WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle for control of the House is becoming a fight to the finish as Democrats try to flip the majority.
Democrats are increasingly confident they’ll pick up the 23 seats needed to seize control. They are counting on voter enthusiasm and the strength of their candidates to carry them to victory. More women than ever are running, along with military veterans and minorities, in districts across the country.
Republicans predict they’ll lose seats but hold a slim majority based on what they say is a healthy economy.
The midterm elections are typically difficult for the party in power. This year it’s become a referendum on President Donald Trump and GOP control of Congress. House Republicans took control in 2010 during then-President Barack Obama’s first term.