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Which races and issues will determine who controls Congress?

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss key House and Senate races.


Democrats are hoping to win back control of the House of Representatives next week, but they need to flip at least 23 seats and keep the 193 seats they currently hold. Most competitive races are in Republican districts. In the Senate, only 13 seats are considered competitive, and 10 of those are in states Donald Trump carried. Which races will determine control of the legislature, and where do candidates stand on crucial issues?


Dave Levinthal, federal politics editor and senior reporter at The Center for Public Integrity

Ella Nilson, reporter for Vox covering Congress and the Democrats, and author of the daily Vox Sentences newsletter

Web Resources:

Vox: The 15 most interesting House races of 2018

The New York Times: 2018 Midterm Elections: House Races to Watch Right Now

The Hill: Analysts say Dems have strong upside in House races going into election


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.