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Americans head to the polls

When Americans go to the polls Tuesday, they will decide the balance of power in the next Congress, pick the next crop of governors and send a message about President Bill Clinton's future, even if they say that's not their intent.

Thirty-four U.S. Senate seats, 36 governorships and all 435 House seats are up in Tuesday's balloting, but no single national issue -- especially not Monica Lewinsky or the pending House impeachment inquiry -- has become the pivotal point on which Election '98 will turn.



Who's ahead, and who's falling fast? How many seats will each party pick up or lose? Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg handicaps the upcoming Senate, House and governor races.


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Tuesday, November 3, 1998

Americans head to the polls
Poll closing times for Tuesday's election

Monday, November 2, 1998

How severe will the six-year House itch be?
Poll: Shift toward Democrats could be happening
Disabled protest disrupts GOP news conference
Clinton stumps for Democrats, patients' bill of rights

Sunday, November 1, 1998

Democrats, GOP rally bases as election nears
Final push begins toward 'long, sweaty' election night

Saturday, October 31, 1998

Pocketbook outweighs impeachment in U.S. elections

Friday, October 30, 1998

White House goes after Gingrich
Voters get their say on ballot initiatives
Begala says election about "ideas" not "insults"
New York Senate race an old-fashioned street fight
A lot of gold in California Congressional race
Medical marijuana on 7 U.S. ballots

Thursday, October 29, 1998

Analysis: Rothenberg's House races by category
Not guilty plea entered for candidate accused of killing opponent
A House rematch in Idaho
Days away from re-election, will Texas Gov. Bush run for president next?

Wednesday, October 28, 1998

Clinton: Democratic agenda best bet for voters on election day
Nice guy looks to finish first in Maine governor's race
Trouble in paradise for Democrats
GOP finally raises Lewinsky scandal in ads
Supporters rally for hospitalized L.A. sheriff

Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Democrats on the decline in Kentucky
Feiger forces Democratic defections in Michigan governor's race
Jesse "The Body" Ventura plays the spoiler in Minnesota gov. race
S.C. Senate race pits old South against new

Monday, October 26, 1998

Democrats work to boost African-American turnout
President passed the hat in California
Political controversy brewing in wake of state senator killing
TIME: The new money game
TIME: Body-slam politics
TIME: Pork on the griddle
TIME: Ballot to bullet
TIME: An unconventional fight
TIME: The Notebook

Sunday, October 25, 1998

Debate heats up fiery Senate race in New York

Friday, October 23, 1998

Candidates fight a money war, too
Impeachment politics less a factor as Election Day nears
Voter turnout: the greatest unknown in Election '98
Democratic gamble makes S.C. governor's race white hot
Analysis: GOP looks to win big in statehouses
Political opponent of slain state senator charged with murder

Thursday, October 22, 1998

Davis leads California governor's race
Fred Tuttle: One candidate hoping to lose this November
Polls show dead heat in Illinois governor's race
Feingold faces tough re-election fight in Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Hillary Clinton, Gore: Voters only have one choice

Tuesday, October 20, 1998

New financial fuel in California Senate race
An old-time showdown in North Carolina's Senate race

Monday, October 19, 1998

Sen. Moseley-Braun struggles against well-heeled opponent
TIME: Sen. Feingold's push for campaign finance reform could cost him his seat
TIME: Hawaii ballot measure forces showdown over gay marriage
TIME: Wily Al D'Amato is fighting for his political life

Friday, October 16, 1998

Ballot measures are energizing voters in Washington, Oregon
Analysis: Stuart Rothenberg looks at the North Carolina Senate race and the open contest for N.Y.'s 22nd C.D.
Poll: Equal support for Democratic, Republican candidates
Gay congressional candidate battling the odds in Oklahoma

Tuesday, October 13, 1998

Candidates in Pennsylvania's 15th C.D. fighting to get out the vote
All-out blitz for open seat in Colorado's 2nd C.D.

Monday, October 12, 1998

Budget deal possible by mid-week
TIME: Why the midterms matter
TIME: The scoop: Enviro-politics

Thursday, October 8, 1998

The Clinton factor: an uncertain variable in Pennsylvania's 10th C.D.

Tuesday, October 6, 1998

TIME: A place at the table
TIME: A nice guy in a nasty fight
CQ: On the stump in Beverly Hills: Gore as Campaigner-in-Chief
CQ: For women candidates, an uncertain season

Thursday, October 1, 1998

Former pro wrestler enlivens Minnesota governor's race

Wednesday, September 30, 1998

Embattled GOP incumbent gives Democrats hope in S.C. governor race
Alaska Republicans tussle over their gubernatorial nominee
CQ: A web of slander envelops the Sanchez-Dornan rematch
CQ: Clinton scandal is scarcely visible on campaign trail so far

Tuesday, September 29, 1998

A neck-and-neck Senate race in Kentucky
Supreme Court will reexamine North Carolina election mapping

Monday, September 28, 1998

For Clinton, the poll that counts may happen November 3
California advances its presidential primary
Moseley-Braun continues campaigning despite hospitalization for pneumonia
TIME: Her Best Defense: Bring Out The Vote
TIME: Catching The Starr Bug

Sunday, September 27, 1998

Clinton, GOP focus on California

Friday, September 25, 1998

District of Columbia results

Thursday, September 24, 1998

Another wave of TV attack ads coming

Thursday, September 17, 1998

GOP, Dem chairmen warn candidates about personal attacks

Wednesday, September 16, 1998

Election '98 in full swing after last big primary night
The 1998 election: It's Monica, stupid!
Other issues besides impeachment could affect Election '98
The connection between '98 and 2000
Analysis: The current state of Election '98: Senate, house, governor
Connecticut primary results
Maryland primary results
Massachusetts primary results
Minnesota primary results
New York primary results
North Carolina House results
Oklahoma runoff results
Rhode Island primary results
Washington primary results

Monday, September 14, 1998

Primaries Tuesday in eight states, D.C.
Delaware primary results
Stuart Rothenberg: A tough race for South Carolina's Sen. Hollings
Stuart Rothenberg: 1998 Senate ratings

Wednesday, September 9, 1998

Arizona primary results
New Hampshire primary results
Vermont primary results
Wisconsin primary results

Wednesday, September 2, 1998

Nevada, Florida Voters Set November Matchups
Florida Primary Results
Nevada Primary Results


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Election '98: If you're wondering why this midterm election is important, we'll tell you what is at stake overall, for the Governors, Senate, House, Ballot Measures, and State Legislatures.



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