Barack Obama campaigns for Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan
With a week to go until the last day of voting in the midterm elections, control of the US Senate is still at stake as new polls show Democrats are narrowly ahead or tied in key states.
According to a new survey by The New York Times and Siena College, Arizona’s Mark Kelly, Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman and Georgia’s Raphael Warnock are all 3-6 points ahead of their rivals. If they won all three, that would mean a net takeover of one seat for the Democrats.
However, should Warnock finish with less than 50 percent of the vote after November 8 – as expected based on current polls – he and Walker will be forced to a runoff election in January.
Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama continues his late-in-the-game tour of crucial states as Democrats try to boost the enthusiasm and voter turnout among their grassroots. Many in the party worry that Joe Biden’s lackluster endorsement is a sign that voters who broadly agree with his administration’s agenda are not motivated to vote on Nov. 8, raising the prospect that the Republicans can win important races thanks to an “enthusiasm gap”.
‘We don’t need a Walker, we need a runner’
Pastor Jamal Bryant railed against Herschel Walker in a fiery speech at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest, Georgia, east of Atlanta.
Gustaf Kilander reports the preacher’s sermon.
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 21:30
Watch: Leslie Jones Teams Up With Lincoln Project Against Voter Harassment
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 21:00
Johnson: ‘Pretty rich’ for Obama to call him ‘out of touch’
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson responds to former President Barack Obama’s attacks on Johnson: “It’s pretty rich for a former president splitting his time between Martha’s Vineyard and Washington DC … to say I’m out of touch.”
Here’s what the former president said about Mr Johnson:
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 20:42
New Poll: Dems Thumbs Up in Nevada
Just days before the end of the early Nevada vote, top Democratic officials, including Senator Cortez Masto and Gov. Sisolak, slightly ahead of their Republican opponents, according to a new Nevada Independent/OH Predictive poll of likely voters.
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 20:27
Country shocked by Pelosi attack as a threat to democracy
An America that already feels like it is headed for political disintegration has been shaken again, this time by the violent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband less than two weeks before Election Day.
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 20:00
Lindsey Graham Defends Herschel Walker Against ‘Nasty’ Obama Criticism, He’s Unqualified
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 19:40
Pelosi assault suspect DePape faces federal charges
The charges of assaulting the immediate family member of a federal official and attempted kidnapping of a federal official were set forth in a criminal complaint filed by an FBI agent in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday afternoon, three days after 42 – year-old Mr. DePape was charged with breaking into the couple’s home in Pacific Heights and assaulting 82-year-old Mr. Pelosi.
That reports Johanna Chisholm.
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 19:20
Is Lauren Boebert in trouble in Colorado?
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is a MAGA favorite, but her Democratic challenger has gained support from unlikely sources as he climbs the polls and brings in donations.
He says her “angertainment” has turned voters off and many are telling… TBEN‘s Sheila Flynn they agree.
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 19:05
Kansas Secretary of State Warns of Misinformation About Election
Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab released a statement asking Kansans to beware of election misinformation, including text messages that lead voters to wrong polling stations.
Oliver O’ConnellOctober 31, 2022 6:35 PM
Could a Trump-Backed Republican Soon Be Heading New York State?
Dozens of Republican candidates who have embraced the former president and challenged the 2020 results are running for office in the US in midterm elections this fall. But New York gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin is likely the only major candidate to run in close elections in a state where voters have firmly rejected Trump’s agenda.
Mr Trump gave his “complete” [and] total support” for Mr Zeldin in his race to become New York’s first Republican governor in 20 years, marking a stark turn of the state’s Democratic leadership, turned upside down by a campaign targeting voter perception of out-of-control crime rates.
He faces Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul, who is expected to remain in office by relatively narrow margins as the state’s first female governor. And critics are already accusing the Democratic Party and Ms. Hochul’s campaign of taking the state’s largely Democratic voter base for granted.
Alex Woodward takes stock of Mr. Zeldin’s chances.
Andrew NaughtieOctober 31, 2022 18:05