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Staffer Survey: Getting Substantive Things Done in an Election Year
How the midterms affect congressional offices

Senate staffers and visitors pass by models of the Capitol in the Hart Senate Office Building. Roll Call surveyed congressional staff about how busy they are in an election year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A Clash of Experiences in Kentucky’s 6th District Democratic Primary
McGrath and Gray tout their backgrounds ahead of Tuesday primary

Tim Armstrong, the chief executive officer of Oath and former U.S. Marine and congressional candidate in Kentucky Amy McGrath speak onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS)

Even a casual observer of politics has probably heard of Amy McGrath. 

The retired Marine fighter pilot made a splash last year with an introductory video about the letters she wrote to members of Congress asking them to change the law so that women could fly in combat.

Ohio Passes Bipartisan Redistricting Ballot Initiative to Curb Gerrymandering
The new redistricting rules ban partisan gerrymandering through the state consitution.

Voters leave the Medina County Early Voting site. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot proposal Tuesday to reform the state’s redistricting process by requiring bipartisan cooperation in making new maps.

After polls closed, three-quarters of votes counted backed the ballot initiative. The measure asked voters if they wanted to amend the state constitution to require bipartisanship while drawing new congressional districts.

Internal Poll Shows Competitive New York House Race
The poll tested Pat Ryan and Antonio Delgado against GOP Rep. John Faso

Rep. John Faso, R-N.Y., is a top Democratic target. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

An internal Democratic poll shows GOP Rep. John Faso is in for a competitive race, with two Democratic challengers polling ahead or very close to the first-term lawmaker.

Democrat Pat Ryan, an Iraq War veteran, was slightly ahead of Faso, while attorney Antonio Delgado is close behind, according to a poll conducted for Ryan’s campaign and shared with Roll Call. The poll tested just Ryan and Delgado in a general election matchup against Faso. Both Ryan and Delgado are currently among the top candidates in a crowded Democratic field.

Patrick Morrisey Wins West Virginia GOP Senate Primary
State attorney general will face Joe Manchin in November

West Virginia Republican Patrick Morrisey, right, attends a campaign event with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., left, at Richwood Industries in Huntington, W.Va., on May 3. Morrisey won the GOP Senate nomination Tuesday night. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has won the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III in November in what’s likely to be one of the most closely watched races in the country.

He took 35 percent of the vote in a six-way GOP primary field, besting Rep. Evan Jenkins and former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship who finished with 29 percent and 20 percent, respectively. 

All the Voter ID Laws in May Primary States, Explained
Primary season ramps up, state requirement vary to cast ballot

Voting signs are posted at the early voting polls at One Judiciary Square in Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

More states in recent years enacted voter ID laws requiring people to provide some form of proof that they are who they say they are before casting a ballot. Courts across the nation continue to judge, while Republicans say these laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud and Democrats argue the laws create barriers to voting and disenfranchise minority voters.

Either way, if you plan to vote this May, here’s what you need to bring:

Internal Poll Shows Campa-Najjar Best Positioned Against Hunter
Quarter of voters remain undecided

Ammar Campa-Najjar, Democratic candidate for California’s 50th Congressional district, is interviewed by CQ Roll Call at their D.C. office, March 27, 2018. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

A Democratic candidate challenging embattled Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter says his internal polling shows he is best positioned to take on the incumbent.

Former Obama administration official Ammar Campa-Najjar’s campaign released an internal poll showing him in second place behind Hunter in California’s 50th District ahead of next month's primary.

Trump More Like Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, Liberal Polling Group Asks
Question included as part of larger health care poll

U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A liberal polling outlet celebrated Star Wars Day by asking if President Donald Trump is more like Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader.

Public Policy Polling, a liberal polling outlet based in North Carolina, conducted the surveys for the Health Care Voter coalition for a number of crucial races.

Liberal Groups Release Polls Showing Health Care Could Hurt GOP Incumbents
Release comes one year after House Republicans passed their health care bill

Members of the New Jersey Citizen Action group protest outside the Capitol on July 26, 2017, as the Senate held a second day of voting on health care legislation. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A coalition of liberal groups is releasing new polling to show that health care could be a key issue in the midterms,  and that a vote for the Republican health care plan last year could come back to hurt  GOP incumbents. 

The polls, commissioned by the Health Care Voter coalition, were conducted in seven House districts and statewide in Nevada and Tennessee. The results, shared first with Roll Call, come one year after House Republicans and President Donald Trump celebrated passing the GOP health care bill, which would have dismantled parts of the 2010 health care law. That effort stalled in the Senate and the bill did not become law.

Poll: Millennial Support for Democrats Slips 9 Points in Two Years
Losses most significant among white millennials

A streetcar passes a voting station along St. Charles Avenue during the state Republican primary on March 24, 2012, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Democrats have lost a significant amount of support among millennial voters ahead of the November midterm elections, according to a new poll released Monday.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll showed support for Democrats slipped 9 points in the past two years, now registering at 46 percent. The poll also found two of three millennial voters dislike President Donald Trump.