A stunning new poll released by ABC News this week sheds new light on the current state of the 2018 midterm elections; showing the GOP leading Democrats by one point in 66 pivotal “tossup” races and Democrats up 11 points on the generic ballot.
“Democrats have a 53-42 percent edge in the generic ballot for the House. But inside the 66 districts that are tossups, or only leaning toward one party or the other — the majority makers, or breakers — that lead evaporates into a 46-47 Democrats v. Republicans race,” writes the survey.
“It’s a similar dynamic — driven by Democratic strength in cities, and weaknesses in rural areas — that is driving House and Senate forecasts in opposite directions, amid a campaign close set to be dominated by the president,” adds the article.
The poll comes exactly three weeks before American voters head to the polls to decide the direction of the country.
Read the full survey here.
TIGHT IN TEXAS: Beto Smashes All Fundraising Records, Raises $38 Million
Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is riding high heading into the 2018 midterm elections; smashing all fundraising records and raking-in over $38 million in just three months in his efforts to replace Sen. Ted Cruz.
According to Dallas News, the progressive candidate “raised an astonishing $38.1 million in three months, as Democrats in Texas and nationwide showered him with donations for his bid to oust Sen. Ted Cruz.
The funds surpassed all previous records for fundraising donations in Senate history.
The whopping $38 million is more than triple the cash raised by Cruz in the same period; with the sitting Senator taking in $12 million.
“The people of Texas in all 254 counties are proving that when we reject PACs and come together not as Republicans or Democrats but as Texans and Americans, there’s no stopping us,” O’Rourke said.
Read the full story here.
ARMAGEDDON 2: House GOP Reveals 2018 Midterm TAX CUT PLAN
Congressional Republicans unveiled their 2018 midterm road map Wednesday, revealing their plans to push a second tax cut to motivate the party’s base and add further fuel to the economy heading into the high-stakes election.
“Days before lawmakers head home for five weeks of summer campaigning before the Nov. 6 congressional elections, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady rolled out a ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ proposal that would also expand savings opportunities for families and workers while expanding write-offs for start-up businesses,” writes Reuters.
“This is an excellent first step,” said Rep. Brady.
The new proposal could spell disaster for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who confirmed her party’s plan to repeal the GOP-sponsored tax cuts should they retake control of Congress this fall.
Read the full story here.