Nevada attorney general, Adam Laxalt, and Republican gubernatorial candidate speaks at a rally in Reno, Nevada on February 22, 2016. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

In September, President Donald Trump held a Make America Great Again rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also stumped for GOP candidates in the state, including the Nevada Attorney General and Republican candidate for Governor, Adam Laxalt.

Trump also tweeted his endorsement for gubernatorial candidate Laxalt. Twice.

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U.S. Senate minority leader Charles Schumer (C) (D-NY) speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2018 midterm elections seem to favor Democratic candidates based on several special elections around the country in areas that heavily favored Republicans in 2016. However winning control of the Senate remains an uphill climb.

President Donald Trump's approval ratings are historically low. Multiple “generic ballot” polls also favor Democrats, so why isn't winning control of the Senate a slam dunk?

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A much larger than usual turnout by Democrats in the Texas primaries on Tuesday shocked the GOP and gave Democrats hope in their bid to flip the deep red state with a blue wave during the 2018 midterm elections.

And this November, history may be made. Texas is poised to send their first Latina, or first two, to congress.

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HOUSTON-MARCH 1: A voter prepares to vote at Bunker Hill Elementary School in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, Texas voters go to the polls to vote in the first primary elections of the 2018 midterm elections.

Polls throughout Texas open at 7AM and close at 7PM local time.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican lawmakers and members of his Cabinet at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland, January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Voters really want their Congressional representatives to stand up to President Donald Trump, according to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll released on Thursday. Fifty-eight percent versus 32 percent of voters want a Congress willing to challenge the President when necessary, according to the poll.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 28: Surrounded by members of the House Democratic leadership, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference regarding the Senate's defeat of the GOP health care plan, on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans failed to pass a stripped-down, or 'Skinny Repeal,' version of Obamacare reform early Friday morning. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

It's only February, and already a record number of Republican members of Congress have announced their retirement. According to The Atlantic, a total of 36 Republicans will not seek re-election to the House this year, as compared to just 17 Democrats.

A new CNN poll provides an explanation for why Republicans are abandoning the House in droves ahead of November's elections:

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In the wake of the Valentine's Day shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have emerged as fierce advocates on gun safety, speaking out and organizing on the issue where adults have clearly failed.

Many now see high school students as a sleeping giant that has been awakened by this tragedy, and now billionaire progressive activist Tom Steyer just announced his plan to mobilize them nationally this November with a $1 million voter registration drive.

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