Others, like former MA governor Deval Patrick, California Senator Kamala Harris and former vice president Joe Biden, have been a little more active. Kirsten Gillibrand and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Republicans now dominate both the House of Representatives and Senate. Bill Nelson in his tough re-election race against outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
In August, the editorial board of one of the largest newspapers in Pelosi's home state of California, the Sacramento Bee, called on Pelosi to "put her party and her country ahead of her personal ambition and declare that she will not seek the speakership again" after the midterm elections.
"I can't stand the awful things he says and the bad things he's doing", said Bagin, who plans to vote Democratic Tuesday. Rasmussen notes, "Forty-three percent (43%) of voters say the country is headed in the right direction".
Outside Richmond, one-time tea party favorite Rep. Dave Brat faced an unusually strong challenge from Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative motivated to run for office after the GOP vote to gut the Affordable Care Act.
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But Democratic former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail in the election's final days to challenge Trump, questioning his policies and character.
"The president absolutely is the focal point".
Ohioans overwhelmingly supported Trump in 2016, so with Republicans facing a tough slate of gubernatorial, Senate, and House races this cycle, it's no surprise the president chose to be in Cleveland on his last day of campaigning.
Americans would elect 435 members of the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 Senate seats, 36 governors' posts and seats in state legislatures across the country in the mid-term polls. Among those expected: Vice President Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the president.
Trump, though, nearly assuredly will face an avalanche of investigations into his tax returns, his payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and his relationship with Russian Federation if Democrats win back the House - which comes with the much-coveted power to subpoena and launch congressional investigations.
The political and practical stakes were sky-high.
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In a study carried out by Dartmouth College and the Australian National University, their research found some people voted Republican over Democrat when it had rained.
"The reasonable range of outcomes in the Senate still seems fairly wide, with a bigger GOP gain possible, or no gain at all or even a Democratic gain", they explained.
In the evening, family and friends were joining Trump and first lady in the White House residence to watch the election returns.
New figures on the eve of the polls confirmed that job growth is soaring and Trump gives himself credit for the "hottest economy on Earth". Illinois, where more than $280 million has been raised, is Democrats' surest flip.
The demographic divides were coloring the political landscape in different ways.
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