Kavanaugh is Creating a Midterm Disaster for Republicans

Jeff Flake SCOTUS nominee

Maria Gallagher may be the symbol of this year’s midterm elections.

It was Gallagher who confronted Arizona Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator last week and said to him:

“Don’t look away from me. Look at me and tell me that it doesn’t matter what happened to me, that you will let people like that go into the highest court of the land and tell everyone what they can do to their bodies.” read more

Trump in Trouble As Polls Show Dems Ahead in Key Senate Races

President Donald Trump’s chances of avoiding impeachment in the U.S. Senate are taking a turn for the worse as more polls show Democrats leading in key Senate races.

With public opinion strongly against Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans are taking a great chance by forcing through a vote on his confirmation. Many voters — but especially women voters — are very unhappy at the way the GOP senators have discounted the claims of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. read more

Desperate GOP Is Abandoning Its Own Doomed Incumbents

This is something you rarely see in congressional elections: a national party abandoning its own incumbents with just weeks to go before the election takes place.

But that is exactly what the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) is doing to Republican candidates — including incumbents — right now. They are pulling the plug on spending for these candidates who are so far behind in the polls that they have decided they have no chance to win. read more

Nightmare for GOP: Many Trump Supporters Plan Not to Vote

This morning Bloomberg is reporting a nightmare scenario for the GOP’s prospects in the midterm elections. According to the business news service:

“A private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House. President Trump’s boasts that a “red wave” could increase Republican majorities appear to have lulled GOP voters into complacency, raising the question of whether they’ll turn up at the polls.” read more

With a Blue Tsunami, Democrats See a Chance For Senate Majority

With less than two months until the midterm elections Democrats find themselves in the surprising position of having a real chance of winning a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Because Senate Democrats have to defend so many seats this year in states won by Trump in 2016, Republicans have long thought they would increase their majority this year, but that doesn’t look likely now. read more

Nancy Pelosi Is Confident of Victory and Has Her Agenda Ready

Former Speaker of the House (and current Democratic House Leader) Nancy Pelosi of California is increasingly confident that there will be a Blue Wave election in November.

Pelosi made comments on Tuesday expressing her confidence after a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showed voters by a margin of 14 percentage points favor Democrats over Republicans in the generic congressional ballot. The poll also said that 60 percent of voters wanted Democrats to take over Congress and hold President Donald Trump accountable for his actions. This large majority said they were not in favor of Republicans staying in power where they would further the president’s agenda. read more