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  McConnell screws Dems ahead of election with October session
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Last EditedRP  Sep 11, 2018 05:36pm
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AuthorBurgess Everett
News DateTuesday, September 11, 2018 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionTraditionally the Senate hits the road for October of an election year. But the Senate is throwing tradition out the window this year.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the chamber to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials. The GOP leader wants to keep cranking through as many lifetime judicial nominations and executive nominations as he can with his majority in the balance and the GOP still with the unilateral ability to confirm President Donald Trump’s picks.

Moreover, the Senate GOP only has two members who are considered vulnerable in the election: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Nevada Sen. Dean Heller. Democrats, meanwhile, are defending 10 total seats in states that Trump won in 2016, with at least four of them considered extremely competitive.
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