“Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer is projected to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp,” writes Fox Election HQ. “Heitkamp, a one-term senator who had long struggled against Cramer in the reliably red state, sealed her political fate last month when she voted against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.”
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ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff Says ‘Renewing’ Russia Probe ‘TOP PRIORITY’ if Dems Win Midterms
Rep. Adam Schiff doubled-down on his party’s non-stop Russian obsession this week; confirming an expanded collusion investigation will be the Democrats’ “top priority” should they retake control of Congress on Election Day.
Schiff -the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee- confirmed his plans to renew the Russia probe while speaking with supporters Monday night; saying “We’re not taking anything for granted.”
Schiff “laid out his priorities as the committee’s chair if control of the House flips. Reviving the investigation into Russia’s election meddling is at the top of the list, Schiff said, and also probing whether Russia has financial leverage over President Trump through his business interests,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
“The president has sought to keep that off limits, but if that’s the leverage Russians pose that’s a real threat to our country,” Schiff added.
Read the full story at the LA Times.
ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Pelosi Says ‘CIVILIZATION AT RISK’ in 2018 Midterms
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled-down on her anti-Trump rhetoric this week, saying “civilization as we know it as at risk” should the Republicans continue to lead Congress following the 2018 midterm elections.
Pelosi was speaking with Rolling Stone magazine when she was asked to comment on how the Democrats were prepared to flip districts won by President Trump in 2016; saying “How do you narrow it down?”
“Civilization as we know it today is at risk in this election. We have to win. We have to win. So you can’t spread your money too thinly, because you can run the risk,” said the leading Democrat.
“If the election were today – no question we would win. But you have to be aware of the undercurrents. Because you don’t know what can come along – and what comes along eclipses what you’re doing,” she added.
Pelosi’s comments come as the over-hyped “blue wave” predicted for this November continues to crash and burn, with some polls showing the once double-digit Democrat advantage reduced to just a few points.
Read the full interview at Rolling Stone.