Campaigns Ramp Up Ahead of the November 6th Elections (in Photos)

Next month's elections will serve as an effective referendum on Trump.
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With the mid-term elections a month away, the campaign trail is heating up across the United States. Senate races in typically safely Republican states like Texas and Tennessee are competitive as voters seek to either affirm the leadership of President Donald Trump or undermine his legislative priorities by returning the House and Senate to Democrats.

That goal is made more pressing by the drama unfolding in the Senate over the potential confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court—a blue Congress could take decisions like these in an entirely different direction. Plus, highly watched governors' races in Georgia and beyond could shape state policy for years to come.

Money and influence are pouring into decisive races across the country from all different sources. Trump has returned to campaign-style rallies. Former leaders like Barack Obama, Joe Biden, George W. Bush, and more are hitting the trail with their respective parties. Grassroots campaigns and first-time candidates (like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York) are rising to national prominence. And across the country, voter registration campaigns are attempting to get eligible constituents signed up ahead of looming deadlines.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump attend a rally at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota, on October 4th, 2018.

Supporters of President Donald Trump attend a rally at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota, on October 4th, 2018.

Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), joined by singer Willie Nelson, waves to supporters at a campaign rally at Auditorium Shores on September 29th, 2018, in Austin, Texas. O'Rourke is running against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz for his Senate seat.

Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), joined by singer Willie Nelson, waves to supporters at a campaign rally at Auditorium Shores on September 29th, 2018, in Austin, Texas. O'Rourke is running against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz for his Senate seat.

California Democratic congressional candidate Josh Harder speaks during a town hall-style meeting at a Best Western hotel on October 4th, 2018, in Patterson, California. Harder is running against Republican incumbent Representative Jeff Denham in California's 10th District. According to a new poll, Harder has a 5 percentage point lead over Denham.

California Democratic congressional candidate Josh Harder speaks during a town hall-style meeting at a Best Western hotel on October 4th, 2018, in Patterson, California. Harder is running against Republican incumbent Representative Jeff Denham in California's 10th District. According to a new poll, Harder has a 5 percentage point lead over Denham.

Florida Democratic congressional candidate Donna Shalala speaks as she attends a protest at Miami International Airport as airport workers call for fair wages, union rights, paid sick leave, and safe workplaces on October 2nd, 2018, in Miami, Florida. Shalala is running against Republican challenger Maria Elvira Salazar for the seat.

Florida Democratic congressional candidate Donna Shalala speaks as she attends a protest at Miami International Airport as airport workers call for fair wages, union rights, paid sick leave, and safe workplaces on October 2nd, 2018, in Miami, Florida. Shalala is running against Republican challenger Maria Elvira Salazar for the seat.

Republican candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis speaks during an event put on by the Police Benevolent Association in Palm Beach County on October 3rd, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida. DeSantis is facing off against Democratic challenger Andrew Gillum.

Republican candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis speaks during an event put on by the Police Benevolent Association in Palm Beach County on October 3rd, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida. DeSantis is facing off against Democratic challenger Andrew Gillum.

Illinois lieutenant governor candidate Juliana Stratton speaks with high school students during a round table discussion as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker listen at a creative workspace for women on October 1st, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. Stratton, Clinton, and Pritzker spoke to students about leadership.

Illinois lieutenant governor candidate Juliana Stratton speaks with high school students during a round table discussion as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker listen at a creative workspace for women on October 1st, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. Stratton, Clinton, and Pritzker spoke to students about leadership.

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