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elections. i'm paul gigot. that was president trump making his closing argument in belgrade, montana. the president hoping to rally republican voters to turn out tuesday by framing the issue as a matter of law and order. is that a smart strategy? let's ask "wall street journal" column it and deputy editor dan henninger, columnist kim strassel and columnist, manhattan institute senior fellow, jason riley. jason start with the fundamental question. it is no question, immigration, immigration, in the final days. is that smart? >> well i think not all republicans agree with this strategy. there are some running trying to get more moderate voters this will make it more challenging i think the president's calculation this is a net plus for his party. he is thinking, listen congressional republicans, without my voters at the polls on tuesday you are going down. i have to do what i have to do
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to get my voters out there. this will get them out there. so this is what i'm going to do. >> he thinks they might not respond to the economic success of the better economy. that this is something that will drive those voters to the polls, economy won't? >> well he believes this is the strategy that helped get him elected two years ago. >> he is not on the ballot, jason. >> his voters have to come out or the republicans will not do very well. i would add more substantive level, paul, he is the president of the united states. borders do matter. we are a sovereign country. there are thousands of people headed to the border with the intent of causing chaos at the border. he has a duty to intervene. even on substantive level there something to this. >> take that one at a time. is there a crisis at the border? there are caravans coming, but some have dissipated of the we have people in place to handle it? >> no i think, really a crisis
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of immigration policy in in country. that is a bipartisan crisis, both republicans and democrats in congress failed to address it therefore you get a situation like we have at the border. this caravan is coming. it will arrive at the border. donald trump did not create the caravan. donald trump is not responsible for what is going on in honduras. he went through this last july when you had the family separation fiasco down. there it proved federal bureaucracies are incapable of processing handling this many people when they come across the border. so he default i think, the president saying i have to do something about this. and i think most americans would agree with that. >> you would agree even sending military to the border in a support role? >> the question whether president trump is overplaying his hand on the immigration issue. i think it is telling to look at states which he is appearing this weekend friday through
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sunday, indiana, west virginia, missouri, florida, georgia, tennessee. these are states with very close senate elections. i think what is the president is trying to do, win the senate elections for the republicans. it forces every other republican candidate in the country to run on issue in places like pennsylvania and california where they would rather not. that is what he has done. >> kim, turn to the raw politics here, dan is right about the senate races driving republican turnout, there is a lot of republican house races where some house republicans don't really want that kind of an immigration message. some have tried to separate from the president's policy on immigration, will hurd in southern texas, carlos curbelo in miami-dade county. this may not be the best way to close for them? >> well, immigration overall is not their favorite subject, that's true, but immigration has
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different pieces and parts. dan mentioned, family separation, not a good luke for republicans. this particular issue, the view within the white house when you're talking about border control, you're talking about law and order, this is something not only rallies trump partisans and the base but it also send as signal to independents are legitimately concerned about this question and border control and law and order question. so this debut is better way going at it. look at democratic response. the fact they don't really want to talk about this, even candidates supporting the president's move to send troops down to the border, thinking of chris tin cinema out in arizona, very close senate race. white house views this as better form of the issue. it takes away from other things they would rather not talk about, for instances the shooting in pittsburgh last week. >> i would add to dan's point
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whether the president is overplaying his hand, donald trump wouldn't be donald trump if he didn't overplay his hand, same people criticizing him the same people support more sanctuary cities. the same people have been boeing around saying abolish i.c.e., immigration enforcement officials. they don't want any response. these are people who want the border erased, not fixed. you have to take with a grain of salt some on the left complaining about overreach on part of the white house on this matter. >> i still think if they had struck a deal which was, a year ago, legalize dreamers in exchange for more money for the wall and border security, they had the potential to get that deal until the extremes on both sides decided not to accept it. then i think that would have benefit the republicans as the party in power, given these members and in distributes swing distributes another accomplishment? >> it would have but, it just didn't happen. we're left what we got. it is revealing the president
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isn't campaigning in nevada and arizona, two at-risk seats. i guess he thinks he won't help there. >> thank you. still ahead the economy and the midterms. stock market turmoil is stronger than expected jobs report, what it all means as voters head to the polls on tuesday. >> america now has the best economy in the history of our country and we want to keep it that way. that way. ♪
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♪ >> in the last month alone we added another 250,000 jobs and nearly 600,000 americans returned to the workforce. we created 4.5 million new jobs since the election. nobody would have believed that. the unemployment rate just fell to the lowest level in more than 50 years. paul: president trump in
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indianapolis last night touting stronger than expected jobs report. u.s. economy adding 250,000 jobs in october, blowing past expectations in the final snapshot of the labor market before election day. average hourly wages rose. 3.1ers above a year ago, fastest increase es in a decade. tempered by market volatility. october marking the worst month for stocks in seven years amid concerns over trade wars and higher interest rates. so what will voters make of the economy as they head to the polls on tuesday? economist arthur laffer is the founder and chairman of laffer associates. he served as an advisor to president ronald reagan. welcome, arthur. always good to see you. >> thank you, paul. paul: just how good is this economy right now? >> it looks pretty good. we have a long way to go before we have a long way to go before it is certifiably great. we had 4.2% gdp in the
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second quarter. estimate for the third quarter is 3 1/2%. both of which are very nice numbers. the jobs report is a great number. we've been going down so long for 16 years, we have to do it for a long time before we get it up to the prosperity we need. every trip take as first step, this is a really good first step, paul. i'm very happy. paul: what do you be a trim the change? you look at data, last half of 2015 and 2016 we barely skirted recession. >> i know. paul: now 2018, accelerated to even higher plane. what is the reason? >> could it possibly be tax cuts, regulatory reform? paul: could be. >> good monetary policy, a real attempt at trade. one thing is not, paul, spending control. this is way, way out of control. but i expect trump to address that next year. we have had great economic policies. they're really working just like we said they would, by the way, paul. remember that debate we had there in new york.
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>> right. >> we were completely right on the line. the growth rates are there. let's just hope they continue. we have a lot of room left to grow by the way. participation rate can go up two or three points. productivity can rise a lot and be there for a long time. it has been very low for a long time. working hours. that can rise a lot. what we saw in the jobs report as well, was a decline in the part time employment for economic reasons which is, you know, a bad sign. with that falling it is really great. it adds to average hours. all of these things are happening in the way i hoped they would. i hope they continue but i expect they will. paul: where do you see anything to worry about? are you worried at all about the stock market? >> of course. paul: are you worried about the fed raising interest rates? >> i'm not worried about the fed. i think the fed is doing right thing. we need market at clearing rate,
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not low rate. we had for last nine years yellen, bernanke low interest rates. no money flooding into the housing market. lowest new housing starts per population, last nine years were lowest nine years in history. now we have rates coming up, which will attack capital to the market. i think powell is doing a great job. paul: okay. >> i am worried about trade and spending. but i always worry about stuff, paul. paul: no you don't, art. you're the most optimistic man in the world. >> i am, i am. we have the tax cuts behind us. that is the best bill ever. that tax bill had almost no mistakes at all. deregulation is just fantastic. monetary policy, i think trump and larry kudlow are doing a great job getting some trade negotiations. if the president meets with xi in argentina i can't help but think this will be huge plus for america and china. paul: how much is at risk if there is change in the congress?
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obviously president trump has the veto pen, so he can veto anything he will do. there will not be big enough margins to overrule him on that. but on other hand the democrats could push him in a different direction. are you worried about that this. >> not really. democrats are not as bad as they are made out to be, republicans are not as good they are made out to be. president kennedy was one of the greatest presidents ever with tax cut and growth. bill clinton i voted for. i love reagan and trump. trump is spectacular. if the democrats take over the house i don't see why they can't think correctly as well on economics. everyone knows tax rate reduction in the right time and circumstances increases economic growth. it is just common sense. you can't tax an economy into prosperity. they may well start to work with republicans and work with trump. paul: why isn't the, why aren't republicans look at elections, polls, prospect they might lose
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the house why aren't they are getting more credit for the economic turn around? >> i don't know aren't. we'll see what the elections are. in 1982 with the tax bill passed reagan got hammered in the off election. we own only won in 198449 out of 50 states. that was real close. we haven't had enough prosperity where people feel expansion. it is coming, coming very quickly. by the time we get to 2019 and 2020, it will be roaring. trump will get a lot of credit for that. paul: any elections in particular, governorships, house or senate where you think the economy is worth noting? >> one is really big and that's the governor's race in connecticut. paul: okay. >> a guy named bob stfanoski
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running against bob lam month. he is free market economic supply-sider, versus stagnant governor trying to raise taxes doing all of that. it's a classic clash between pro-growth and anti-growth. bob stefanowski if he can pull it out in blue connecticut that will be a game-changer. the other one i love in colorado. jared polis, a democrat running on tax cuts, potentially on tax cuts. he was my intern for years in my office. i've been on all his family boards, he is spectacular, a democrat, a pro-growth democrat. paul: i should add, arthur you advised steph noski in connecticut. >> and jared polis i'm much involved in a lot of governors races, in south carolina, here in tennessee. i've been involved in maybe seven or eight. paul: arthur, thanks, we'll see what happens. appreciate you being here. >> we're ready and watching.
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♪ paul: three days to go till election day. a look for battle of control of the house. the latest "real clear politics" average, giving democrats 7.5% advantage over republicans in generic ballot. 49.4% say they support democratic candidate compared to 41.9% who will back republican. democrats need to flip 23 seats. their clearest path to victory
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are the republican held districts hillary clinton won in 2016. we're bag with dan henninger, kim strassel, jason riley. kim, democrats say all but assured. nancy pelosi guarantying a victory like babe ruth hitting that home run. republicans are saying we could hold out win it by couple seats. who has better chance being right? >> you know, if you look at all of the things that are going for democrats, that ought to favor their argument. you have got history. traditionally party out of power gains in midterms. they have massively outspent republicans in just about everyone of these races. you had unprecedented huge numbers of republican retirements opened up a lot of opportunities for them. on other hand, paul, look what is coming in, early voting seems to show enormous amount of republican enthusiasm on the back of the kavanaugh fight. that has given republican as lot of hope. the other thing i would mention, if you really dig into a lot of polling data, a lot of it is
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very sparse. it happened months ago. we just don't theyly know what the state of a lot of these races. i think still think it's a jump ball. whoever does win it is likely by a very narrow amount which will present interesting governing problems and issues going ahead. paul: interesting "real clear politics," 203 democrats and 196 republican seats or likely republican safe seats. if that happens there are 30 sick toss ups. -- 36 tossups. five are in democratic districts. republicans have to win 22 of those 36. >> i think the map favors narrow democratic majority. kim mentioned early voting. it has been huge. something like 29 million people voting. paul: we have the biggest turnout in a midterm in many, many years. >> some states the number of early voters is double what it was four years ago. there is tremendous amount of
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enthusiasm, that usually works to the benefit of democrats with the high turnout numbers. that is another indication the map is faving them right now. but this congress, they have a lot to brag about, paul. they have gotten a lot done with deregulation, the corporate tax cut, the particularly in the energy sector where we're seeing a lot of growth. they do have something to run on here and i think, you know, some of them tried to make that an issue in the campaign. others have not been able to. but they do have something to write home about here. paul: any particular seats you're looking at bellwethers? >> i will watch new jersey, specifically new jersey 11, incumbent republican jay webber, running against a newcomer, mike sherrill, a woman, annapolis grat, helicopter pilot, former federal prosecutor. running first time. raised million of dollars.
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northern new jersey, moderate republican, also running as a century. leonard lance, running against a former obama official. he is running against a centrist. we'll get returns early in the evening, paul, if they go democratic, it will be a long night for republicans. if one or both republicans hold their seats, that will be a excellent sign for the republican party. paul: kim, one or two you want to look at? >> i'm looking kentucky 6. this is republican district. it went for romney by 14 points, trump by 15. andy barr, the republican, has democratic core, lexington city, surrounded by 19 very rural bluegrass counties. he has done everything right but he is running against amy mcgrath, a former fighter pilot, democrat. she has been running as a moderate. she had tons of money. this is one the republicans ought to put away. if those early returns come in
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and show he has lost, it is going to be a bad night for the gop. by contrast, also looking at florida 26. you mentioned carlos curbelo. this is clinton district. she won it by 16 points, southern florida, very hispanic. he is cuban-american republican. he tried to put distance between himself and the president. if he manages to squeak out a victory, might suggest republicans who distanced themselves a little bit, running nuanced campaign with voters. paul: jason. upstate new york, district held by john fastow, a republican. it is a swing district. obama won in 2012. sharply went to trump in. he is run with a number of black progressives running in this cycle. the race is very close, within
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the margin of error. with the new jersey race we'll find out early. if fast -- faso holds on to this it might not be the blue wave democrats hope. paul: that is the difference between democratic and republican majority in the house it is a big idealogical difference. many races are too close to call. we'll tell you which seats will determine whether republicans can maintain control when we come back. ♪
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♪ paul: republicans fighting to retain control of the senate on tuesday and maybe even pick up a seat or two. the gop now hold as narrow 51-49 majority and with unusually high number of races still considered tossups heading into election day. we're back with a look at races to watch. so, dan, i think, if you talk to the pros, only real guaranteed
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republican pickup, heidi heitkamp in north dakota. that would bump them up. seven race could be close and go either way, include three republicans hold, arizona, nevada, tennessee, which is not done yet. so this could conceivably be a democratic night. the could end up at night with senate control. >> they could or they might not. at moment dead heats senate races missouri, nevada, arizona, indiana. kim said earlier, talking about the house races being a jump ball. there has never been a midterm election like this. in the house, in the senate and in the governorships, there are an incredible number of races that are within the margin of error across the united states. now one that i'm looking at is the senate race in florida between the current governor, rick scott, versus incumbent democrat bill nelson.
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they are in a dead-heat. florida is the ultimate close state. donald trump carried it over hillary clinton by single point. what are they doing down there? rick scott has run 1300 ads in the i-4 corridor, down the middle of the state about defending preexisting conditions. believe it or not, bill nelson has run over 500 ads saying exactly the opposite. that is the intensity which they're running down there. governor scott has made, taken a lot of time trying to make inroads in hispanic communities, specifically the puerto rican communities living in the i-4 corridor. that may benefit them in the end. impossible to predict going to the senate in florida. paul: jason, looking at tossup state, claire mccaskill, running against the state attorney general, josh hawley. deep red state.
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trump won by 20 points. mccaskill is lucky. last time she got someone made a ridiculous comment about rape, closing weeks of election, skated through. all through the summer months. trying to be ahead in the polls, since september. complete reversal hawley. now the racial is essentially a dead-heat. this is example of a state, talking about republican closing arguments earlier. democrat closing arguments in places like health care. they're trying to harp on the fact that democrats, republicans said they would repeal and replace obamacare. they have not done that. so she is talking about things like medicaid for all, single-payer. single-payer. he is talking about things like, what to do with people with preexisting conditions and so forth. that is what the race has been about in states where bashing trump is not going to get you very far. >> this is a state where mccaskill is pretty liberal voter in the senate. we'll see if she can get away with pretending to be more conservative than she is.
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kim, what are you looking at? >> arizona. this is for the open seat of retiring senator jeff flake. it is one of those races as mentioned by dan, that republicans cannot afford to lose. and it is his republican representative, martha mcsally, former fighter pilot, up against a democratic house representative, kyrsten sinema. mcsally has been making a big and very compelling argument about the changed fortunes of arizona under this president, the economy, economic revival, all the good things that have come. sinema on the other hand has been very much bashing as you been talking about bashing mcsally for her vote to repeal the affordable care act and obamacare. definitely making it out to sound as though somehow republicans are responsible for these soaring health care costs and republicans as we know
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across the country have had hard time rebutting those arguments. there is questions about sinema, has a very progressive past and would she be the moderate she claims to be. paul: talk about the stakes in the house and senate, dan. trump administration is shut down, basically. he will not get any judges approved at appellate, supreme court, none, zero nominated by "the federalist" society. nominated larry tribe from harvard, he might make it a lot of nominees won't, for the administration will have a hard time being filled out. then you would lose your leverage in negotiations over the budget. so the stakes in the senate are very high. >> if that happens, paul, like it or not american people will have to get used to the fact the 2020 presidential election begins next wednesday morning. that is the only thing going on. there is a school of thought republicans feel if they hold one seat in the senate and keep that margin you're describing,
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they will have regard the it as very successful evening. paul: upset potential pick, bog hub begin, biotech ceo, running against bob menendez who barely escaped conviction of corruption charges. it might be too long a reach. democrats are willing to give a republican a chance in new jersey. still ahead, with 87 of nation's 99 legislative changes up for re-election, we'll look what is at stake in the states on tuesday. leave me for schwab, but before you do that, you should meet our newest team member, tecky. i'm tecky. i can do it all. go ahead, ask it a question. tecky, can you offer low costs and award-winning wealth management with a satisfaction guarantee, like schwab? sorry. tecky can't do that. schwabbb! calling schwab. we don't have a satisfaction guarantee, but we do have tecky! i'm tecky. i ca... are you getting low costs and award-winning wealth management? if not, talk to schwab. and award-winning wealth management?
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♪ paul: look now what is at stake in the states on tuesday. we begin with the 87 legislative chambers up for re-election in the country. colorado to new hampshire. democrats hope to make significant gains after nearly a decade of republican dominance. tuesday's results will have far-reaching consequences as states gear up for redistricting following the 2020 census. former florida congressman,
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attorney general bill mccollum of republican state leadership committee, an organization dedicated to gaining and maintaining republican control of state legislative bodies across the country. bill, welcome. good to see you again. >> good to see you takes this is one of the great republican successes under the radar, gaining 968 seats under president obama. they control 26 governorships and both bodies in the legislature. democrats only eight but is this the year that the democrats start to whittle away at that advantage? >> well it may be whittled but it will not be a big blue wave. when we won the big blue wave or red wave i should say back in 2010 republicans flipped 21 legislative bodies. that was a big, big number. we won 700 seats this that election. i don't see anything like that on the horizon in this election for the democrats. we do have contested hot races.
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we've got several legislative bodies clearly on the line this particular time and i think they're going to be real contests. it is interesting, all of them are same tossup type situations they have been in every election cycle we've had for quite some time now. it is a matter who goes out to vote like many other races but they're real, real close races in some of these states. paul: tell our listeners why this matters. we mentioned redistricting. coming up on 2010, that is going to be, 2020, after the census. that is the nexen sus. that's crucial, you control one legislative body you can offset a democratic governor. >> it is congressional redistricting. but also important for the states themselves because in the states we've had great success with republican governors and republican legislatures in number of these states. taxes are lower. economies boomed. we put school choice into place in many cases. educational reform, right to work, many other things caused
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those states to do quite well. states controlled by democrats, connecticut, oregon other places haven't done as nearly as well. going back to redistricting for a minute, the money in this is enormous. the republican state leadership committee is the only national republican organization that puts money in nationally at state legislative races. we put in this cycle, 45 to $50 million. that is about 25% increase over the last cycle, but, the democrats are exponentially larger. they're putting hundreds of millions of dollars to win back various races and legislative bodies in the states. they put them in all kinds of places. we see close races. for example we have only one-seat majorities in colorado, in place like new york state, which has been republican most the time the last half century. paul: the state senate. >> the state senate. that is definitely in jeopardy. colorado senate as well. in maine, it is senate there. in new hampshire, both the senate and house. those are really tough for us,
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why we still are in fighting chance of winning them. others much more likely to go our way are close, wisconsin senate, both senate and house in minnesota. both senate and house in michigan. in pennsylvania i think we'll win both of them but senate and house are being contested strongly with a lot of democrat money. in my home state of florida, the state senate is. i think we hold that as we should hold arizona and other states we're talking about but it is interesting how much money they put with special groups. paul: where is that money coming from? is this coming from a lot of big donors, mike bloombergs, george soros? eric holder made a specific announcement he would try to raise money with redistricting in mind to win these races? >> well, that's right. he raised, we think somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 million he said he would for the congressional redistricting committee he and president obama set up. we don't know precisely where
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the money came from because it interchanges. forward majority, put $1.8 million into several florida house races just last week. we have the center for public policy which is, very much a left side group, that is put a millions of dollars in. they say they will spend 40 to 60 million. we, we don't know where that is coming from. that is in addition to the money coming out of the soros group, coming out of the steyer group, coming out of the bloomberg group on gun issue. coming out of the pro-choice movement planned parenthood, coming from units and trial lawyers. presumably money coming from trial lawyers and hollywood types and other groups. this is exponential increase what is has been spent before. now their objective to win the control for 2021. this is a step process. we're very concerned to hold that. paul: are there any legislators, legislatures now held by democrats in states where you
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think you have a fighting chance to turn them your way? you're playing defense for the most part. what do you want to turn on offense? >> interesting point, high-water mark, 67 of 99 bodies been at forever, we think we can win in connecticut, a state you heard earlier about the governor's race. we have a tie for the senate. we should be able to win the senate. there we may be able to win the house. race. we have a tie for the senate. we should be able to win the senate. there we may be able to win the house. it is about four seats difference there. we think, we feel real good about that one. alaska another one where we think of a chance nailing that down. i think there are a number of states we could pull some surprises still out there but, yes, we're mostly on defense because we are at the high-water mark. we'll probably lose some. i don't think we'll lose very many but probably will to be realistic. i want to add one other thing. paul: quickly bill. >> future majority project we put 20 million into last few years. we increased enormously number of hispanics and minority and
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women candidates in the state legislative races and in the state legislatures in this country. and i'm very proud of that. that has a big part to do why we're doing well. paul: thank you, bill mccollum. thank you for coming? >> you're welcome. paul: with 36 governor seats up for re-election tuesday, democrats hope to make gain particularly in republican territory. we'll look at their chances
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♪ paul: 36 governor seats up for election tuesday with, tight races in several key states. panel is back for with their picks for governor races to watch. kim, pick one in the midwest. that is a place where republican cost lose every single race in the upper midwest. >> yeah.
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this one is, would be emblematic of that. so this is wisconsin where scott walker is asking for a third term. you know in some ways he has a very good story to tell, on the economy in the particular in the state. he had the public sector union reform he got through which also held advantages for the state. he is also running against a democrat who is not really that charismatic, tony evers, head of wisconsin public schools. on other hand, democrats have been gunning for walker forever. there is a lot of money coming in against him. i think bigger problem is that he is, you know, he is basically because of the recall, this is the fourth time in eight years he is asking voters to reelect him. there may be a fatigue question going on there. this is one to see whether or not he pulls out. paul: one of donald trump's least popular states wisconsin, which won't help walker. jason what are you looking at? >> georgia, secretary of state
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brian kimp running against stacey abrams. race is statistically tied. last week abrams brought in oprah. kemp brought in mike pence. gives you idea of the stakes. what is it interesting about the race, abrams is running una bashed progressive. she is pro-abortion. she is anti-gun rights. medicaid for all. it is very interesting. this is a deep red state trump won handily, but she thinks that is the strategy to win. paul: kemp is running as a trump republican. >> very much running as a trump republican. the voters there have a true, true contrast. paul: dan, what are you looking at? >> looking at florida which is twin with georgia. down in florida, tallahassee mayor andrew gillum, running against republican congressman ron desantis because he was endorsed by donald trump. andrew gillum is up ashamed running as the second coming of bernie sanders.
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raising minimum wage to $15. raising corporate raise. spending billion dollars for school choice program, medicaid for all, abolishing the u.s. immigration service, giving licenses to illegal immigrants. this guy is in a dead-heat with desantis in florida! paul: desantis has not been a very good candidate, be honest of that. >> desantis is running against the second coming of donald trump. he has rallies gillum, lock him up. lock him up. paul: allegations of influence-peddling. >> this has national significance, paul. desantis is trump's candidate. if andrew gillum wins in florida, that means florida is at risk for donald trump in 2020. paul: kim, why is walker, behind when he, and bill schutte, both those states have spectacular economic records last few years.
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unemployment rate is down, even maybe under three in wisconsin, yet they're not, they might lose both those statehouses? >> well, you know, you just hit on it. a little earlier. the midwest has been where donald trump has most voters sour against him. and so those republican governors, and in the statehouses there, they're all laboring against this. to the extent donald trump tried to make this election on him, that has been one of the main aspects of all of these races rather than the achievements of the republicans and legislatures there that have done so much for these states. paul: test whether or not the trump coalition is majority coalition with donald trump not on the ballot. and in the states. i want to mention one race, connecticut. bob stefanowski, bob laugher mentioned it, reform growth candidate, against ned lamont. the state of connecticut economy shrunk over 10 years by more than 9%. that is like greece.
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paul: time for hits and misses of the weekend. kim, first to you. >> a hit to the department of justice, unsealed an indictment against 10 chinese spies, who hacked into an aviation company and stolen intellectual property. paul this is, big debate what to do about china's rampant intellectual property theft. some of us those in the business community, trump administration's preferred way of handling this is to escalate a trade war which threatens our own prosperity. this is far superior way to go about it. shows we are watching. it is chinese who will be held
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accountable. paul: jason. >> this is hit for congressman steve stivers head of republican campaign committee for rebucking fellow republican steve king, saying nice things about neofascists and white nationals. republicans policing their own. we could use more of that on both sides of the aisle. paul: dan? >> could use unadulterated good news. a hit to nasa's parker solar probe. a little device set off in august, racing towards the moon. this week it made its first close pass to the moon. close in this world being 26 million miles away. a little thing flying along at 153,000 miles-an-hour. united states is doing something we would all agree simply wondrous. heading towards the sun. i'm sorry i said the moon. it is heading towards the sun. paul: already passed the moon. remember if you have your own
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hit-and-miss, tweet it to us. thanks to my panel. thanks to to all of you watching. i'm paul gigot. i hope to see you here next week. ♪ >> i'm bob massi. for 32 years, i've been practicing law and living in las vegas. i help people with all sorts of real-estate problems, from trying to save their homes to closing major deals. 8 years ago, 6,000 people a month moved here looking for employment and affordable homes. little did anyone know that we would become ground zero for the american real-estate crisis. now, it's a different story. the american dream is back. but even today, i still get over 300 e-mails a week from people. they just want to know how to navigate the new landscape so they can live the american dream.


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