Now, after two years, Democrats are eager to get back in the ring and slug it out with the GOP. Naturally, this is especially true in the overtly political stories as well. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Sen. In 2016 the Republicans ran on a promise to repeal Obamacare.
"Clearly there's an terrible lot on the line in terms of the legislative agenda", said Republican consultant Josh Holmes.
"We have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric created to make us angry and make us fearful", Mr Obama said in Miami. "He's much smoother than Schumer, actually", Trump said.
The final push comes as more than 30 million Americans have already cast ballots for Tuesday's midterm elections. A Democratic-controlled House couldn't overturn the president's actions, but it could bring more scrutiny.
The Senate is expected to remain firmly in the hands of Republicans, with the oft-cited Website FiveThirtyEight predicting a 1-in-7 chance that Democrats will win the Senate.
O'Rourke, 46, whose given names are Robert Francis but who goes by Beto, is mounting a suprisingly strong challenge to the 47-year-old Cruz in the reliably Republican "Lone Star State". They said you shouldn't be doing that, that's not nice. In both cases, the gains weren't particularly large.
Obama has been more active in this year's midterm elections than some previous ex-presidents. In the 1938 elections the Democrats at the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt took a beating, losing 71 seats, according to political publication PolitiFact.
The president has escalated the intensity of his attacks against both immigrants and Democrats as he seeks to turn out his base supporters to vote for his congressional allies.
But Trump said at the White House Friday the USA won't be firing on the migrants.
The Trump mocked political prognostications of a "blue wave" in 2018.
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As we'd ask him the questions, he'd answer them. "He scared me a bit, but he was brilliant on him, he knew what was under him". I just held her together and she relaxed. "She didn't break that well and then the pace was on straight away", Dettori said.
Trump has personally campaigned for DeSantis and has had harsh words for Gillum, considered by some to be a potential future star of the Democratic Party.
Trump effusively praised Morrisey, the state's attorney general, saying that "he'll always vote for us".
Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat, said earlier this week that his party would launch an investigation into what he described as Trump's fast and loose use of his cell phone. "The Democrats - and it could happen".
The issue is now grabbing global headlines, as a migrant caravan of thousands is heading through Mexico toward the United States.
"Illegal immigration cost American taxpayers more than 100 billion dollars every single year - more than 20 times the entire state budget of the state of West Virginia", Trump claimed. From stoking fears about illegal immigration to warning of economic collapse if Democrats are victorious.
Trump pointed to the Center for Effective Lawmaking, which has rated Donnelly the least effective Democrat in the U.S. Senate.
"We're going to keep these people out of our country".
"Trump is helping. He's becoming more and more radioactive", Manley said.
Trump said that his administration has taken the toughest ever action to crackdown on China's very abusive trade practices.
"So I suspect he thinks of (his stance on immigration) as his greatest hit, and an approach that can help Republicans in advance of next week's elections", Galdieri added. It's a common tactic for candidates, but it's reached unusual levels this year. They marked his third campaign appearance in West Virginia and fourth in Montana.In Florida, Trump campaigned for Governor Rick Scott, who is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, and U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis, who is running for governor against Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor.If the Democrats won, Trump told the crowd at an aircraft hangar in Pensacola, they would impose socialism on Florida.