Trump distancing self from fate of GOP in House

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'We need somebody who can stand up to Trump, ' one candidate for local office told the crowd.

So history is against Donald Trump.

"It's all about turnout", Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen told Fox News Sunday.

The president is under fire for running an ad in the closing days of the election featuring an illegal immigrant who murdered two police officers and promised to kill more if he has the chance.

Elsewhere in Orange County, Kellie Hachten, a 53-year old director of hospitality, drove to a special mobile polling station so she could cast a ballot for her embattled congressman, Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, and other Republicans. And among white men without college degrees, Republicans led 65 percent to 30 percent. Members will be elected to both houses of Congress. They shrug off the denigration of liberals that they are poorly-educated and lack the goods to compete in an increasingly globalized world, captured in the term "deplorables" that was derisively applied to them. In Georgia, Democratic campaign volunteer Adrienne White said she struggled to recruit volunteers ahead of the 2016 presidential election but that it's been easy this year, especially among women.

"Politicians will always say that", Obama said.

How it would happen: This would be the really big wave - and it's not inconceivable. "But it'll be a start". But they also will be regarded as a verdict on the President's personal style, ranging from his language (welcome to some ears, intemperate to others), the symbolism he employs (refreshing to some eyes, racist to others), his bearing (bold to some minds, vulgar to others), his recasting of the country's political character (an overdue re-evaluation of US immigration policy to some, a rash of nativist fear to others), even his lifestyle (honest and unvarnished to some, tasteless and tawdry to others).

And so the message has been about border security, complete with the deployment of more than 5000 troops to the Mexican border in anticipation for a migrant caravan that is still weeks away.

American voters have watched the economy grow for two years under Trump, McDaniel said on ABC.

We looked at S&P 500 performance around the 2000 election, in the event that it is unclear who has control of the Senate and/or House after the midterm elections.

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Recent polls have suggested the GOP is likely to expand its presence in the Senate, while many House races are in dead heats.

Rosen and Heller both agree, however, the future of the president's agenda hinges on the Nevada race.

"In a sense, I am on the ticket", Trump said.

As a result, Bloomberg's team poured money into otherwise overlooked suburban districts in states like Georgia, Washington state and Oklahoma because data revealed voters there were better-educated.

The Republican Party now controls the chamber with a 43-seat majority, but it is widely expected that the Democrats will gain control in tomorrow's election. Democratic Senate incumbents are up for re-election, for example, in North Dakota, West Virginia, and Montana - states Trump carried by 30 percentage points on average two years ago. However, misgivings rose over the president's rhetoric after a Florida man and ardent Trump supporter was charged with sending homemade bombs to more than a dozen senior Democrats and other high profile opponents.

While Trump is prepared to claim victory if his party retains Senate control, at least one prominent ally fears that losing even one chamber of Congress could be disastrous. "But if he loses the House, it's going to have been a bad night for the president". There is a possibility that they may move for impeachment. 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.

So Democrats could win as few as 203 and as many as 262?

"We're not some fringe element of the Democratic Party".

"Trump is just so baked into the equation", said one Democratic strategist working on House of Representatives campaigns, who asked to remain anonymous so he could freely discuss the party's thinking.

It remains the most contentious point in an election that is highlighting and exacerbating the deeply divided nation.