Some Republicans have turned to rhetoric stoking cultural divisions and at times pushing racial discord in the final days of the campaign.
Ron Johnson has turned up the volume on the issue of race in his closing message to base voters, whose support will be crucial in his tight contest against Mandela Barnes, who would be the state’s first Black senator.
The most sought after surrogate on the campaign trail is Barack Obama, who is launching a series of rallies in the final days of the midterms.
Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, Democrats are trying to shore up the party’s candidates as Republicans charge deeper into their terrain.
Tim Ryan is holding his own in a tough Ohio Senate contest but is getting little help from national Democrats. He hopes that will change in the final weeks.
The account, echoed by a person she confided in at the time, adds to the swirl of controversy around the antiabortion Senate GOP candidate in Georgia.
A woman interviewed by the New York Times said the former football star ended their relationship after she refused his request.
Their efforts have collided with ramped-up Republican attempts to center the elections around crime and the economy.
The emerging dynamic five weeks before the election encapsulated a predicament Republicans are confronting in the midterms.
Walker’s denial came after the Daily Beast published a detailed account from an unnamed former girlfriend who said Walker encouraged her to have an abortion after she became pregnant while they were dating.