Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. ~ Franklin Pierce Adams
The 2018 mid-term elections will take place on November 6, 2018. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested, as well as 39 state and territorial governorships. Numerous other state and local elections will also be contested. Record numbers of Republican retirements and resignations mean less incumbent advantage for Republican seats. High numbers of Democrats new to politics entering races in response to the Trump presidency will change the fabric of state and national politics. State elections will impact the redistricting that will follow the 2020 US Census, since many states charge governors and state legislators with drawing new boundaries for state legislative and Congressional districts. How did we get here? And what could this election cycle mean for US politics moving forward?