“If you are out of power and an incumbent, you just rarely lose,” says a Republican strategist who surveyed midterm elections. It’s especially true in states where the president prevailed by single digits.
With president’s Republican foes retiring or ailing, Sen. Ben Sasse is the ideal candidate to assume the role of leading conservative on trade and national security — if he stays.
President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was the subject of one of the Senate’s most contentious confirmation battles a dozen years ago.
Jordan is the one under withering scrutiny as he faces multiple allegations that he knew about the alleged sexual misconduct of a doctor who worked with the Ohio State wresting team.
A couple of GOP senators and a handful of Democrats are the focus of persuasion campaigns.
Both hope that the Golden State will help their efforts to assume leadership of the House.
If the president picks a candidate confirmed by the Senate a decade ago, expect a fight over judicial opinions. If it’s someone from the recent battles, it will get personal.
Candidates for the high court have learned to avoid land mines when being questioned by senators.
The Senate Republican, heading for the exits, has taken one of the president’s unmitigated successes — getting the Senate to confirm judges — and balled it up into a tangled mess.
Communications aide Kelly Sadler had said at a closed-door staff meeting that McCain's opposition to Gina Haspel as CIA director did not matter because “he's dying anyway.”