2014 midterm elections
MSNBC host Al Sharpton called on Democratic voters to go to “war this summer” ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in which Republicans only need six seats to gain control of the Senate – which Sharpton said would be a “checkmate” over Democrats.
Nate Silver, renowned for perfect and near-perfect statistical predictions, says that the GOP has a roughly 60 percent chance of winning the necessary six seats to take back control of the Senate from Democrats, and adds that Republicans have a shot at a “big win” that could see them acquiring up to 11 seats.
Vice President Joe Biden says his central message to Democrats is not to apologize for the party’s policies heading into the 2014 midterm election.
An outside political group supporting House Democrats is casting blame for the government shutdown on nine House Republicans in a series of television and online ads.