(CNN) – Analysts predict Republicans will pick up a lot of seats in the midterm election on Tuesday, but the looming question is how many.
Republicans are confident they’ll get the 39 seats needed to take control of the House. In the Senate, ithe GOP would need to win 10 of the 37 of seats up for grabs to get the majority.
Washington (CNN) – With the mid-term elections looming, the Supreme Court on Monday turned away from the opportunity to further loosen campaign finance restrictions, this time over disclosure of donors.
At issue was whether "political committees" - unincorporated groups that make only "independent expenditures" - can be required to disclose its donors.
(CNN) - In the process of trying to motivate her base and convince last minute undecided voters to cast a ballot in her favor, Republican Christine O'Donnell has entered a war of words with a local television executive – and may have lost his vote in the process.
O'Donnell purchased eight 30-minute blocks of air time in Delaware last week, four of them on a local cable network operated by Tim Qualls that broadcasts in northern Delaware. The Senate candidate's campaign planned to run an Obama-style closing argument in the form of a 24-minute commercial meant to highlight O'Donnell's ties to Delaware and build connections with local voters. The ads were scheduled to run at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Qualls' network, as well as a local FOX affiliate.
Come 10 a.m. however, channel 28 failed to broadcast O'Donnell's ad and the campaign blasted the station on their Twitter account.
(CNN) - Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has moved to within one point of his Republican challenger, John Kasich, according to a new poll released the day before polling stations open in the critical battleground state.
Kasich leads Strickland 47 to 46 percent, with six percent of likely voters still undecided, according to the Quinnipiac University survey [pdf]. Five percent of voters say they have already chosen one of the candidates but could change their mind.
In the same poll, Kasich led Strickland by six points just one week ago and 10 points two weeks ago.
Washington (CNN) - It wasn't a ghost and it wasn't someone dressed up as the President who popped into the press cabin on Air Force One Sunday. President Obama himself made a rare appearance during the flight from Cleveland, Ohio to Andrews Air Force Base.
"Happy Halloween" Mr. Obama said when he paid a surprise visit to the dozen members of the press pool who follow his every move.
(CNN) – John Boehner, the House Republican leader, will take sharp aim at President Obama in a speech Monday night a day before the Ohio Republican will find out if he is likely to be the next House Speaker.
During an election-eve rally in his hometown of Cincinnati, Boehner will hit the president for his recent comments during a Univision radio interview in which he appeared to characterize those who disagree with Democratic policies as "enemies."
Washington (CNN) - One day before the midterm elections, President Obama is staying mostly behind close doors to make calls and do radio interviews.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the president will tape "several syndicated radio programs" on Monday, to be aired on Tuesday.
Gibbs said that between 8 and 9 p.m. ET Monday, the President will make phone calls to Democratic volunteers in Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Hawaii.
(CNN) – With one day to go until the midterm elections, a new poll indicates that Richard Blumenthal has a nine point lead over Linda McMahon in the Senate battle in Connecticut.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Monday morning, 53 percent of likely voters in Connecticut say they back Blumenthal, the longtime state attorney general and Democratic nominee for Senate, with 44 percent supporting McMahon, the GOP nominee and former pro-wrestling executive who's spent tens of millions of dollars of her own money on her campaign. Three percent of voters are undecided.
Blumenthal's nine point lead is down 3 points from an 12-point advantage in a Quinnipiac poll conducted last week. A Suffolk University survey released two weeks ago indicated Blumenthal with an 18 point lead but other recent polls suggest he held only a single digit advantage over McMahon.
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.
Today's featured district is:
Maryland's 1st – Democrat Frank Kratovil is defending his seat.
Primary: September 14, 2010
Where: The 1st Congressional District is located in Northeastern Maryland.
Days Until Election Day: 1
(CNN) - Frank Kratovil rode to victory on the Democratic wave that swept the nation during the elections in 2008.
(CNN) – The race for Florida's open Senate seat may appear all but decided, however the Sunshine State's gubernatorial contest is anything but a runaway.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, Florida's chief financial officer, Democrat Alex Sink, holds a razor thin 1-point lead over former health care executive Rick Scott. Among likely voters, Sink has 44 percent of the vote to Scott's 43 percent, with a key 9 percent still undecided. Sink's lead is well within the poll's margin of error.
"In the governor's race, the victor will be whoever wins a majority of the 9 percent of likely voters who remain undecided at this late date," said assistant director of polling, Peter A. Brown.