Dems on track to take House control, but GOP retains Senate

Nov 6, 2018
Roughly 6 in 10 voters described the national economy as excellent or good.
Fog surrounds the U.S. Capitol building on November 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Election Day likely cost billions in lost productivity

Nov 6, 2018
Voting is a crucial part of democracy, but it can be a drain for businesses.
Arizona voters wait in line to cast their ballot at a polling place during the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arizonans are deciding on a U.S. Senate seat between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, among other local races. 
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When it comes to out-of-state donations, Democrats take the lead in the 2018 midterms

Nov 5, 2018
"Rock star" candidates like Beto O'Rourke and Stacey Abrams attract out-of-state donations.
 U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) poses for photographs with supporters during a campaign rally at Gilbert Garza Park Oct. 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. With less than a week before Election Day, O'Rourke is driving across the state in his race against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). 
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Running for office? Perfect the art of the ask

Sep 25, 2018
It takes money to run a campaign and first-time candidates have to learn how to ask for it.
Campaign stickers, buttons and other materials for first-time Democratic congressional candidate Vangie Williams. Williams is a first-time candidate running in Virginia's first congressional district. One of the many things first-time candidates have to learn is how to ask for money.
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How socialism became the talk of the midterms

Sep 11, 2018
The term has re-entered politics in America, but it means different things to different people.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to supporters after winning the Vermont primary on Super Tuesday on March 1, 2016, in Essex Junction, Vermont.
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