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Today’s Issue:

  • Our reporters are spread across the country, writing on some of the midterms’ biggest races. We’ve compiled a breakdown of the ones we’re watching most closely.
  • Then we zoom in. Elaine Godfrey has been reporting from Iowa; McKay Coppins from San Diego. They’ll share what they’ve learned on the ground.
  • Join us on the forums at to share your reactions as the news unfolds.   

A Guide to the Races We’re Watching

By Caroline Kitchener

Tomorrow, Americans will vote on 435 voting members of the House, 35 senators, and 36 governors. Leading up to the midterms, The Atlantic has zeroed in on a few races that stand out. Here’s what’s caught our writers’ attention, and why.

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