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Trump broke my Facebook.

his zealots did, anyway. I had to kick my own Godfather off of my feed for his own views on race, class and his own privilege. he’ in Purgatory with my cousins husband mow.

I helped a friend register to vote today. I have been trying for years. The Kavanaugh hearings did

it. I explained what is at stake. I explained how important this election is.

Heidi Heitkamp releases new ad as Trump comes to North Dakota

Source: CBS News

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota, is releasing her 10th television ad, titled "Truck Driver" Friday morning, on the same day President Trump will deliver remarks at a fundraiser for Heitkamp's Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer. In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Heitkamp discussed her new ad, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the president's trade policy and its effect on North Dakotans, and the New York Times anonymous op-ed penned by a senior administration official, which said that several insiders were working "to frustrate parts of [Mr. Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations."

Heitkamp is running for re-election in one of the most heavily Republican states in the country, North Dakota, which Donald Trump won by a 36-point margin over Hillary Clinton. Her race heavily depends on her ability to convince voters that she's a fierce advocate for their local and national concerns, an independent vote in the Senate who's ready to take a stand against the president or her own party if it's in the interest of her constituents.

Over the course of the last three days, Kavanaugh has undergone hours of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearings to be Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nominee. In addition to two Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Democrats have been pressuring their members to reject Kavanaugh and keep him off the high court. Heitkamp is one of three Senate Democrats who voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch, Mr. Trump's first nominee. Heitkamp told CBS News that she has not yet made a decision yet about her vote. She plans to use the next couple of days to digest all the material related to his confirmation.

"This weekend will be an opportunity to review the record and kind of re-evaluate where we are and what more information we would need to make a decision," she said.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/heidi-heitkamp-releases-new-ad-as-trump-comes-to-north-dakota/

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The Republicans' grim 2018 is obvious when compared with past cycles

By Philip Bump
September 6 at 4:44 PM

One of the tricky things about assessing midterm elections is that they are much more complicated than, say, a presidential race. In a presidential contest, there are two major-party candidates vying for victory in 50 states. Or, really, in about 10 states, depending on the year. In a midterm, each of the 435 seats in the House are contested, with up to 870 candidates from the two major parties. (That number is always lower, since some candidates run unopposed.)

As is the case with states in a presidential year, not all of those 435 seats are likely to switch hands. But scores will. What's more, while in a presidential year you can look at polling for the two candidates nationally and get a sense for how states might vote (though this is, uh, not a perfect system), guessing the winner of particular swing House races based solely on national House polling — the generic congressional ballot — is a whole different beast.

Happily there are sites which go through each race on a near-daily basis and assess how likely it is that each seat will end up being held by the same party after voting concludes. One such site is the Cook Political Report, which does regular ratings of House races on a number of different metrics, offering a sense of how the overall national picture might look after Election Day.

Cook's current ratings offer a very specific sense of how things might look in the 2018 election. In short: Bad for the Republican Party.

more (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/06/republicans-grim-is-obvious-when-compared-with-past-cycles/?utm_term=.a5119d3c373e)
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