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CLASH OF GEORGIA: The Senate majority has already been decided, but whether Democrats will get any breathing room in their paper-thin control of the House is at stake in Tuesday’s latest poll showdown Midterm elections 2022. For a second consecutive cycle, the final showdown takes place in the crucial southeastern battleground state of Georgia, where Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock is facing Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Senate ballot. In the final hours before Election Day, both campaigns have sought to energize their grassroots voters in a race in which voter turnout will be the deciding factor in what public opinion polls indicate is a close contest. Read more from Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser: The stakes are high in the Senate battle between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock in Georgia runoff showdown
2024 ATTENTION: Democrats defied expectations in the midterm elections and successfully rejected a red wave, but a veteran Democratic pollster warns the party will need to confront and prioritize the economy and crime with “new leaders” at the helm to mount a successful challenge in 2024. Stan Greenberg, formerly a senior pollster for President Bill Clinton, Deputy President Al Gore and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, among others, say Democrats shouldn’t feel justified walking out on election night. Democrats owe their unexpected success to voters who put aside economic concerns and voted instead on abortion, social security and threats to democracy, according to Greenberg. Read more from Fox News’ Sophia Slacik: Former Bill Clinton pollster warns Democrats about 2024: Forget Biden, focus on the working class
POLITICAL PAWNS: The nation’s third-largest rail union and railroad workers look forward and vow never to forget who stood by them during their fight for paid sick leave, and some even warn That of President Biden pushing for Congress to take action will have negative consequences. The outrage follows a vote in Congress on three measures related to railroad demands, including one that the Senate approved in an 80-15 vote codifying a deal negotiated by the White House and 12 of the nation’s rail unions. Clark Ballew, director of communications for the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division (BMWED), the third-largest rail union in America, told Fox News Digital the union won’t forget who stood by them as they fought over paid sick leave. days off. Read more from Fox News’ Kyle Morris here: ‘Political pawns’: Livid railroad workers warn Biden union deal will have ‘definitive’ impact on upcoming election
DESANTIS TAKES STEAM: Most voters would rather see Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as a GOP nominee in 2024 than former President Donald Trump, according to a new poll that also found a majority of Democrats don’t think President Biden he should seek re-election in the next cycle. A survey by Marquette Law School revealed this in a hypothetical 2024 meeting between DeSantis and Biden, the two candidates were tied among registered voters, both receiving 42 percent approval ratings. About 11% said they would have chosen a different candidate. The results reflect a notable increase in support for DeSantis compared to a January Marquette poll in which she received just 34% support compared to Biden’s 43%. Read more from Fox News’ Aubrie Spady: POLL: DeSantis remains GOP’s top pick in 2024 over Trump, most dem voters don’t think Biden should run again
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY SHOCK: The Democratic National Committee took an important step to adopt President Biden’s reorganization Presidential nomination calendar 2024, potentially removing Iowa and New Hampshire from their top spots. The rules and regulation committee voted Friday to adopt Biden’s proposal to have South Carolina vote first on the Democratic nomination calendar in 2024, and have primaries held in New Hampshire and Nevada a few days later with a move aimed at making the opening round wider. representative of the whole party. Read more from Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser here: Democrats vote to adopt Biden’s reform to the 2024 presidential primary calendar
CHRISTMAS CONTEMPLATIONS: Nikki Haley, former ambassador to the United Nations and ex South Carolina the governor, said Tuesday he would consider a possible 2024 Republican presidential race during the holidays. “We’re taking the holidays to see what the situation is,” Haley told a crowd at Clemson University. “I said I’ve never lost a race, I won’t start now. If we decide to go in, we’ll put in 1,000% and finish it.” Read more from Fox News’ Sophia Slacik: Nikki Haley says she will decide on a 2024 presidential race over the holidays
RUBIO RE-RUN? Senator Marco Rubio reportedly plans to publish a book in June 2023, prompting rumors Florida Senator he will make a second bid for president in 2024. Rubio’s 272-page book, titled “Decades of Decadence,” according to a publisher’s announcement, is his third while he served as Florida Senator since 2011. He wrote “American Dreams” in 2015 shortly before running for president in 2016. Read more from Fox News’ Aubrie Spady: Senator Marco Rubio’s New Book Sparks 2024 Rumors After DeSantis Reveals Autobiography Details
LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN: Kemp is currently the star attraction in two commercials running on behalf of Republican nominee Herschel Walker, who is facing Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in Tuesday’s Senate ballot in the key Southeastern battlefield state. When asked about a potential Senate run in 2026, Kemp was quick to respond, “I’m concerned about helping Herschel Walker. I’m concerned about getting our state budget together, preparing for a legislative session.” But he added: “I didn’t rule out anything inside or out.” Read more from Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser: Georgia Governor Kemp has focused on the ballot and the state of government, but is not ruling out anything for the political future
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LIPS ARE SEALED: Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., still declines to say whether he would support any restrictions on abortion with just one day left before his Senate runoff against the Republican nominee Herschel Walker. Warnock was joined by fellow Democratic Senator from Georgia Jon Ossoff Sunday at a series of rallies in Athens, when Fox News Digital asked both if there were any instances where they would advocate limits while pregnant an abortion could be performed. Neither of them directly answered the question. Read more from Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie: Warnock still won’t say if he supports any restrictions on abortion just one day before the Georgia runoff
BIG EXPENDITURE: In the month electoral battle in GeorgiaWarnock and allied Democratic outside groups outspent Walker and GOP-aligned groups by a margin of about two to one. Read more from Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser: Democrats are outspending two to one compared to Republicans in the ad wars for the Georgia Senate ballot
BATTLE OF THE SENATE: Senator Mike Braun, R-Ind., has filed to run for governor of Indiana in 2024, which would open up his Senate seat in the next election cycle. Braun’s decision could open the door to a crowded GOP primary. The Senate race could affect the balance of power in the upper house during an election year in which Democrats face major obstacles to keep their slim majority. Indiana Representatives Victoria Spartz and Representative Jim Banks have both expressed interest in running for the Senate seat in the past. Read more from Fox News’ Sophia Slacik: Senator Mike Braun Announces Race for Governor of Indiana, Opening Senate Seat in 2024
CALL RACE HOME: The Associated Press predicts Republican John Duarte will win the House race in 13th place in California Congressional districtdefeating Democratic challenger Adam Gray. There were no incumbents in the race for the district after current Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., ran for re-election in California’s 12th congressional district. Read more from Fox News’ Aubrie Spady: Republican John Duarte wins the race for the House in California’s 13th congressional district
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