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Political big guns out for final midterm push

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/02/18, 01:01 pm

President Donald Trump is on the campaign trail again Friday, making a final push for Republican candidates ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. The president campaigned earlier this week in Florida, where polls show Democrats maintaining a small but steady lead in the races for governor and a key U.S. Senate seat. Trump will rally Republicans in Indiana Friday, where GOP challenger Mike Braun hopes to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in a tight race. Vice President Mike Pence, a former governor and congressman from Indiana, will join the president in Indianapolis before heading to Georgia, where Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp is clinging to a slight edge in the polls over Democrat Stacey Abrams. Trump will visit Georgia on Sunday.

Democrats are bringing out their superstars, too. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey campaigned for Abrams on Thursday, and former President Barack Obama is in Georgia Friday. He’ll also campaign for Democrats in Illinois and Indiana over the weekend. Overall, odds appear to favor Republicans maintaining a slight edge in the Senate, while Democrats are in a strong position to reclaim control of the House and make significant gains at the state level.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 11/02/2018 11:55 pm

    I think I’ve picked up something that may be throwing political polls off, possibly by large amounts. If I’m right, a lot more people are going to vote conservative/Republican than the pundits are predicting. 

    I read somewhere, maybe the World weekend report, that some Republican supporters are declining yard signs, bumper stickers, etc. because they don’t want their house or vehicle to be vandalized, or to be accosted in a public place like a restaurant. 

    So maybe the crazies on the left are having the effect of making conservatives a little more stealthy?  And just maybe, when a pollster calls on the phone, a conservative might be inclined to play their cards a bit closer to the vest, because who can say if expressing conservative sentiments might bring harassment.

    Dunno. Guess we’ll see soon enough. 

    Regardless of my (or anyone else’s) half-baked theories, GET OUT AND VOTE!