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The fight of their lives: GOP and Democrats wrestle for Congress

The fight of their lives: GOP and Democrats wrestle for Congress

Despite Pelosi's experience, many House Democrats and Democratic congressional candidates have said that they would vote against Pelosi for speaker if their party retakes the chamber.

A late CNN poll shows the Democrats leading a generic ballot 55-42 thanks to a surge in support from women, independents and minority voters. Republicans now hold 51 of the 100 Senate seats.

Democrats would need all five of those races to go their way presuming they hold the seats they're expected to, plus pick up a seat in a longshot like Texas or Tennessee or MS to claim a majority. For Gregoire and Kanter - and for voters across the country - the election represents something far greater than whatever Senate and House races appear on their ballots.

Little of that was on display Monday as Trump spent his final hours on the trail in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri, where his rhetoric on illegal immigration turned harsh and he lobbed attacks at Democrats.

Trump flew to Fort Wayne just days after stumping in Indianapolis, where he brought along native son Vice President Mike Pence and pugnacious basketball coach Bobby Knight in an effort to unseat Donnelly.

In the event the Democrats do win the House, Trump would be more vulnerable to impeachment - a process used by Congress members to remove a president. "No nation can allow its borders to be overrun".

Cantor says he thinks more Republicans will head for the exits if they lose. "That is an invasion of our country".

Likely House outcome: Democrats take control.

Almost as soon as the polls close on Tuesday night, Pelosi will face another campaign: One to keep her job as the Democratic leader in the House.

The mid-term elections come halfway through Mr Trump's four years in office and follow a divisive campaign. "They have to go out there to get a following". When you participate in the political process, you can be a check on bad behavior. Two women are competing for the spot, Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Democratic Senate incumbents are up for re-election, for example, in North Dakota, West Virginia, and Montana - states Trump carried by 30 percentage points on average two years ago.




The nationwide vote on Tuesday is being seen as a referendum on his presidency. If history is any guide, the party of a president with that level of support is in for a rough time in a mid-term election. But I think both sides will be ultimately disappointed by the results. A conspiracy theory has also been put out that Jewish billionaire George Soros, a philanthropist and Democrat supporter, has facilitated the caravan to arrive in the United States and this theory has not only Trump's stamp of approval, but also widespread acceptance.

Americans headed to polls in droves on Tuesday to vote for what kind of country and future and leadership they want, as much as casting their ballot on hot button issues such as health care, national debt, and immigration. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is".

With terms of six years, about a third of the Senate is up for election every two years.

"This is our source of strength", O'Rourke said as he voted in El Paso.

Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives have raised $649m (£500m) from individual donors, more than double the $312m tally for the Republicans.

Should they win back a majority in the House, Democrats are expected to launch a flurry of investigations into the president and his administration.

With a characteristic mix of folksiness, bombast and sometimes cruel humor, he says voters must choose between his stewardship of a booming economy and what he claims would be the Democrats' extreme-left policies. "Anything that gets done will have to be a bipartisan basis".

Scaramucci told CNBC on Tuesday a Democratic win would also mean Trump will be forced to reach across the aisle and "frame his narrative" for a possible 2020 presidential election run.

A Republican victory in both chambers of Congress would be a validation for Mr Trump's polarising style, a month after he solidified a conservative majority on the Supreme Court when the Senate confirmed his nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a fight over sexual misconduct accusations against him.


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