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12 Ratings Changes for House, Senate and Gubernatorial Races: 4 Toward GOP, 8 Toward Democrats
Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales — an authoritative look at where things stand for 2018

With so many close races in the ever-changing 2018 landscape, Roll Call elections analyst Nathan Gonzales has one big question: how long after Election Day will the nation have to wait before knowing which party will control Congress? Watch the video for Gonzales’ analysis, plus a debrief on a handful of ratings changes less than three weeks out, which are listed in full below.

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Tennessee Senate Candidates' Debate Finale 
 

As Midterms Enter Final Stretch, Senators Ready Their Rallying Cries
 

Senate leaders from both sides of the aisle had their election 2018 messaging handy on Wednesday after the chamber's weekly caucus lunches. Senate Republicans — looking to ride the momentum of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation into the November midterm elections — criticized the “angry mobs and intimidation tactics” that protesters employed last week.

Meanwhile, Democrats focused on the issue of health care, accusing Republicans of putting the interest of insurance companies ahead of the American public.

Watch: Trump Announces Nikki Haley’s Departure as UN Ambassador — Successor to Come in 2-3 Weeks
 

President Donald Trump and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced from the Oval Office on Tuesday that Haley would be stepping down from her UN post at the end of the year.

“We’re all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose — hopefully you’ll be coming back at some point,” Trump said, praising the outgoing ambassador. 

High Tension on the Hill Leading Up to Kavanaugh Vote
 

Watch: Highlights of Susan Collins' Speech Confirming Vote for Kavanaugh
 

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine expressed frustration with the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees in recent decades in a lengthy floor speech on Friday, highlighting the drama surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh, including the allegations of sexual assault brought against the nominee. Collins said she cannot fairly vote against Kavanaugh because the claims against him do not meet a “more likely than not” standard.