The first time the Dow rose 5,000 points in a single year. "If Republican leaders do that then they will have shown that they can't lead", he said.
She then accused Democrats of obstruction - something Republicans spent eight years doing to President Obama. Both political parties pander to teachers and police to secure their votes.
"This includes requests for subpoenas to obtain additional testimony from key figures in the probe who Democrats say were not forthcoming enough in interviews - among them Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Trump's son Donald Trump Jr".
So, both sides need to hedge their bets by getting "points on the board" by passing legislation they can tout to the electorate this fall.More news: The Trump Administration Continues To Rail Against Michael Wolff's Book
While the races for governor and U.S. Senate are the marquee events, Tennesseans are also looking at three open congressional seats in the 2nd, 6th and 7th Congressional Districts in East and Middle Tennessee. This year ten Democrats are vying to take his seat in the House. Add to this electoral mix hundreds of contests for county offices ranging from mayors, sheriffs, commissioners and clerks all the way down in rural areas to road commissioners and constables. Tax receipts would stay the same - but CT taxpayers would effectively keep their federal SALT deductions. House Speaker Paul Ryan? Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.
Individual Republican members may be willing to work with Democrats, and when they have no choice Republican leaders will work with the other party.
Corker's move, meanwhile, has had its ripple effects as well.
Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood, and former Republican U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher of Frog Jump in West Tennessee face each other in the GOP primary. Democrats lost the New Jersey and Virginia governor's races and a special Senate election in MA - which is as Blue in party support as Alabama is Red. Al Franken was shoved aside quickly, but his seat appears safely in Democratic hands.
This cycle, Democrats are ecstatic about their prospects. For Democrats, working with Republicans and Mr. Trump could provoke recriminations from their voters who don't want the party to compromise with Republicans in any way. Maybe he'll let us in on those things.
GOP Chairman Golden acknowledged Republicans are now "facing a head wind this time" nationally. Aides argued that media coverage has not accurately portrayed the benefits and that people will come around as they feel the payoff.More news: College Football Playoff returning to the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium
The problem for Republicans is that Trump's involvement mobilizes Democratic voters. "Recruitments definitely got easier after Virginia", said Meyer, who is helping to recruit candidates like LeGrand through the state party's new "Pipeline Project".
Republicans believe the surest way to buy votes is the old-fashioned way: with money.
Still, MTSU's Syler said, the "thing you cannot not underestimate is this is a mid-term election with what could be a fairly unpopular president and those can create waves". The lesson for Democrats is clear, says Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University in NY. Democrats are defending 26 seats while Republicans just eight. Republicans have a few strong contenders - most notably Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a staunch Tea Party member and rabid abortion opponent. From the emergence of Donald Trump to his surprising win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, politics and culture in the United States has drastically changed since the former host of "The Apprentice" made his campaign announced on the floor of Trump Tower in the summer of 2015.
To inform your betting, it's worth weighing the efforts of post-2016 national groups. Republicans, Baker said, must "wake up and engage the voter base".
Democrats have seized on the shift. "We may have a 2006 environment, but we can't run 2006 campaigns".
While this new awakening is scheduled to occur on November 6 of 2018, some senators have already gotten a jump on the proceedings.More news: East Africa anticipates benefits from Kenya - US direct flights
It "should be a clear example of why we can't take anything for granted", Baker said.