trump won IN by almost 20 points IN 2016.

"More Americans are working right now today than have ever worked in this country before", Trump said. First there was a string of mail bombs sent to Trump critics by a supporter of the President.

Big metropolitan areas typically are solidly Democratic, but some suburban seats are held by Republicans, like in Orange County, California, and the suburbs outside of New York City, Philadelphia, Denver and Minneapolis. Republican Danny Tarkanian and Democrat Susie Lee are vying for her seat.

Christopher Galdieri, an assistant professor at Saint Anselm College, said Democrats "have been fired up about 2018 since shortly after the 2016 election".

The White House pushed back against claims that Trump's recent steps to secure the US southern border were motivated by the upcoming election.

"Clearly there's an bad lot on the line in terms of the legislative agenda", said Republican consultant Josh Holmes.

McDaniel said voters should choose Republicans based on the strength of the economy. "Democrats let him stay". But this year Democrats look to be "at least as enthusiastic about voting as Republicans are, if not more so". The most likely scenario is a split Congress: Democrats take charge of the House and Republicans retain the Senate.

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The widows of the two police officers murdered by the Mexican migrant Bracamontes were invited to Mr Trump's 2017 address to Congress.

"At this point, it's going to be turnout", she said.

Control of both houses of the U.S. Congress, now dominated by Republicans, and 36 governors' offices will be at stake when Americans vote on Tuesday. In both cases, the gains weren't particularly large.

Many recalled the infamous "Willie Horton" campaign ad from the 1988 presidential election between George H.W. Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis.

Shuttles to an early voting site are made available to voters during a rally for Jacky Rosen, Democratic candidate for Nevada Senate, at the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

"This Tuesday I need the people of IN to send a message to Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and the radical Democrats by voting for Mike Braun", Trump said as the crowd erupted IN boos.

But if Democrats win, the consensus among pundits and politicians is that Democrats plan to launch some investigations against Trump. The share of Democrats saying immigration is a top issue has dropped from 23 percent to 11 percent.

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Indeed, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told the San Francisco Chronicle last week that investigating the president's tax records is one of the "first things we'd do".

"On a whole host of investigative threads, our work is fundamentally incomplete, some issues partially investigated, others, like that involving credible allegations of Russian money laundering, remain barely touched", Rep. Adam Schiff, the panel's ranking member, said after chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican, shut down the investigation earlier this year.

Recent polling points to 40 or more too-close-to-call House races across the country, tempering earlier expectations of a huge blue wave of Democratic wins.

Rivaling Trump on the campaign trail is former President Barack Obama, who will visit the Chicago suburbs of Gary, Indiana, to back Democratic Sen.

A military spokesman said that more than 7,000 U.S. soldiers will be positioned in states bordering Mexico by the end of the weekend.

"Trump is helping. He's becoming more and more radioactive", Manley said. "They'll get folks riled up just to protect their power and their privilege, even when it hurts the country, even when it puts people at risk".

Trump has traveled several times to Missouri to campaign for Hawley, repeatedly describing the state's 38-year-old attorney general as a "star".

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