The midterms are getting a lot of hype this year. People on both sides of the aisle are billing it as the most important midterm ever. There are abundant reasons for the sentiment.
To make a long story short, Never Trumpers in Congress have finally fallen in step with Trump, and the results have been the fastest economic improvement and most stable international position we’ve seen in decades. We can either vote to continue down that course, or we can embrace the new-wave socialism that is now the main platform of the Democratic Party.
It seems like a no-brainer, but the Constitution protects the rights of idiots too. So, if you find yourself concerned with the future of this country and the impending elections, there are five important races to watch on Election Night that will tell us if we still have a country come this Wednesday.
McCaskill vs Hawley in Missouri
Claire McCaskill was an early target of the Republicans. The House is anything but a sure thing, so many strategic thinkers wanted to focus on the Senate instead. With 10 tight races, the Democrats have to flip two more seats than the Republicans to take a majority. Missouri is where the Republicans want to flip a seat red and gain some breathing room.
Things have been tight from the start, but McCaskill was leading until this two weeks ago. A sting video produced by Project Veritas has exposed her extremely liberal side, and since, her Republican opponent, Josh Hawley, has taken a half point lead. Obviously, this is as tight as races get.
Levin vs Harkey in California
While some strategists on the right want to focus on the Senate, everyone understands the importance of the House. Overall, the Democrats are leading the polls and have a chance to take the majority, but we saw similar polls prove wrong in 2016. Majority control will boil down to a few key races, and none are closer or more important than Mike Levin (D) vs Diane Harkey (R). Both are fighting for a vacated seat that has been red for a long time. Every seat the left can’t flip is a big win for Republicans.
Nelson vs Scott in Florida
This is another big Senate race. Bill Nelson (D) has held the seat since 2001. All of a sudden, his political career is looking shaky. That’s because Rick Scott, the current and beloved Governor, is the best possible challenger. Flipping this seat red would give Republicans a lot more room for error in the rest of the country, and the latest polls show the two candidates to be exactly even.
Herrell vs Small in New Mexico
Going back to the House, rural, southern New Mexico is going to hold a surprising amount of sway over the fate of the country. Steve Pearce has been a lock for Republicans for the past 15 years. Now, he wants to be governor. That gives the left it’s first shot at taking this district in a very long time.
Perhaps more importantly, Yvette Herrell is one of the strongest Trump supporters in the country. Polls are split on who has the lead, so this is another close race worthy of watching.
Heitkamp vs Cramer in North Dakota
This might be the Senate race to watch. Heidi Heitkamp is the incumbent and a Democrat, but her position is tenuous at best. North Dakota is a fairly red state, but Heitkamp has held a crucial blue Senate seat for a while. Republicans really want this seat, and out-of-state donations on both sides have made this one of the most explosive campaigns of the season.
Bonus: McSally vs Sinema in Arizona
Five is such a nice, round number, but there are really six races you need to watch. The last is in Arizona. Senator Jeff Flake is retiring, so yet another Republican seat is up for grabs. Coincidentally, he was actually polling worse than Kyrsten Sinema before he announced his retirement, so this might actually be a good thing. As soon as Martha McSally clinched the primary, she shot up in the polls and the race has been neck and neck ever since.
Those are the biggest races, and these six elections might very well determine party control over Congress for the next two years. If you like Trump winning, then you need to get out and vote. Even if you can’t participate in these races, it’s vital to push the country as red as possible. With two more years of Trump and a Republican Congress, this country could achieve almost unfathomable new heights.
Before you go, there’s an important final race that bears mentioning. In New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) is facing Joe Crowley (I). Even though she beat him in the primary, he’s running against her. His winning wouldn’t be a wonderful thing, but he’s better than that crazy socialist. Also, it would be hilarious to see her lose after so much hype from the left. Ok. Now you can go.