Top Counties to Watch on Election Night 2018 (Part 2)
Election night can be overwhelming. Polls close at different times across the country, and in some cases, different times across the same state. With Senate, gubernatorial, House, and state legislative race results coming in simultaneously, it can be difficult to know where to look for early indicators of how the night may go.
AR Intel went state by state and highlighted the most important counties to watch in each key Senate state. We’ve broken down the results into two posts – the first posted on Monday, and the second can be found below.
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Senate Poll Round-Up: Republicans Ahead in AZ, MO, Close in NJ, MN
Polls are rolling in at an incredibly rate this week. With officially less than two weeks to go until Election Day, pollsters are eager to get their final surveys in the field in time to report the results, and some of those are beginning to pop up in the press now.
Republicans are up in states like Arizona, Florida, Indiana, and Missouri, but some polls also show Democrats leading in a couple of those races, too. Essentially these polls show that voters can expect a late night and some close races comes November 6th.
In somewhat surprising news, Republicans trail Democrats by five- and six-point margins respectively in New Jersey and Minnesota. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) continues to be plagued by his 2017 federal corruption trial, while Democrat Tina Smith was a no-show at a Senate debate in Minnesota earlier this week.
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Senate Democrats’ Q3 Fundraising Totals & Cash on Hand
The Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) final deadline before Election Day has come and gone, meaning we now know exactly what Senate Democrats in battleground states raised and spent in the third quarter of the year. It also means we know how much they had in the bank at the start of the final month of the campaign.
Democrats in Ohio and Missouri took the top spots for each of the fundraising categories in AR Intel’s breakdown.
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AR Intel’s 2018 Midterm Debate Look Ahead
It’s officially debate season! House and Senate candidates across the country are taking the debate stage, looking into television camera lenses, and telling voters what exactly it is they will do in office.
Given the sheer number of closely-watched races, let alone the number of debates for each race, AR Intel compiled a list of debates in some of the most critical races this fall. Take a look below of October’s “Must See TV” debates, and let us know in the comments section if we missed one important to you!
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Senate Poll Round-Up: GOP Up Big in ND, Surprisingly Close in NJ, & More
With exactly five weeks until Election Day, AR Intel is taking now monitoring Senate polls more closely than ever. This week’s round-up is designed to get you up to speed on where the candidate’s stand in some of the tightest Senate races across the country this particular week.
While a poll should be viewed as a snapshot in time, trends in polls can often be more telling than the actual results themselves. AR Intel will work to not just report the latest numbers but report on what’s happening in the races that matter most.
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Two New Polls in West Virginia and Missouri Reflect Tight Senate Races
Incumbent Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are fighting for their political lives, according to polls release this week. Both Democrats are up for re-election in hard-fought contests in West Virginia and Missouri – both states won by President Donald Trump in 2016 by vast double-digit margins.
Each Democrat faces their state’s attorney general – for Manchin, he is running against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, and for McCaskill, she is facing Attorney General Josh Hawley.
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America First Gives Spending Boost to Key Races in Minnesota, Michigan & More
America First Action PAC, the super PAC closely associated with President Trump and his reelection campaign, announced its first wave of campaign spending for the 2018 midterms on Tuesday.
Key races in Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania are among those receiving added financial help from America First Action PAC.
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SBA List’s Mallory Quigley: Trump is the Most Pro-Life President We’ve Ever Seen
With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, and a Republican president in the White House, you might think the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, a pro-life non-profit based in Washington, D.C., is comfortable with the gains they’ve made in the past few elections. The truth is, with a pro-life president in office, they’re working to get as much done as they possibly can.
That’s according to Mallory Quigley, the group’s VP of Communications, who said SBA List is working tirelessly to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court and helping to elect more pro-life legislators both in D.C. and in the states.
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Senate Democrats’ Q2 Fundraising Numbers
Red state Democrats will need all the help they can get in the final months leading up to the midterm elections this November. AR Intel has been consistently tracking the fundraising totals of Senate Democrats running in states won by President Trump in the 2016 election.
Many of these incumbents are running for their third or fourth term, but few have faced an environment as challenging as this one. Trump won several of the states that these Democrats represent by larger than 20-point margins.
So, how well did Democrats do in the second quarter of 2018? To find out and get exclusive access to AR Intel’s Q2 fundraising infographic, sign up today!
VIDEO: West Virginia’s Patrick Morrisey Praises Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Blasts Manchin
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, held a press conference on the steps of the state capitol in Charleston Tuesday afternoon. The topic at hand: President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
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