The GOP will likely expand its Senate majority after the midterms, and most of the senators running in 2020 appear safe. Despite having a more favorable map, Democrats will still have a difficult path to a majority.
The arrest comes two days after the husband of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said he received a threatening letter that referred to Collins' support for Kanvanaugh, and which claimed to be tainted with the deadly toxin ricin
Republicans and Democrats will spend the final month of the midterm election campaign in an unprecedented test of the potency of gender politics.
The commitment comes after Bloomberg declared he would be pushing ahead with an $80 million investment to support Democratic candidates.
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in on Saturday as the 114th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, after the Senate voted confirm his nomination amid an emotional, weeks-long debate.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, seemed to refer to a theory first broached by a Washington Post columnist and later promoted by conservative pundits and Kavanaugh himself: Perhaps the accusations against the judge were a case of mistaken identity.
Collins revealed her decision Friday afternoon, hours after a key procedural vote in the confirmation process. Minutes after her announcement, West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he would also vote yes on Kavanaugh.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is expected to announce on Friday how she will vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court in a 3 p.m. ET speech on the floor of the Senate.
Majority Forward, a nonprofit group that spends millions to get Democrats elected to the U.S. Senate, is sticking with Bredesen, even though his statement in support of the embattled judge Friday bucked the party line.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports that the White House is confident that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed by the Senate on Saturday.
The Arizona Republican says he would support Kavanaugh shortly after he voted to advance the judge's nomination to a final vote, which is expected Saturday.
Two key senators, one Democrat and one Republican, voted against their parties in a dramatic showdown on the floor of the Senate on the question of whether to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a confirmation vote this weekend.
"As of now I don't really know and I don't know if anybody else does," said the Judiciary Committee chairman, who oversaw Kavanaugh's contentious confirmation hearings.
Heitkamp, facing re-election in a state President Donald Trump won by nearly 40 percentage points in 2016, is considered the most endangered Democrat in the Senate.
The Iowa Republican and his Democratic colleagues made their comments Thursday after seeing a report about the bureau's supplemental background check into the appeals judge.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to have a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation this week. A procedural vote on the nomination is expected Friday. The final confirmation vote could happen Saturday.
The Senate is expected to receive the report early on Thursday.
"The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close," McConnell said of the push to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Even before Thursday's explosive Senate hearing, popular opinion had already begin tilting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But when it comes to matters before the Senate, popular opinion doesn't count.
"What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open and hope you win [the presidency] in 2020," Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina shouts.