Trump turns up pressure before midterms, focused on Senate

Virginia Carson
November 6, 2018

"The people we need to win in these swing districts that will determine the majority, it's not the Trump base; it's suburban women, or people who voted for [Hillary] Clinton or people who are not hard Trump voters".

Beyond the vegan meatballs and "Medicare For All" T-shirts, there was something else notable at a Democratic rally last week in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland: direct, no-holds-barred condemnation of the president.

The president is under fire for running an ad in the closing days of the election featuring an illegal immigrant who murdered two police officers and promised to kill more if he has the chance.

The wave of right-wing support that carried President Trump to power in 2016 also crashed into MA, reshaping the state's political map by exposing fresh sources of Republican support, especially in the western part of the state.

The crowd thundered in approval.

Days before the country is set to deliver what many are viewing as a referendum on President Donald Trump and his nationalist movement in Tuesday's midterm elections, Steve Bannon admits he is anxious. Still, his rhetoric on the stump made for a stark contrast with most Democratic candidates.

Trump will be holding rallies in Georgia and Tennessee on Sunday.

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Mr Obama accused Mr Trump of lying and "fear-mongering", warning Democrats not to get distracted.

Cory Booker, who has no rhetorical match among New Jersey Democrats, talked about how the opposition threatens democracy by trying to stop people from voting through ID laws. That was by design.

As of Sunday morning, nearly 34.4 million people had cast ballots early, according to the Election Project at the University of Florida, which tracks turnout.

While no demographic group expressed more than 70 percent faith in democracy, some demographics were substantially more likely to express it than others. "So whatever this Planned Parenthood thing that they're making up - and let me assure you, they make it up - they're not just blaming me for Planned Parenthood or breaking promises with healthcare, they're doing this with every Republican across the nation because it was poll-tested out of Washington, DC, whether it was true or not".

"It's a sign of their weakness". Not this time. Energized by the Senate judiciary committee hearings over the nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and by searing opposition to the President, the Democrats have raised about 50 per cent more money in 32 of the 45 closest House races.

"We have to have a very clear alternative", she said. "We are in a battle for America's soul", Biden said in Harrisburg. Those races have also drawn high-profile Democratic-side surrogates, including former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and Oprah Winfrey. To actually remove the President by impeachment, however, they would need a two-thirds majority in the Senate.

"I don't give a s**t", Bannon barks when asked about the persistent mocking he's received in recent weeks as news spread about his less than impressive event turnout. "Candidates have been remarkably disciplined about not being distracted by shiny objects".

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"He's fighting, he's great", Trump said of DeWine, before turning his attention toward Cordray, who he called a "bad guy".

Trump has repeatedly ratcheted up his warnings about Democrats wanting to encourage the immigration of violent criminals and rapists.

Obama over the weekend also campaigned in his hometown of Chicago for businessman J.B. Pritzker, the Democrats' nominee for IL governor in his race against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Nevertheless, electoral projections support the restrained approach.

Ultimately, Bannon concludes that "the best case for Republicans is a one- or two-seat hold in the House".

Trump's potential 2020 Democratic rivals were on the campaign trail Sunday as well.

Speaking at a rally in Macon, Georgia, the president ramped up his hard-line rhetoric on immigration as he issued warnings about the caravan of migrants heading to the USA border with Mexico.

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