2018 elections

Valerie Jarrett appeals to get out the vote in 2018

In the wake of racist comments against her by Roseanne Barr that led ABC to cancel the television sitcom "Roseanne," Valerie Jarrett is criticizing elected officials who "demean others" and calling on voters to "demand better" at the ballot box in 2018.

Kamala Harris urges activists in Nevada to 'go in fighting'

Kamala Harris, speaking to activists here disappointed that Democrats have been unable to advance key immigration and gun control measures, urged them Saturday to focus their efforts on the midterm elections while brushing off questions about her own future ambitions.

Koch network sounds alarm of a Democratic wave

At a confab in the California desert this weekend, leaders of the powerful political and policy network founded by billionaire benefactors Charles and David Koch issued a stark warning for the midterm elections: President Donald Trump's unpopularity could be churning up a Democratic wave.

Koch network will spend $400M to protect GOP majorities

The influential Koch network plans to invest close to $400 million toward protecting Republican majorities and promoting policy priorities in the 2018 midterm election cycle, the network's leaders say -- roughly a 60% increase over the group's 2016 spending.

Trump, Romney spoke Thursday

President Donald Trump spoke with Mitt Romney Thursday, a White House official confirmed to CNN, amid speculation that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee -- and frequent Trump critic -- could seek a Senate seat in Utah.

Poll: Half of voters want Democrats to control Congress

Half of registered voters want a Democratic-controlled Congress, according to a new poll, signaling a competitive 2018 midterm election season in which Democrats will aim to gain back control of both chambers of Congress.

Trump's sons meet with RNC to discuss strategy

While President Donald Trump has been out of the country meeting with foreign leaders on his first official overseas trip, members of his family have been working back home to increase their engagement with the Republican party establishment.