Democratic challenger Sara Gideon repeatedly tried to link the endangered Senate Republican with McConnell and the president.
President Donald Trump and his aides on Tuesday appeared resigned to waiting until after the election to get a coronavirus stimulus package and put blame on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the delay.
Democrats are waging an effective campaign to retake Senate control, so much so President Donald Trump has warned GOP fundraisers the Senate majority is squarely in the balance in the finals days of the election.
Republicans on Saturday blocked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s attempt during a rare weekend session to force consideration of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill as the GOP rushed ahead with its effort to confirm right-wing judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just before the November election.
The fight for a majority in the chamber is most likely to be decided in Colorado, Arizona, Maine, North Carolina and Iowa. And there may be some surprises.
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters is a rare Democratic target for Republicans this cycle in a state President Trump narrowly won in 2016.

Will Kansas go blue?

An extraordinary thing is happening in my home state of Kansas: A Democrat has a real shot at winning one of the state's U.S. Senate seats.
Sen. Dick Durbin asked Judge Amy Coney Barrett if the president had the authority to deny the right to vote based on race. Barrett cited the 15th Amendment but did not outright say that the president was not allowed to do so.
Republicans aim to confirm Barrett to the Court before Election Day, and Democrats acknowledge they lack the votes to block her confirmation.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are "uncertain right now" about the direction in which they want to take the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. John Kennedy said Tuesday.
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