The best barometer for midterms came in Ohio, where the contest in a congressional district that Republicans have held for three decades was too close to call

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down to the wire and could possibly give Republicans something to worry about.”},{“title”:”Obama announces 2018 midterm endorsements”,”duration”:”01:43″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/08/01/obama-announces-2018-midterm-endorsements-ip-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/08/01/obama-announces-2018-midterm-endorsements-ip-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170622210800-barack-obama-file-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/08/01/obama-announces-2018-midterm-endorsements-ip-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”Former President Barack Obama announced his first wave of endorsements for Democratic candidates vying for elected positions in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.”,”descriptionText”:”Former President Barack Obama announced his first wave of endorsements for Democratic candidates vying for elected positions in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.”},{“title”:”Why Democrats are optimistic about midterms”,”duration”:”01:52″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/07/29/midterm-data-why-democrats-are-optimistic-john-king-ip-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/07/29/midterm-data-why-democrats-are-optimistic-john-king-ip-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180729085142-john-king-midterms-magic-wall-july-29-2018-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/07/29/midterm-data-why-democrats-are-optimistic-john-king-ip-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/john-king-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>John King\u003c/a> looks at new data around the midterm house races that are giving Democrats hope that they can wrest control of the House of Representatives away from the GOP.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/john-king-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>John King\u003c/a> looks at new data around the midterm house races that are giving Democrats hope that they can wrest control of the House of Representatives away from the GOP.”},{“title”:”Candidate teaches kid to ‘build the wall’ in new campaign ad”,”duration”:”01:14″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/07/31/ron-desantis-campaign-ad-florida-candidate-orig-mss.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/07/31/ron-desantis-campaign-ad-florida-candidate-orig-mss.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180730131744-desantis-campaign-ad-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/07/31/ron-desantis-campaign-ad-florida-candidate-orig-mss.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis released a new campaign ad where he teaches his toddler to \”build the wall,\” referring to President Trump’s proposed border policy.”,”descriptionText”:”Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis released a new campaign ad where he teaches his toddler to \”build the wall,\” referring to President Trump’s proposed border policy.”},{“title”:”2018 could leave us more divided than ever”,”duration”:”04:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/07/19/2018-midterm-elections-virginia-ron-brownstein-zw-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/07/19/2018-midterm-elections-virginia-ron-brownstein-zw-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180208235003-capitol-exterior-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/07/19/2018-midterm-elections-virginia-ron-brownstein-zw-orig.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”CNN political analyst Ron Brownstein explains why the 2018 midterms will likely leave America more divided, and more polarized, than ever.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN political analyst Ron Brownstein explains why the 2018 midterms will likely leave America more divided, and more polarized, than ever.”},{“title”:”Twin sisters run for office in opposing parties”,”duration”:”01:00″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2018/07/18/twin-sisters-run-for-office-opposing-parties.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2018/07/18/twin-sisters-run-for-office-opposing-parties.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180718121421-twin-sisters-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2018/07/18/twin-sisters-run-for-office-opposing-parties.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”Twin sisters Jessica Ann Tyson and Monica Sparks are running for office in opposing parties. Although the sisters are identical, their political views couldn’t be any more different.”,”descriptionText”:”Twin sisters Jessica Ann Tyson and Monica Sparks are running for office in opposing parties. Although the sisters are identical, their political views couldn’t be any more different.”},{“title”:”Rookie politician topples 10-term incumbent”,”duration”:”01:20″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/06/27/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-joe-crowley-new-york-14-primary-orig-llr.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/06/27/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-joe-crowley-new-york-14-primary-orig-llr.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180627032047-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/06/27/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-joe-crowley-new-york-14-primary-orig-llr.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”First-time politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th congressional district.”,”descriptionText”:”First-time politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th congressional district.”},{“title”:”Mitt Romney’s complex approach to Trump”,”duration”:”03:25″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/06/26/romney-utah-primary-wont-lockstep-trump-bash-dnt-newday-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/06/26/romney-utah-primary-wont-lockstep-trump-bash-dnt-newday-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180421193802-mitt-romney-jan-19-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/06/26/romney-utah-primary-wont-lockstep-trump-bash-dnt-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/dana-bash-profile\”>Dana Bash\u003c/a> reports on Mitt Romney’s complex approach to President Trump as he runs for senate in Utah, saying he is ready to speak out against Trump if he disagrees, but recognizes it’s Trump’s Republican Party.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/dana-bash-profile\”>Dana Bash\u003c/a> reports on Mitt Romney’s complex approach to President Trump as he runs for senate in Utah, saying he is ready to speak out against Trump if he disagrees, but recognizes it’s Trump’s Republican Party.”},{“title”:”Candidate’s ad for Congress goes viral”,”duration”:”01:54″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/06/25/mj-hegar-congressional-candidate-viral-political-ad-newday.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/06/25/mj-hegar-congressional-candidate-viral-political-ad-newday.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180626020656-mj-hegar-congressional-candidate-viral-political-ad-newday-00001506-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/06/25/mj-hegar-congressional-candidate-viral-political-ad-newday.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”M.J. Hegar, a former Air Force combat search and rescue pilot and Democrat running for Congress in Texas, shares her story in a political ad that’s gone viral.”,”descriptionText”:”M.J. Hegar, a former Air Force combat search and rescue pilot and Democrat running for Congress in Texas, shares her story in a political ad that’s gone viral.”},{“title”:”Newsom will face off in general election”,”duration”:”01:22″,”sourceName”:”KPIX”,”sourceLink”:”http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/06/06/gavin-newsom-california-governor-primary-speech-bts.kpix/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/06/06/gavin-newsom-california-governor-primary-speech-bts.kpix”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180606041337-gavin-newsom-speech-ca-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/06/06/gavin-newsom-california-governor-primary-speech-bts.kpix/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”CNN projects Democrat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will claim one of the top two spots in the California gubernatorial election, advancing him to the November general election.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN projects Democrat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will claim one of the top two spots in the California gubernatorial election, advancing him to the November general election.”},{“title”:”Cox earns spot in CA general election”,”duration”:”01:12″,”sourceName”:”KUSI”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.kusi.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/06/06/john-cox-california-governor-primary-speech-bts.kusi/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/06/06/john-cox-california-governor-primary-speech-bts.kusi”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180606043638-john-cox-ca-primary-speech-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/06/06/john-cox-california-governor-primary-speech-bts.kusi/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”CNN projects Republican John Cox will claim one one of the spots in California’s gubernatorial election, advancing him to the general election in November.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN projects Republican John Cox will claim one one of the spots in California’s gubernatorial election, advancing him to the general election in November.”},{“title”:”A closer look at toss-up House races”,”duration”:”01:09″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/05/11/key-house-race-toss-ups-orig-bw-vstan.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/05/11/key-house-race-toss-ups-orig-bw-vstan.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180511134258-key-house-race-toss-ups-orig-bw-vstan-00005022-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/05/11/key-house-race-toss-ups-orig-bw-vstan.cnn/video/playlists/2018-midterm-elections/”,”description”:”CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down the 22 seats that could decide the majority in the House this fall.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down the 22 seats that could decide the majority in the House this fall.”}],’js-video_headline-featured-12shvuo’,”,”js-video_source-featured-12shvuo”,true,true,’2018-midterm-elections’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length
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