The exodus of veteran Republican lawmakers from Congress could complicate efforts by the GOP to keep majorities in both the House and Senate as the 2018 midterm elections begin to heat up.
Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the Senate in Alabama, struck a dark tone in an address to a gathering of Christian conservatives in Washington on Friday, lamenting the lack of morality in politics while expressing frustration with how little Republicans have accomplished since last year’s election.
The Democratic National Committee will redistribute thousands of dollars of donations from Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein to several women’s groups aligned with Democrats after reports Weinstein has settled sexual harassment lawsuits with a number of women over the years.
On average, nearly two dozen House members retire each cycle without seeking another office.
Democrats are on a wide-ranging mission to wrest the veterans vote from Republicans – courting them with the promise of better jobs and running dozens of returning military servicemembers in the 2018 midterms.
The two Republicans competing in Alabama’s Senate run-off sparred over President Trump’s endorsement in the race ahead of the president’s visit to the state on Friday.