Politics: Republicans, Democrats set agenda for midterm final stretch

Republicans, Democrats set agenda for midterm final stretch

  Republicans, Democrats set agenda for midterm final stretch Republicans and Democrats have laid out their midterm election plans as the fate of the U.S. House and Senate will be decided in just 45 days. © Provided by News Nation Republicans, Democrats set agenda for midterm final stretch Both parties are now delivering their final pitches to voters. Democrats have made clear abortion rights will be front and center in their campaign messaging down the stretch. "I don't think MAGA Republicans have a clue about the power of women, let me tell you something, they're about to find out," President Joe Biden said to a crowd of supporters Friday.

(NewsNation) - Republicans and Democrats have laid out their midterm election plans as the fate of the U.S. House and Senate will be decided in just 45 days.

Republicans, Democrats set agenda for midterm final stretch © Provided by News Nation Republicans, Democrats set agenda for midterm final stretch

Both parties are now delivering their final pitches to voters.

Democrats have made clear abortion rights will be front and center in their campaign messaging down the stretch.

"I don't think MAGA Republicans have a clue about the power of women, let me tell you something, they're about to find out," President Joe Biden said to a crowd of supporters Friday.

Biden's comment came just hours before an Arizona judge ruled a state law from 1864 that bans nearly all abortions must go back into effect.

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Biden touched on Democrats' other major campaign themes too: protecting democracy and protecting Social Security and Medicare programs Republicans want to sunset.

House Republicans also unveiled their strategy for the final weeks, laying out an agenda they call "Commitment to America."

While Democrats have been tightening the gap separating them from Republicans in the polls, a FiveThirtyEight average still indicates Republicans are favored to win the House by a 2-to-1 margin.

Republican House leaders have stuck to messaging around the border, crime and inflation ahead of midterms.

"We went from a secure border to no border. We went from safe streets to record crime. We went from $2 gas to $5 gas, all in 20 months," said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

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Republicans feel they have the upper hand on the issues of crime and policing, despite Democrats just passing legislation that will, literally, fund the police.

There are major issues Republicans have been told to avoid, however.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy deflected all questions about the multiple investigations surrounding former President Donald Trump.

"I heard Speaker Pelosi says she thinks she's going to keep the House," McCarthy responded to Trump questions. "I heard the DCCC say they're going to pick up seats."

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Ask 10 Democratic lawmakers what their top legislative priority should be if they control Congress next year, and you’ll get 10 different answers. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), for instance, said protecting abortion rights was “obviously at the top of my agenda next year.” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) referenced the party’s economic agenda, saying Democrats “have to keep fighting to lower the cost of living for people,” which he called “our No. 1 priority.”Meanwhile, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) pointed to “unfinished business”—namely, provisions that fell out of Democrats’ ambitious Build Back Better agenda this session—like home- and community-based services for seniors and the disabled.

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