'I Don't Care' if House Democrats Release My Tax Returns

'I Don't Care' if House Democrats Release My Tax Returns

That's unlikely, by all accounts, because the map is so friendly for the GOP. "On the former, unified Republican control is likely more bullish, while on the latter, a divided government could de-escalate the current trade conflict".

Kondik notes that in the 29 congressional midterm elections held since 1900, the president's party has lost House seats in all but three - 1934, 1998 and 2002. If Democrats win the House, Trump will have a ready-made foil for his 2020 re-election campaign, even if his Democratic opponent is not such a lightning rod. If the map were anywhere close to neutral, and the environment were as it is, Democrats would be virtually guaranteed a House takeover right now. "There's a chance to try and win them back over".

Democratic pollster John Anzalone, a Hillary Clinton campaign alumnus who spent election night 2016 in Clinton's Manhattan war room, told Politico the shock of Trump's upset victory still hangs over many in the party. Emblematic of the thinly-disguised racist tropes he often resorts to, Trump told his supporters in Florida this week that the election is about "safety" that Democrats are aiming to destroy (in the state where he has property) and "when people are camping on your front lawn - remember (Andrew) Gillum", the Democrat in the running for the state's governorship.

Veteran Democratic strategist Paul Begala doesn't think it's hyperbolic to say that "everything" is at stake for Democrats heading into Tuesday's elections.

Democrats are drawing strength from women and college-educated voters in general, who swung decidedly against Trump since his election. The polarisation of the USA will continue unabated and Mr Trump will launch even more wrecking balls against the post-war global order. Democrats have a lengthy list of their own priorities they would like to vote on such as lowering prescription drug costs.

That environment still might not be good enough to deliver the Senate, though. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, in North Dakota.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington on May 24, 2018.

He has chosen to campaign in these elections on divisive issues on race, identity and immigration, not so much the economy which is prospering.

What it would mean: This would be a clear repudiation of Trump, and there would be no other way to spin it.

"They've had two years to find out what it's like to have an unhinged person in the White House", said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who leads the Democratic Governors Association.

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How it would happen: This would be the really big wave - and it's not inconceivable.

A second poll, by NBC and The Wall Street Journal, also showed Democrats holding the same seven-point advantage.

BUY CONSTRUCTION STOCKS Dryden Pence, chief investment officer of Pence Wealth Management in Newport Beach, California, is looking to buy construction-related stocks, as he anticipates that an infrastructure bill, one of Trump's agenda items, will come to pass regardless of which party controls Congress.

Trump is "deploying demagoguery to distract and divide us", and wielding "fear" to shift focus away from issues that Americans truly care about, warned Senate Democrat Patrick Leahy. And it wouldn't be wrong.

In the 69th Illinois House district, Rep. Joe Sosnowski, a Republican, will defeat Angie Bodine, 58 percent to 42 percent. FiveThirtyEight has them at a 1-in-8 shot. "If you look at his final travel schedule the two things that stick out on your map is Florida and OH, not just because of Senate races but because of gubernatorial races".

But it is also true that Trump's closing message is of much more questionable utility when it comes to saving the House, and he does not seem to care much about that, even though it would ostensibly be a major setback for his agenda.

Several Senate races are also extremely close.

All 435 seats in the House and 35 of the 100 Senate seats are up for grabs November 6, as the Republican Party aims to maintain its majority in both houses. Maybe Democrats pull a shocker in Tennessee and/or Texas but lose supposedly easier states. "He thinks he's amusing when he says some of these things, but the consequences falling on the wrong ears are not amusing, they're tragic". It's really hard to rule anything out, given we're in uncharted territory here, and that all of our previous assumptions about how these things work have been called into question.

"In view of analysts at ING, Tuesday's United States mid-term elections will have a major say over where the dollar trades for the rest of the year".

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