Red-Wave Momentum Buoys GOP Hopes For Congressional Control As Voters Head To Polls

GOP voters

At a glance

  • With midterms historically going against the party in the White House, and President Joe Biden mired in dismal approval numbers, a takeover of the House of Representatives has long been seen as a given.
  • But Republican candidates have surged in key U.S. Senate races in recent weeks, giving the GOP confidence it can end the 50-50 deadlock that Vice President Kamala Harris can break.
  • “It’s pretty clear that Republicans have the wind at their back,” Jim Manley, a former aide to the late Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, told The Hill.

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