2 days until the midterm elections: Where things stand


(Countdown above in EDT)


Key races checkup:

A battle for the “soccer mom” vote in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District pits two moderate, college-educated, suburban women against one another. Democrat Haley Stevens and Republican Lena Epstein are vying for a House seat being vacated by Republican incumbent Dave Trott, and it’s one of the contests Democrats hope will herald a blue wave that gives them back control of the chamber. (Read more) 

Democrat Beto O’Rourke held his 70th campaign event in the past two weeks Saturday, in his bid to unseat incumbent GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas’ marquee Senate match-up. Despite taking in a record $47 million in campaign donations since July, O’Rourke lamented that he didn’t have more time to campaign. (Read more)


As he has stated repeatedly at rallies in Florida, Missouri, West Virginia and Indiana over the past few days, a big reason President Trump has made the Central American migrant caravan a central issue in the midterm campaign is that he believes it will motivate women to vote for Republicans. (Read more)

Months after the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., some of the students at the school have begun voting in their first election. (Read more)



Scorecard sources:

Generic ballot: FiveThirtyEight 

Right track/wrong track: Gallup

Trump approval: FiveThirtyEight

At-risk seats in the Senate: Cook Political Report

At-risk seats in the House: Cook Political Report

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