Has the Kavanaugh Controversy Swayed You to Vote in the Midterms?

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Tymkovich, the judge who is now in charge of investigating the complaints, was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush and was on President Donald Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominess, though Trump ultimately chose Kavanaugh.

"The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats".

The resolution, written by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, failed nearly completely along party lines on Wednesday.

The vote was only the latest time that Democrats attempted to turn the conversation toward health care.

Democrats have led in the poll by as many as 8 percentage points, and just last week they had held a five-point advantage (47-42 percent). In swing districts, that number was even more stark, with only three Republicans running ads.

Democrat incumbent John Tester is in the same situation as his Democratic colleague in IN - stay away from bashing the President as much as possible, embrace him tepidly on some issues, and try to navigate the moderate path in a deeply red Republican state. A CNN/SSRS survey released Tuesday showed similar results.

The Republican candidate 45 percent.

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Sens. Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell disagree on whether the GOP would try to confirm a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year, something they prevented Democrats from doing in 2016. This, their thinking goes, is what voters really care about.

"If I'm chairman next year, I'm going to remember this", Graham said, referring to Democrats' comments and actions during the hearings.

The GOP has never led and had tied just one week in August (44-44) and now this week at 45 percent, according to a survey of 2,500 likely voters September 30-Oct.

"I think that people understand that there's a difference between the people talking on national news and the people they know in their neighborhood", he said. "They understand that Democrats have been standing with them and demanding access to healthcare for everybody".

On a positive note for his party, he said he expects the Kavanaugh confirmation fight and approval to provide an "adrenaline shot" of GOP enthusiasm at the polls.

Pelosi said obtaining the tax returns would be "one of the first things we'd do" and the "easiest thing in the world" during an interview Wednesday with the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board.