Solely two midterm debates for Senate races are scheduled thus far. Loads of candidates say they’re open to debating their opponents, however solely on their phrases, organising stalemates in consequence. On this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew analyzes how debates can have an effect on campaigns and why Senate candidates appear to be avoiding them this 12 months.
Subsequent, the workforce breaks down how GOP lawmakers and candidates have been approaching potential insurance policies on abortion after the Supreme Court docket’s Dobbs determination. Whereas Republican lawmakers can’t agree on how restrictive abortion laws must be in South Carolina and West Virginia, candidates operating within the midterms try to distance themselves from the stricter abortion bans they supported earlier of their campaigns.
Lastly, we flip to the latest demise of Queen Elizabeth II and the succession of her eldest son, King Charles III, whose reputation is considerably decrease than the late monarch’s.
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