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Some Republicans focus on ‘parental rights’ to close campaign; Biden adds events

President Biden speaks about manufacturing in California on Friday. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
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Heading into the final weekend before Election Day, some Republicans are centering their message on something that lifted Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) to victory last year: alarmist claims about what children are learning. Meanwhile, President Biden is planning additional campaign stops in New York and Illinois as he tries to shore up support for Democrats in a challenging midterm environment. The White House said Biden on Sunday would visit Westchester County, N.Y., which is in the district of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), a prominent House member in a competitive race, and is key to the fortunes of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D). Biden also will appear on Saturday in Joliet, Ill., and also a Pennsylvania event with John Fetterman, the Democratic Senate nominee.

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The 2022 Midterm Elections

Georgia runoff election: Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) won re-election in the Georgia Senate runoff, defeating Republican challenger Herschel Walker and giving Democrats a 51st seat in the Senate for the 118th Congress. Get live updates here and runoff results by county.

Divided government: Republicans narrowly won back control of the House, while Democrats will keep control of the Senate, creating a split Congress.

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