Inside the frantic final sprint of the 2018 midterms

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Missouri Republicans are not in danger of losing control of the state Legislature in this year's election although they said they are concerned about losing about a dozen legislative seats around the state's metropolitan areas.

Political pundits say that the opposition Democrats are all set to regain control of the House, while Republicans will retain control the Senate, where it has a wafer-thin majority of 51-49.

Despite wall-to-wall Trump campaigning, Republicans can not even come close to overcoming the financial onslaught from Democratic candidates during this cycle.

Bill Nelson, in Miami on Friday, which is only four days before the November 6th elections.

According to a YouGov polls released at the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank in California, the Democrats lead the Republicans nationwide by 54 percent to 46 percent. (Nevada is the only tossup state won by former Secretary Hillary Clinton); in the Florida race, Mayor of Tallahassee Andrew Gillum (D) has a slight edge over U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Jacksonville); and even states like Kansas and South Dakota have stayed competitive.

Germany’s Merkel reportedly ready to step down as party leader
Being able to keep Bouffier, a deputy CDU leader, as governor will stabilize Merkel in the short term, he said. The results of the October elections in Bavaria and Hesse will be seen as a bellwether for the entire nation.

Meanwhile, a pair of crises just a week out from Election Day - the massacre of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue and the arrest of a suspect for mailing pipe bombs to a number of prominent Democratic politicians and others - have further unsettled the electorate just before the midterm vote.

Historically, American voters have tended to leave incumbents in place so the news 39 Republicans are not running for re-election could pave the way for Democrat candidates to be voted in.

The stakes for President Trump are extremely high since a Democratic victory in either chamber would give the party the power to open investigations into various aspects of his administration.

"President Trump is expected to discuss the booming economy, his tough stance on immigration, free market solutions for health care, and more", his campaign organization said Sunday in announcing the Pensacola rally. And most analysts expect President Trump's efforts to ease banks' regulatory burden to continue.

Vice President Mike Pence appeared Thursday at a rally for DeSantis in Jacksonville -- another region that has been a Republican stronghold. This includes 28 fundraisers for national State Republican parties and 42 candidate focused fundraisers.