Roberts refers complaints about Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado

Pearl Mccarthy
October 11, 2018

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans are more likely to vote because of the Kavanaugh controversy, compared to 54% of Democrats and 46% of voters not affiliated with either major political party.

"Lots of work to do", Grassley tweeted.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts transferred two ethics complaints against newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a lower federal panel, a Democratic advocacy group that opposed the judge's nomination revealed Wednesday.

Grassley's comments contrast with those of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who may be more open to filling a vacancy during a presidential election year, telling "Fox News Sunday's" Chris Wallace, "We'll see if there's a vacancy in 2020".

There's also speculation that McConnell is intentionally being obstinate in an effort to keep vulnerable Democratic senators off the campaign trail this fall. "If you look at where the competitive Senate races are, many of them are in states where this makes a huge difference".

Democrats had been looking at Arizona as a possible pickup opportunity given President Trump's relative unpopularity in the state. "If we're not, if we lose the majority in the House, which is always a possibility, we will probably just have to fight it out, and it's a shame". Last month, a woman said Fain raped her in Washington, D.C.in 2007.

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She said the writer first visited the consulate on September 28 "despite being somewhat concerned that he could be in danger". Khashoggi was a journalist and a frequent critic of the Saudi royal family, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .

ONE OF THE LETTER'S 107 SIGNATORIES is Democrat Elissa Slotkin, a top Pentagon official during the Obama administration who is challenging Rep. Mike Bishop (R., Mich.) in a suburban Detroit district.

"Bottom line: It's going to take forever", said one committee aide.

Polls have put her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, comfortably ahead. As of Sunday, 77 percent of Democrats say they are "very motivated" to vote this fall, while 68 percent of Republicans said the same, the Politico/Morning Consult poll showed.

Compared to early September, the number of Republicans feeling "extremely" interested in the upcoming election is up by 2 points in Arizona, up by 9 points in IN, up 8 points in both Missouri and North Dakota, and up 11 points in Tennessee.

"If an opening comes in the a year ago of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait until the next election", Graham said in remarks at the Atlantic Festival last week.

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