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Barack Obama’s Risks Turn Into Losses for Democrats

Former President Barack Obama broke his brief post-presidency silence to campaign for Democrats in the midterms, but all of his risky campaign bets came up short. Obama held campaign rallies for losing candidates Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, Democrat candidate for Governor Richard Cordray in Ohio, Democrat candidate for governor in Florida Andrew Gillum, and Democrat candidate for governor in Georgia Stacey Abrams. The former president urged Democrats to oppose President Donald Trump, calling it the most important election in their lifetimes. Democrats successfully gained a majority in the House of…

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***Live Updates*** Trump Holds Indiana Rally with Mike Pence

President Donald Trump will hold a Friday evening rally in Indiana with Vice President Mike Pence for Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun. Braun has a slight lead in the polls as he seeks to unseat incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). Trump tweeted earlier in the day that former Indiana basketball coach Bobby “The General” Knight will also be at the rally. Trump, who held a rally in West Virginia hours before, will hold seven more rallies before election night. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.…

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Republicans Confidently Move Closer to Improving Senate Majority

A fresh set of polls out this week and last have Republicans more confident than ever that, while questions over which party will control the House majority after the midterms still loom, they will likely lock up not just control of the Senate majority but a strengthened majority to boot. The GOP currently has 51 seats in the Senate, while Democrats and independents who caucus with Democrats hold 49 seats–meaning Republicans, walking into Nov. 6, cling to the slimmest of majorities ahead of the midterms. But because of the map…

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Indiana Senate Poll: Republican Mike Braun Leads Democrat Joe Donnelly

Republican candidate Mike Braun leads incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly heading into the November midterm election for the Indiana U.S. Senate seat, according to the latest polling. Braun is ahead of Donnelly by three points, at 46 percent to 43 percent, according to the CBS News Battleground Tracker. The polling was conducted by YouGov from October 23-26. Eight percent are still not sure. President Trump looms large in the race: 42 percent said they were voting in the Senate race in support of Trump, while 33 percent said they were…

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Dem. Sen. Joe Donnelly Hides ‘Abolish ICE’ Record From Hoosiers

Indiana’s incumbent Democratic Senator tells Hoosiers that he supports immigration enforcement, but he voted in February to abolish ICE enforcement throughout the United States. The pro-ICE claim is central to one of Sen. Joe Donnelly’s campaign ads, whose announcer declares “The radical left wants to eliminate ICE,” as an image shows the “Abolish ICE” slogan. Donnelly then appears on the ad saying: “I support ICE [and] funding President Trump’s border wall.” But Donnelly voted in February 2018 to block ICE’s enforcement against millions of illegal migrants who hold jobs, and he is a co-sponsor…

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Exclusive–Indiana GOP Hits Donnelly with Ethics Complaint Over ‘Illegal’ Use of Official Gorsuch Photo in Campaign Ad

The Indiana Republican Party will, on Thursday, slam Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), a vulnerable Democrat up for re-election, for what it says–and Donnelly’s own campaign spokesman admitted–is an illegal use in a campaign ad of an official U.S. Senate photograph of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and Donnelly standing together before Gorsuch’s confirmation. Ahead of its public release, Breitbart News has obtained a statement from the Indiana GOP chairman and a letter the Indiana GOP sent to the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee alleging Donnelly’s campaign engaged in illegal activity that…

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Poll: McSally Takes Lead Over Sinema in Arizona as Republicans Solidify Senate Majority Prospects

Republicans are receiving more good news Wednesday morning, as Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ)–the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Arizona–has taken a solidified lead over Democrat nominee Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). McSally, in this latest poll released Wednesday, leads Sinema by six percent in their bid to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). At 47 percent, McSally has pulled far ahead of Sinema’s 41 percent. Green Party candidate Angela Green gets four percent of the vote, and eight percent are undecided. The survey was conducted from Oct. 1 to Oct.…

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Joe Donnelly Indiana Senate Debate: ‘My Hero in Politics’ Is John McCain

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) described the late John McCain as his “hero in politics” during Monday’s senatorial debate at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, IN. His Republican challenger is Rep. Mike Braun (R-IN) in a race described by C-SPAN as “widely considered one of the tightest contests of the 2018 midterm elections.” Responding to a question about personal heroes, Donnelly highlighted McCain. “My friend, my mentor, my hero in politics, John McCain,” said Donnelly. “John McCain, who spent over five years in a Hanoi prison cell. John McCain, who fought for his…

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