Trump’s report card is due

A look at the midterm senatorial elections as they heat up in the final two weeks


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This map is showing the states up for midterm 2018 election

Kyle Hawley, Author

It has been two years since the last major federal election, marking the anniversary since Republicans took the executive branch and managed to hold onto the legislative.

Since then, the elected conservative officials have been taking advantage of their power- ranging from passing bills and confirming Supreme Court Justices; meanwhile the liberals have been preparing for the 2018 election year to vote the Republicans out and see the “Blue Wave” flood Capitol Hill.

The Democrats need to gain more than 50 seats in the U.S. Senate to win majority.There are currently eight toss up seats that the public are watching closely. These states include Florida, Texas and Indiana.

With the recent confirmation of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, many Democrats threatened that the Republicans who voted to secure his job would no longer have a job for themselves.

“I think people who have been a victim similar to Kavanaugh’s story will work to stop this from happening again,” sophomore Emma Steel said.

However, a poll conducted by FiveThirtyEight, showed that Democrats have decreased in the polls from 14 to seven points. There is no clear outlook determining who will come out victorious. 

In the Trump-era, elections are the event that people use as their weapon against the White House.

Texans has a chance of electing Congressman Beto O’Rourke, the democratic nominee  challenging incumbent Ted Cruz.

“Although I think Cruz may truly win, however, I hope Beto continues to fight for the other, more liberal side of Texas that hasn’t gotten representation for years,” Steel said.

According to the New York Times, Cruz is leading with 51 percent in the polls over O’Rourke’s 43 percent. However, no one will truly know who their next senator from Texas will be until Nov. 6th.