Dems barrel toward Election Day confident of House takeover

The brightening Democratic prospects were confirmed by late moves in red districts in Alaska and Iowa, where Reps. Don Young and Steve King faced surprising headwinds in the final days of their campaigns. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with Republican leadership, mounted a last-minute get-out-the-vote initiative for Young, the House’s longest-serving member, and Democrats rushed to seize an opportunity in Iowa against King, whose anti-immigrant rhetoric has drawn scorn from both parties…

Turnout exceeded early voting from the last midterm election in more than 25 states, though to whose benefit remains unclear. Reports of robust turnout among younger voters in Texas and California, and among black voters in the Southeast, could improve Democrats’ prospects on Tuesday, while Republicans were moving to run up their numbers in rural, red swaths of the country.

Democrats in Nevada were buoyed on Friday night by large crowds of voters lining up at early vote centers in Democrat-heavy Las Vegas, in a scene reminiscent of the last presidential election, in 2016. Addressing supporters in Nevada on Friday, Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is bidding to unseat Republican Sen. Dean Heller in a fiercely contested race, said, “I’m going to give you some real good news: We added 4,000 Democratic votes to our lead here in Clark County, I think pushing us up around the 38,000 firewall.” By late Friday, that number climbed past 40,000.