Presidents tend to stay out of primary politics in midterm elections, backing nominees only after voters have had their say. But Donald Trump has put his finger on the scale in Florida's gubernatorial race by tweeting his endorsement of Rep. Ron DeSantis, who has closely aligned himself with Trump.
Allegations of sexual misconduct have cost a lot of powerful people their jobs in the age of #MeToo, but in state politics, many candidates are following the example of President Trump and weathering the storm.
President Trump has launched tariffs he believes will lead to better trade deals for U.S. manufacturers in the future, but retaliatory tariffs are hurting farmers now. How will Republicans in trade-dependent states like Tennessee stay true to their free-trade philosophy while backing the popular president?
Georgia's Stacey Abrams faces an uphill battle to become the first black woman elected governor in the United States. But her star power has drawn national attention and motivated some of her party's most loyal voters: fellow black women.
Candidates with complicated relationships with President Donald Trump face uphill battles in places where the president is popular, like reliably Republican North Dakota. The president's chance to nominate another Supreme Court justice just adds pressure from both sides.