(ALMOST) EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG. A few things that the conventional wisdom “knew” this election cycle:
With 25 days to go, don’t let the hot takes get the best of you.
WHAT THE MIDTERMS ARE ACTUALLY ABOUT (YES, STILL HEALTH CARE). Poll after poll has shown the same thing: the number one issue for voters is health care. Still don’t believe us? Look at the parade of Republican Senate candidates insisting they want to protect pre-existing conditions even though they have unanimously backed both lawsuits and legislation to undo this (and other) crucial protections, to say nothing of their support for an age tax or other dangerous plans.
From the Washington Post’s Health 202:
NO, IT’S NOT JUST BETO: SENATE DEMS SHOW STRONG QUARTERS. Senate Democrats are setting records, and no, it’s not just Beto (who, by the way, is raising the vast majority of his money from Texas). Sherrod Brown has raised $27.1 million cycle-to-date and has $8.2 million on hand. Jacky Rosen raised $7.1 million in Q3, and has $2.6 million on-hand. And there’s many more to come in the Senate’s first-ever electronic filing on 10/15.
ROSEN RUNNING HARD AGAINST SENATOR SPINELESS. The state of the race from the Associated Press:
MCSALLY GOES FOR THE GUTTER. Congresswoman Martha McSally did such a good job chasing down Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward’s voters in her primary that she and her allies are now left trying to appeal to moderate Republicans by telling them they’re kool-aid drinkers, mailing them postcards of Phoenix going up in a mushroom cloud, and releasing deceptively edited video, among other Hail Mary passes.
When she’s confronted with that record, however, watch McSally head for the hills in an interview with KTVK.
WHO LEAH VUKMIR WORKS FOR. Spoiler: it’s not the people of Wisconsin. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
DEA WHISTLEBLOWER SLAMS BLACKBURN. The Johnson City Press interviews former DEA investigator Jim Geldhof :
MUST READ FACT CHECK. From Politifact, a look at Mike Braun’s $10,000 deductible:
DEM AD WATCH.
WV – Joe Manchin talks about protecting health care and Social Security for West Virginians in “Oath.”
IN THE STATES.
FL-POLITICO Pro: Rubio, Nelson working on federal hurricane relief effort
IN-NWI: EDITORIAL: Donnelly knows our Region, is clear choice for U.S. Senate
IN-The Republic: First-day early voting off to heavy start: Volume fourfold from 4 years ago
MI-Crain’s Detroit Business: Stabenow pushes through bill to lift pharmacy gag restrictions
MO-KTTN: Claire McCaskill investigates Department of Agriculture staffing issues
MT-MTPR: Tester To Visit Locked-Out Union Workers In Three Forks
ND-Grand Forks Herald: Senate passes bill aimed at increasing jobs, border security in North Dakota
ND-AM100 The Flag: Heitkamp Announces USDA Rural Development Funding for North Dakota
OH-National Journal: Cleveland Plain Dealer Endorses Brown
TN-Tennessean: Why young people should get behind Phil Bredesen | Opinion
TX-National Journal: Progressive Turnout Project Backs O’Rourke With GOTV Mail Campaign
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