Republicans and Democrats Compete to Control Senate, House

As the country pushes for this Tuesday’s midterm elections, Democrats and Republicans make their final efforts to persuade voters.

In a speech last week, US President Joe Biden hit Republicans. He further supports the Democratic party’s call for peaceful and “democratic” midterm elections and accuses the country’s former president Donald Trump of endangering democracy. In response, Republicans slammed the opposition party while highlighting the nation’s rising crime and worsening inflation.

Over the weekend, four US presidents visited states to promote their respective political groups. Bill Clinton, president Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Barack Obama appeared publicly in a campaign. They all want to support the positions of the parties to which they belong. Experts view Trump’s campaign trail as a starting point for his 2024 White House bid. For instance, when Trump visited Ohio, he urged Republicans to support Senate nominee JD Vance and urged voters to “elect an incredible slate of true MAGA warriors to Congress.”

While this was going on, Biden spent his weekend in Pennsylvania with Obama, raising concerns among Trump and the Republicans. The Republican’s role in the unrest at the US Capitol and the assault on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, were both topics covered by Biden.

“Democracy is literally on the ballot. This is a defining moment for the nation. And we all must speak with one voice regardless of our party. There’s no place in America for political violence,” said President Biden.

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The last minute for the Republicans and Democrats

Democratic party leaders intend to stand up for their strongholds in states like New York, Washington, and Oregon. Republicans are currently trying to regain Senate control and only need to retake five seats. The parties must influence the electorate in swing states like Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Winning these states might swing the election in a particular direction. Surveys indicate a 50/50 chance that either the Democrats or the Republicans will take control of the Senate.

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel predicted that her party would win the Senate and the House of Representatives. She emphasized Biden’s alleged failure to address the nation’s economic problems.

“Here’s where the Democrats are: they’re inflation deniers, crime deniers, education deniers,” McDaniel said.

“Look, they’re all about the wealthier getting wealthy. And the wealthier stay wealthy. The middle class gets stiffed. The poor get poorer under their policy,” Biden warned in a speech.

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Take the risk

As the election season draws to a close, Biden and Obama make one final attempt to back Democratic candidate John Fetterman for the Pennsylvania Senate seat. The state is where the Democrats have the best chance to unseat a Republican legislator. In Arizona and Nevada, where the chances of winning the seat remain 50%, the Democrats face another issue. Republicans will take over majority rule in the Senate if they win elections in both states.

“I know the average election rally is just ‘whoop dee doo do vote for me,’ but your life is on the line. For young people in the audience, your life is on the line,” said Bill Clinton.

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