U.S. midterms battleground states: These are the election races to watch


As President Donald Trump has traveled around the country rallying for candidates in the final days before the midterm elections, he's argued that congressional Republicans would be better for the country on issues such as the economy, immigration and crime. This in turn would have significant implications for President Trump, who would not be able to ignore the Democrats.

"All seats in the House of Representatives and 35 seats in the Senate are up for grab".

On the other hand, if Republicans maintain control of the House and Senate, they will have bucked history and delivered a major blow to the Democratic Party. Twenty-six of the 35 Senate seats at stake are held by Democrats and nine are held by Republicans.

In the battle for the Senate, Democrats are defending seats in 10 states that Trump won in the 2016 presidential election, including a handful that he won by double digits.

The US midterms will be a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

"Democrats want to invite caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country".

While the economy continues to thrive, Trump has spent much of the campaign's final days railing against a caravan of Latin American immigrants hoping to seek asylum at the US border. "No nation can allow its borders to be overrun".

"That's an invasion. I don't care what they say", Trump said to cheers.

"The level of fervor, the level of fever is very strong in the Republican side", said Trump, adding: "I have never seen such excitement".

As of Monday night, the elections prediction website FiveThirtyEight guessed that Democrats had a almost 80-percent chance of winning the House of Representatives.

Among white college-educated women, Democrats enjoy a 28-point advantage: 61% to 33%.

He says that if the Democrats win control of the House, it will mean a lot of partisan fighting when it comes to President Trump trying to advance his legislative agenda.

"But it's all fragile", President Trump warned supporters on the phone, "We have to get out, and we have to vote". When you participate in the political process, you can be a check on bad behavior.

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When Blackburn took the stage briefly, she told supporters, "If you want to vote no to Hillary Clinton and her cronies one more time, stand with me".

Early turnout has been huge in several states, especially for a midterm election when total voter turnout often struggles to reach 40 percent of eligible voters.

This will be one of the biggest turnouts we have ever seen in a midterm election and that's great news for democracy.

Donald Trump isn't on the ballot it today's election.

"The big picture is that midterm elections go against the president's party", noted John Fortier of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.

Well, I think it's a lot more complicated than that.

In Florida, Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is looking to become the Sunshine State's first black governor while current Gov. Rick Scott looks to beat Democratic Sen.

Recognizing that the concern about pre-existing conditions has galvanized voters regardless of party, Republicans have seized on it in the campaign's closing month, insisting that their plans would enshrine such protections.

He told Sinclair Broadcasting: "I would like to have a much softer tone". "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is". Aside from Congressional and Senate races, the outcome of a slew of state gubernatorial races will also signal the mood of the electorate two years into Mr Trump's presidency, and two years before he seeks re-election in 2020. Watch for real results Tuesday.

Gallup pollster Frank Newport said that puts pressure on Democrats to make sure their supporters get out and vote.

Ronna McDaniel, head of the Republican National Committee, said on ABC's "This Week" program that the media had chosen to focus on Trump's immigration rhetoric but the president was also emphasizing economic and job gains under his presidency.

Speaking to reporters as he left the White House en route to his rallies, Trump seemed to dampen expectations for his party in the House. "It will no longer be a rubber stamp", said Jim Kessler of the centrist Democratic group Third Way.