The prevailing assumption is that Republicans will take the Senate in the midterm elections on Nov. 4. It would be a surprise if they didn’t. But not a huge surprise.
The midterm race and generic ballot may be tightening. The general public is disappointed in both parties, and is looking for change. The majority of Americans are dissatisfied or angry about the way that the federal government is working.
Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, says that he wants to pass a budget for next year soon after the midterm elections.
Republicans will most likely maintain control of the House, and although many Senate races are extremely close, many polls place Republicans in the lead.
With the 2014 midterm elections just a few days away, Republican candidates seem more interested in boosting education spending than talking about school reform.
Polls show that the economy is still the most important issue for voters this election. Karlyn explains that many Americans still think we’re in a recession.
Imagine if they aligned to form a Centrist Caucus, providing the votes needed to top 50 percent in return for commitments on a list of priorities.
The majority in the Senate is up for grabs, but it’s clear to everyone who follows these things that Republicans will continue to control the House.
The public cares deeply about education. Too bad no governor or U.S. Senate candidates are talking about it on the 2014 campaign trail.
Teachers unions have generally favored Democrats. Usually, over 90% of their money goes toward Democratic candidates or against Republican candidates.