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these be with us. and neil cavuto begins our national election coverage, only four states. i'm going to call it national because he has that kind of standing. stay with us. . you're watching fax business network coverage of the 2018 primary elections. here is neil cavuto. >> if you think about these up for grabs today in the various primary races, west virginia, indiana, ohio, north carolina, collectively they represent 50 electoral votes. those are all wins for donald trump in the last go around. so he got all of those 50 electoral votes and in a few of the states he won by big margins. in fact a lot of people are saying the trump tail effect has to continue and probably will continue. for thos some of those he blessy backing and some of those just
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by saying keep up the good fight. we're getting into that tonight, these battlegrounds that have a lot to decide what hapt happenso the united states senate. if you buy the notion there's a blue wave come thrg, it's not at all given that it's coming to the united states senate. in fact the three uncouple bent democratic senators fighting fir their lives tonight in these battles, they're trailing in polls against any one of their republican challengers we're going to go through this case by case. but there's a possibility that republicans could, when all is said and done, come november if f the trend was to continue, pick up their margin in the united states senate. so let's start picking it apart. what we're getting out of these states, we're going to be rifling through them here in the order that we are getting results here. but we'll do so throughout the evening here. what i like about the guys in the control room, they simply will not wait for me.
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they've told me pops -- that's what they call me, pops. they're going to ram through this to keep you up to date on this. i've got some seasoned pros here with me with my friend and colleague lou dobbs, trish reagan here as well and kennedy who has graciously given up her hour so we can do this. let me begin with you in your sense of what lou was touching nonthe show before, this momentum that seems to defy a lot of expectations sometimes, in this particular battle, the senate battlegrounds, it's the democrats who are facing up to a battle. kennedy: they are absolutely. they're running a lot more candidates in states that are unfavorable to their sort of nonmessage right now. it's the opposite position that the republicans were in in 2014. and in 2016 they were supposed to be completely drug and that didn't happen. the republicans were able to
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hold on to the senate in a very contentious political environment. we'll see. this is very different territory than we've been in in some time. because, you know, the president in 2010 didn't exactly have an economic boost. we were still very much in that great recession under president obama. but now you see the economy still ticking in the right direction. you've got some very interesting things happening on the foreign policy front. and aside from the president's personality, there are a lot of accomplishments that these candidates can pin their hopes on, even if they just run on issue and not necessarily the president's name. >> you know, it is interesting, when you look at these contests and it's fascinating, lou, i know you were touching on this, but the senate is a different beast here, right? i mean we've got 35 races. democrats must defend 26 seats, republicans nine. but for the democrats, ten of those seats are in states that donald trump won convincingly.
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so they've got that battle particularly evident tonight in west virginia, indiana and ohio. but i i remember distinctly, my friend, very early on in 2016, you would always shake your head when we were going through some of these races and not buying some of the consensus polls out there, including many that had donald trump losing my double digits. what does your gut tell you now? lou: my gut tells me no that some of the pollsters are still in business. you look at what we're see in the polling on don blankenship. i may be proved utterly wrong, but i cannot imagine why he would be leading in that field given all that -- even to create the role of outsider. when the president of the united states is saying that you should not vote for him because of the mess that was made of roy moore in alabama forhe republican party, and ultimately the democratic victory in that state. >> what would you read into that
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if indeed he were to do very well, in fact win it. he's another pariah, roy moore. donald trump said not to vote for the guy. what does that mean if he does okay and wins. lou: i don't think we would have to wait long. but it would mean that the trump halo is no longer in effect in the state of west virginia. meanwhile, people are scratching their heads trying to figure out what mitch mcconnell has been doing in that state, why there's any question about who should be in that primary field. and we will hear from the left bring -- not just during periods of when the moon is lighting up the sky, but 24 hours a day that this blue wave is back. i think that would be the response. i think it would be wrong, even if blankenship were to win. it's something i cannot imagine here tonight at this early, early hour. >> it is early but it is funny when you think about it. trish, i think it's dangerous
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for the national republican to insert themselves and their wishes and priorities in a race, whether it's the president or mish mcconnell. i know there are roy moore fears with blankenship and the baggage that he carries into this, spent a year in prison over the regulation thing and what he knew and didn't know about disregarding safety and all of that in that coal mining disaster in 2010. but i'm wondering if he ends up doing very very well, you would think it would another reminded to official washington to officially stay out. >> sure. i think dump has a tremendous effect when he's running. a personality and presence. has all of the charisma to do himself well. the problem he has is that not all of the candidates are donald trump. they don't have the charisma, whether it's roy moore, none of them quite and in this case,
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blankenship, they don't have what donald trump has in terms of presence and personality. so they're all trying to sort of copy cat but it's not the real deal and i think the voter senses that and thus whatever effect he should have on an election is somewhat restrained. i mean he's not able to go in and say vote for this one, don't vote for that one and have that kind of effect. >> barack obama did well on elections when we was on the ballot. he couldn't carry the halo effect when he wasn't. but a lot of people read different things into that. we're getting confirmation by the democratic side in the state of ypped is going to be the democratic nominee for governor. he will take on, right now -- i don't know what i said there. anyway, the ohio attorney general who spent close to $5 million in that race, had stiff competition from mary taylor. but we should get a sense as well here how it's looking right
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now in the senate primary there in ypped which has go indiana wa lot of attention. luke mezzer, the outside business candidate or the congressman first elected in 2012. mike braun a former indiana state representative. has a lot of money. spent a good deal of it right now and it's paid off for him in indiana. he's going to be the nominee. he was challenging very inside elected officials. he said he was going to be the outsider. had a lot of money to put down on that. he will be the person to challenge joe donnelly in the state of indiana, a state of course that donald trump won appreciably. and lou dobbs looking at that, any early read is that if you had the money and you were spending a lot of it, it has given you an early edge, hasn't it? lou: no question about it. and also preserving that outsider status. indiana making it clear -- you were talking about earlier what to read in west virginia.
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in indiana it's fairly clear. we're looking at the man who most successfully positioned himself as the outsider in braun against two candidates who are sitting congressman. it's a clear statement there, at least in that race. >> think about it. a lot of outsiders are those who veered away from the establishment figures, did very, very well. too early to tell in west virginia. but that ask a theme that if you think about it, it really goes back, you know, to donald trump himself. it's interesting. kennedy: it's funny because in that race in particular, that senate primary in indiana, braun was carrying about cardboard cutouts of mezzer and rokita to show how identical they were. >> i do that with you and lou. people eat it up. kennedy: we're your flat stanleys. >> you know, it's interesting. when i look at that and we see some of the other races, we were
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looking at richard carter who looks like he will be the former financial director who was recruited to run in this race in ohio. he's goings to be the democratic standard there. this was a candidate who, you know, fought often a lot of potential challenges who wanted to be in the race and he used that background that he had with elizabeth warren and everything else and sealed the deal. >> it really speak to the two sides of the party. elizabeth warren, hillary clinton, bernie sanders type of party and then sort of the new direction that i also think the democrats would like to be going in. conor lamb and getting away from the nancy pelosi like label, which it really has become. but you know, i think that -- kennedy: it's hard to fine someone further left than kucinich. he's very progressive. he campaigned on infrastructure
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and health care for all. he's arguably more progressive than bernie sanders. >> it was a bernie sanders group that was backing him, not bernie sanders himself. but elizabeth warren did support him. i don't know what that necessarily means, lou, going into the next wave of primaries and then getting on to 2020 where both are entertaining a presidential run. but i guess people interrupt more juice than that. what do you think? lou: the juice, it seems at least in the state of ohio and the governor's race, the democratic primary, it is, as you suggest, there's nothing conservative about dennis kucinich. but there is certainly far more conservatism on his side than richard cordray. he is elizabeth warren left if there is anyone out there running. i mean i can't imagine anyone more to the left than cordray. so that's going to be very interesting if we see this
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result in democratic primaries. i've got to think that mitch mcconnell, paul ryan and the white house, the president are going to be cheering this kind of candidate coming out of the primaries with the nomination. >> we should also stress, as i mentioned before, the attorney general, the man who spent the most in this race on the republican side got his money's worth. held off a strong challenge by mary taylor who did not ne. but in the end it was not good enough. she tried to walk the elegant line between his pap you loor pr measures. in fact a lot of people think that he is going to challenge president trump in the republican nomination next go around. it's way too early to tell on that. bottom line is that those who were expected to do well and had the money and party backing are
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early on this evening grabbing the limelight. we have a lot more to explore on this. and after this, remember, in these four states donald trump was the big victory, carries considerable weight. mainly the exception in in north carolina where he won by four points. in all of the other states by double digits. he was the guy who you wanted to attach your wagon too and some were arguing over who really deserved his backing, even when donald trump wasn't giving it to anyone. some said well, he backed me, sometimes. there is one race we're following closely and that candidate we keep talking about in west virginia who just could ultimately run as a third-party candidate. they have a little rule against doing so. then what does he do? more on that after this.
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by the way, we're learn in new york, this on the same we're exiting the iran deal that you know about from the president of the united states that is optimistic it won't have any adverse negotiations we do have the north korea. >> good evening. today companies around the world are making plans to wind down
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their operations in iran. the secretary of treasury say that the sanctions go into effect today meaning no new deals can be done by american companies or companies with assets tied to the country in iran. industries like oil, banking, and energy have 180 days to wind down. everyone else in iran has 90 day to get the operations finished. steve mnuchin says after those deadlines we'll quote enforce compliance. the secretary of treasury goes on to say that our tjt tif is to geobjective is toget a tough de. >> he's focused on the ballistic missilance the state sponsor of terrorism. we've had lots of discussions with our allies and we'll continue to do that. >> president trump says the nuclear deal as it wu where i in did not deter what he calls the
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sinister behavior by iran. it also gave them back billions of cash and locking their finances. democrats lashed out at the president's decision today. >> the greatest worries from iran are not right now the nuclear side but rather what they're doing in syria, what they're doing to arm hezbollah. and to me, the right thing to do would have been to try to come up with our allies, with on agreement on those issues and let the nuclear part of this continue as is because it's not being violated in any way. >> now back to companies that have a lot to lose. boeing actually signed a deal with airlines in iran in 2017 where $34 billion. in total they have plans and agreement to deliver 110 planes worth $20 billion. today i can tell you that the licenses and waivers to deliver those planes are now been
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revoked. neil: edward lawrence thank you very much. a footnote on chuck schumer, he voted against along with three other democrats in the senate the measure that's getting the controversy today that the property up ended. he didn't like it then, apparently likes it now and doesn't like the president now. to former bush 43, deputy chief of staff karl rove what's going on with that. politics is politics. but you would think we're inviting armageddon here. your thoughts? >> well, you're right. chuck schumer expressed doubts about the agreement, the iran nuclear deal now he's flip flopped. it's politics. i thought it was interesting. nobody gave a full-throated defense of it, even he. his argument was well we ought to try to fix it. well this is not a fixable deal if you go from a position of weakness. i think the president was right to step out and say we're pulling out, we got 90 days.
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let's see now if our allies and others step up and say to the iranians, if you want to have every one of us remain in the deal, we better get this deal fixed. neil: let me switch to west virginia, getting a lot of scrutiny right now maybe because of the presence of blankenship in that case, in prison for a year. he has entertained running as a third-party candidate, or an independent in a state that doesn't allow that kind of thing. but people could write-in, i i i guess. i don't know what that would do to move the needle. what do you make of the whole dustup? >> well, look. he doesn't seem to think the law applies to him. the law is very clear he has to file a financial statement in order to, as a federal candidate, he says i don't want to and i'm not going to. maybe he'll try to run in the fall as a write-in candidate. he can certainly do that.
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very difficult to do. probably get a handful of votes. might mat ner a close race. but the sore loser closes out a chance that he could have ann a big impact of the race or any chance to win it. he's registered to vote in nevada. he lives in nevada. he's not voting for himself. i think the people of west virginia if he loses tonight are going to be finished with blankenship and happy to have him return to the deserts of nevada. they're given the strongest chance to win outright and take down you manchin. if you think about it, we paid so much attention to the house race and the blue wave. but there is a real good possibility that in the senate the republicans could add to their numbers. what do you think of that? >> well, in one out of every five midterm elections the white
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house party, the party in power holds its own or gains seats in the senate. in 1914 when we began electing senators on a popular vote basis, there's never been a landscape as favorable to the party in power as this landscape. nine republicans, one republican up in a state where hillary clinton won, 10 democrats up in states that donald trump won by anywhere from one point in florida to 42 points in west virginia. in fact, look. it's early in wf. we really don't know. but i'll tell you i'm taken with an interesting number. joe manchin has gobs of money, $8 million. his opponent yb i can't tell you what her name is and she's not been anywhere on the campaign trail. and to night in the democratic by mayor, he's getting 62% of the vote. he's losing 38% of democrats who are doing nothing expect voting against him saying, i don't like you. i'm upset with you. maybe some of them are upset with him because they don't
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think he's liberal enough. but some of them are going to be democrats in the southern part of the state that say you know, joe, i'm for trump. i'm still a democrat but i'm for trump and you're not enough for trump. interesting to watch. interesting to see by the end of the evening if he's still sturk down there in the low 60s. neil: he's at 70% right now. decidindecidely more to the lef. thank you very much. >> thank you. neil: ladies, i'm with kennedy right now. trish reagan. trish, your sense that, you know, in you're joe manchin and the candidate you wanted to win, the ex-convict, and you're having a devil of a time, not impossible time, you're still getting seven out of the ten democratic votes, but a challenger who wasn't touching you is taking three out of those ten votes from you. it's interesting. trish: yeah. it shows your constituency is not happy with you right now.
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look, a lot of democrats are facing this. we've seen a change -- a shift in the pashties parties, if you, neil, where a lot of the democratic values shunned by conservative republicans have been embracedly donald trump, whether it be, you know, protecting our manufacturing, some of it sort of jobs and core union issues. he has taken on. and i think that's made it very challenging for the manchins of the world because suddenly their agenda is no longer there. neil: he's always walked the tightrope in that state. he was governor but it's a conservative state. donald trump won it by 42 points. so that's tough for democrats in that state. kennedy: yeah, it is very tough. and you know, republicans have to be able to capitalize on this, though. and they have shown the ability -- neil: you can't win. kennedy: -- if you can't win a republican senate seat?
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alabama, maybe you really should stop tinkering around in races or you need to go back to the drawing board and author a new playbook. we'll see what happens here. but literally anything can happen. so much can happen between now and november but nights like this are certainly interesting. because this is the first real sense we get of how the trump administration and his policies and ideas are resonating with voters, particularly people who consider themselves to be independents. they may be registered republicans or democrats but they're willing to move outside of the parties if they see someone who is more attractive. and joe manchin to people in west virginia right now is not that attractive. and the democrats not providing him with good ideas. neil: the democratic senator in ohio, brown, he is the incumbent right now in a fight for his life. he's going to easily --
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conceptual -- he was elected in 2006, reelected in 2012. now he's going to be facing a juggernaut of republicans who claim he is very very vulnerable. and the president himself has targeted him in this race. we're going to look at that race and how the republicans are stacking up after this. ..
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dates, deals, done! tripadvisor. visit tripadvisor.com neil: welcome, everybody. wanted to give you an update on west virginia. the republicans trying take down joe manchin. the edge seems to be going to patrick morrissey. the west virginia attorney general does have an edge over the guy he stepped back and said he would not necessarily endorse if he were the winner.
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i'm talking about don blankenship trailing in that race. the battle in the meantime to replace governor john kasich who is term limited. he may be running for president. he cannot run for governor again. fox predicting in the race to decide the democrat to challenge the republican. it appears to be richard cordray beating dennis you season itch. there was a lot of interest from the likes of elizabeth warren. dennis kucinich, very good to have you. welcome. were you surprised by these results? >> i won't talk about this race in the past tense. the vote that came out is a
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party-controlled vote. those votes could be somewhat different in the mix than what we have just seen. so we are expecting when we see how die owinga county voted, franklin, hamilton county, lucas county we'll have a better idea how it will turn out. but as far as i'm concerned they are 300,000 votes out. neil: we could all be wrong. and it wouldn't be the first time. let me get your sense of what the party is to be. i get a sense of a battle between those who want to take a hard left to those who want to moderate a little bit. we throw in the pennsylvania race. where do you stand on this? >> i don't see this being
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left-right. i see it as having a practical approach to dealing with people's genuine concerns about wages, jobs, retirement security, clean air, clean water. and safe neighborhoods. is there not a left or right approach to that. the american people by and large are looking for new directions. the early vote in ohio showed the party does have an ability to get out about a quarter of a vote in an absentee ballot or early voting situation. neil: things could change. but a lot of the idea is if you think about it. they are all picking up the winnings and running now with these ideas as their own. does that ever eat at you. you started a lot of this stuff and other people are picking up the baton and taking the bow.
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>> if you are involved in public service, i have been in a lot of elections. my win ratio is .800. so that's not so bad. it's about commitment and service. and leadership. sometimes you win, sometimes i lose. have i been ahead of the curve at times? yeah. neil: you were prebernie sanders and preelizabeth warren. a lot of the stuff they are saying i remember you saying. i know parties. >y -- parties evolve.>> it's no. neil: i always take it personally. >> you shouldn't. my view is if you offer
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yourself, it's up to the people who vote you up or down. are you commitments constant? however the people of ohio decide tonight, i accept that. but the night is still young. i'm waiting for the actual votes cast today to be counted. then i'll be able to make some statements about what the election results mean. neil: i didn't want to call the race, but kennedy demanded that it call the race. kennedy: don't listen to a word he said. neil: dennis kucinich. he's an honorable man. neil: the latest on what's going on in west virginia. we are getting a sense of the flavors each party wants to be. the battle left, then maybe the extreme left on the democratic
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neil: welcome, everybody. four primary battle states that will be very important already representing collectively 50 electoral votes. west virginia, republicans think they have a got hood with one of these gentlemen being able to take on joe manchin in a state donald trump won a couple years back by 42 points. the attorney general patrick morrissey seems to be leading. there is a battle for who
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claimed credit for being like donald trump. he picked no one in that race. i always do that. i always i i'm supported by more people than anyone else. thin just leave it at that. someone who does make a lot of sense. ben stein, you know it's kind of weird. we could have a situation, isn't it conceivable republicans could lose the house but they could pick up seats in the senate, couldn't they? >> they could, and it would not be unusual and certainly not unheard of for one party to control the senate and another party control the house. but i think it's remarkable the
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republicans are doing as well as they are doing in light of the constant assaults on them by the media. day in and day out. trish.they are doing fantasticay well. you have every night you have the broadcast media aside from fox attacking him, humiliating him, dragging him through the mud. making him seem that he himself is a porn star. nevertheless 40% of the american people consistently support him. even his enemies are amazed he has a consistent base of 40% supporting him. i'm speaking at the harry truman
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library. he was trailing way behind any reasonable republican and had the lowest approval ratings in history and went on to win the election by quite a lot. trish: ben, thank you. kennedy: ben, it's kennedy. i have a question for you. i understand the president is a polarizing figure, and democrats haven't figured out to way to turn resistance into votes for them. what has the president done that has been most of beneficial policy-wise for republicans running right now? >> tax cuts. i find it too complicated to understand. and i studied tax in law school. but he managed to convince people they have been given a
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great big thanks cut and people like that a lot. here we have this elite core of snobs. in the media and the press at the white house jeering, jeering, jeering at trump. and he gives them the middle finger and says right back at you, buddies. i think people like that. they don't like the sneering, jeering attitude of these people. he's archie bunker. neil: he's no more archie bunker. you were critical on certain policies. >> i was critical during the primaries. neil: don't encourage
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sycophantic behavior. >> here is a guy who says to the ordinary american person, you are being dumped on all the time by the beautiful people, by the anderson coopers of the world and i'm going to stand up for you and say i am on your side. the truck driving guy, the bird hunting man. kennedy: the forgotten man. >> the forgotten man. trish: what about the party as a whole? this is about what the republicans are going to do in 2018. as much as donald trump may be thumbing his nose at anderson cooper -- i don't know if i would call him one of the beautiful people. but in general, yes, he's
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succeeding on that front. but what about bringing the republicans together? they still have not accepted him the way they need to, i think, if they are going to be successful in '18. >> that's true. the party is a contentious party. is that a good thing or bad thing? people can have all kind of difnltd views. -- different views. kennedy: to your point, ben -- neil: we don't have time for your question, we have to go to a break. thank you. i never heard our millionaire president referred to as the archie bunker president. we have more coming up. i'm sure the thing with iran may
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neil: it's too early to say who is going to win the republican primary in west virginia. too early to tell. but we are watching closely. as is steve forbes, the forbes editor. they are leery of these renegade candidates who can cost them. >> it depend on who the renegade is. we lost indiana and nevada unnecessarily. we would have had a more comfortable margin if we had strong candidates. and their opponents were conservatives who could win in those states. i have known blankenship for years.
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and they can't win in west virginia in a national election. neil: is that an easy pickup? >> no, west virginia was until very recently a very democratic state. this is still not terra firma. neil: john kennedy, very liberal. this is before your time. way before. kennedy: my name sake, neil. but you have to remember, democratic governor switched to the republican party switch for donald trump as a signal to joe manchin. the you news cycle is so ferocious. that's one of those things that
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people forget. that was a pretty massive shift. trish: can we talk about how the parties have shift so dramatically and what was once core republican values, they are being embraced by democrats and vice versa. a trump republican is not necessarily as we learned over and over again a conservative traditional republican. neil: even the president saying we just got to get republicans in there. so in the past he would gravitate to the in your face type of candidate. but anyone who can win, right? >> as long as they follow his lead. he has shown the importance of that in this tax fight. one of the reasons larry kudlow this the white house today, he played a key role in per swaigd
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some of these -- in persuading some of these congressmen and senators. the alternative was nothing. neil: i believe blankenship is talking to reporters. >> we are disappointed in some of the votes in the northern panhandle. we expected to be beat bad in the eastern panhandle and not' of the southern part of the states have come in yet. but i'm sure the media has access to all that as well. at this point it's not nearly what i would have hoped it would be. so we'll have to see if we can come back. any other questions or comments? i have to evaluate tomorrow and see who won. i don't remember exactly. they have access to numbers. but i think jenkins is within striking distance of morrissey.
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i don't know. i think as you know, my personal opinion is that patrick morrissey's associations with the drug companies that covered us up with opiate drugs and his association with the abortionists makes it difficult for me to be supportive. and i would hate to see him represent the party. i don't mean that negatively. people have different views of abortion and different views of who they associate with. but it's not what i would like the republican party to be. evan means well. he's a good guy. i don't know what the truth of morrissey ads against him at all. but i would look town that before i would make a decision on how to deal with it if jenkins gets elected.
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it's hard to tell. these are early voting before that we thought gave us such a lift. i don't know how much impact president trump had. i don't know whether people will listen to what he said or not. the polling as you know in recan't elections of all kind has been way off. we had polling that showed 18.7 and polling that showed us slightly up. there was a surge in the polling following the fox debate and perhaps president trump was successful. any other questions or comments? okay. we'll try to keep you updated and i'm sure some of you have access to it. the main thing is not to be dismayed. i did everything i can do, they
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know of. neil: you're listening to don blankenship, convicted of willfully violating safety standards that prompted a mine explosion that killed 29 men, and he's expressing some concern that maybe donald trump just screwed things up for him, that until donald trump effectively urging west virginians to vote for anyone but blankenship, he might have had a chance. he's not conceded to anything, he had particularly strong words for west virginia attorney general patrick morrisey and said the lesser of the evils from his standpoint would be the republican congressman evan jenkins. but again it's way, way too soon to tell on this. morrisey when he was on our air, he was talking about he wouldn't be jumping over rafters to back blankenship and that feeling was mutual.
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blankenship could support jenkins he would have a hell of a time supporting morrisey. this would not go down no matter what happens. jeff flock is at patrick morrisey headquarters right now in west virginia with more on that. these two have never gotten along and back and forth, but this pretty much confirmed it listening to mr. blankenship, huh? >> reporter: yeah, we pressed them both on both of those candidates throughout the day today. would you be able to unify the party, would you get behind the other guy? neither one was willing to say that they want. i'm looking at the counties, pardon me while we put the glasses on. morrisey doing well in the northern third of the state. i heard blankenship say a lot of the south vote is not in. a fair bit of it is in. how many counties in -- do you know how many counties in west virginia? blankenship leads in only 2 of the 55 west virginia counties. no, it does not look good, and
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we've got different sets of numbers coming in. some from the counties, some from the state, and it looks like we've got about 14-point lead for patrick morrisey. you know, here you're talking about this thing throughout the night in terms of what does this mean, blankenship said all along, he said what this was going mean, he was going to mean that he was going to win and the movement was bigger than trump. he was bigger than trump and he cited the earlier elections in alabama and in pennsylvania where the president tried to have some impact and didn't. well, the way it's looking here so far and still its early, i think it's fair to say that the president is having impact here tonight because he said whatever you do, vote for jenkins. vote for morrisey. don't vote for blankenship. and that seems to be the way it's going right now. neil? neil: jeff, just to check something again. i know they have the sore loser
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law, whatever they call it, where you can't just, once you lose a primary, insert yourself in the campaign as a third party entrant. but people can write you in, i guess, he hasn't advocated that, and people do it by significant numbers to get the result you want, but has he talked any more about that now is. reporter: it didn't sound to me like a guy who was fixing for that and spoiling for that. you know, he said i've done all i can do. if he can't win a primary like, this how does he hope to win a statewide race? the only reason he would engage in something like that is take votes away from morrisey if he really hates him that such to give it to the democrat. and morrisey throughout this, and we'll ask him this tonight when he comes out, he said that blankenship has intimated that he might support manchin, i don't know if that was campaign
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talk or whatever. but you never know. here's a man who as has been pointed out earlier on the air tonight, actually lives in nevada, and by all accounts got into the race at the beginning because he wanted to clear his name. he felt he had been treated unfairly and unfair prosecution, and he got a better deal on advertising rates by being a candidate for the senate than he would have gotten if he was a private citizen and, of course, his early ads in this campaign were about upper big branch, what is this, jason? new stuff. tightened from the unofficial official results, tightened a bit between morrisey and jenkins. blankenship still well under 20%. anyway, there you go. neil: all right, jeff, you're the best. thank you my friend, very have much. we talk about vulnerable incumbent democratic senators, lost of the thought what's going on in ohio, chuck brown,
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winning in 2006, getting re-elected in 2012 by six points. he was vulnerable as vulnerable can get in ohio. one of those republicans generally poured a good deal of money to make sure they can take him down. part of the steam about republicans can add to the numbers in the senate. adam shapiro in columbus, ohio how the race is going on the gop side right now. hey, adam? reporter: one of the republicans who's hoping to challenge sherrod brown is jim renacci, four term congressman, 15th district of ohio. he is with 18, almost 19% of the precincts reporting, leading strongly, 44.4% of the vote among republicans to be the candidate in the fall over mike gibbons who has 33.2%. mike gibbons first time trying to be elected to office. he's an investment banker.
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he's from parma. renacci is the one president trump had robocalls going out yesterday and today urging republicans, go to the polls, vote for jim renacci. if renacci pulls this off, close to $5 million in cash whereas sherrod brown has over $11 million in cash. if renacci gets the nod to be the candidate, more money will be coming in. when you talk about sherrod brown being vulnerable, this is a democrat who supports president trump's trade policies especially when it comes to the tariffs on aluminum and steel because cleveland, sherrod brown, ohio, that is steel country. so sherrod brown is saying he's with president trump and, in fact, when those tariffs were announced, sherrod brown put out statements saying i am with the president. renacci is on the house ways and means committee, they brought us tax reform in the house. sherrod brown on the senate
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finance committee, when he was slapped down by orrin hatch. if the two are going head-to-head, you're going to see commercials that show orrin hatch slapping down sherrod brown and renacci making claims of tax reform. back to you. neil: i'm glad i did clarify he had not gotten the endorsement of donald trump. i was thinking about the congressman who used make america great again, wore trump hats and the trump people had to say cease and desist. i admired you, if you're going to say someone backs you, go full throttle with it. wear the hat, go the nine yards. kennedy gave me the wrong information. >> no. neil: you did not. we've got kennedy with us. gop fund-raiser extraordinaire noelle nikpour and lee carter.
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for republicans, safe sizzles, if you go moderate or don't appear whacky, you will win, and you will get first the party's blessing and money, and then if you play your cards right, you will win? >> i think the lesson here is a lot of people misunderstood what being a trump supporter means and what being a trump candidate means. the bottom line is this: i think people want someone they think is going to keep their word, do what they say, say what they mean, going stand up to the american people, who has empathy for the people in their district. that's what trump did for his supporters and that's what the candidates need to do for theirs. just because someone wears a red hat, because there are businessman, a nontraditional candidate, that does not mean you're going to get support and we're seeing that tonight play out and i think that's something people need to understand and if we're lookinga the democrats, you have to go to the middle and you have to stand up for the issues that are popular with the american voter. if you look at the issues on
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trade and look at the other things. seeing people go to the middle and seeing democrat candidates flee from nancy pelosi, smart move. but again it's level-headed, you can't copy trump in order to capture that. neil: even trump is dialing back things a little bit, right? if you think about it, he was the candidate who was the constant bomb thrower but playing it safe, taking advice from others. these are the guys that can win and assure you a republican senate or keep it a republican senate. the house race is another beast but any early lessonsure gleaning here? >> one of the things i'm noticing especially on fund-raising is how do you straddle, you know, embracing trump? a lot of people like his policies but they don't like the personality and the delivery, so how do you straddle that? it's very interesting. i'm watching. i've noticed in some of the certain states, specifically the southern states, that he's
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very popular. so campaigning full throttle trump is popular. but when you get into the states that were originally blue and flipped red, that's kind of a difficult road because while some of his policies are working and people like it, tax policies, it's that personality that really grades on the candidates and they don't know how to exactly straddle that. it's very difficult. >> i will notice this, and this is to your strength, kennedy, you and i chatted about it earlier. he or she who has the money will win. if you've got a good cogent argument behind what you want to do and have you party backing and or a lot of money behind it, by and large, in three out of four of the contests, you are the victor? >> unless it's a congressional special election outside of atlanta. neil: and then it goes differently. >> we've seen so much outside money, but when you have money
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coming in -- neil: almost all of these are outside money. think about it. >> absolutely. what is critical for the candidates as both lee and noelle point out, authenticist. you can't do an impression at the president and can't throw money at an election with bombaste and assume you are victorious. and politics has gotten louder and sophisticated, and both parties have realized that because we are in such a nontraditional age, that it really is going to go issue by issue, and you have to figure out what resonates most with the people who are voting for you. and populism in ohio is going to look vastly different than in arizona and people like jeff flake and bob corker are not running again because they can't and they tried to take a page out of donald trump's playbook and go supernegative. that's not what the president does, and that's what everyone has butted up against him has
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figured out. they think by being negative, they're going to beat him at his own game. >> the more can you practice that in your career being authentic, like in journalism. >> i'm wearing your loafers. neil: the one thing i wonder, and i get a feeling it's like an investment mind-set, if you are contrarian, you tent to do well, if you follow the crowd, over time, you don't. the contrarian in me looks at what's going on right now and says where we could gain potentially the environment where republicans could gain seats in the senate. way too early to tell, granted. same might apply to the house. everyone has accepted the blue wave, might materialize, i don't know. the gaps are fairly small, when i looked at races, we're going to have 22 in the next three or four weeks, the leads that democrats enjoy are within the margin of error. so it's not a gimme that there's any blue wave. >> there is nothing that is a
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gimme. we learned that two years ago when the president won, everything is within the margin of error. people don't like to say they support the president outloud. it's controversial, when you are in this place, a lot of people are saying listen, i don't like the person to your point but i like the policy. i don't like the way he's behaving but like more money in my paycheck. neil: that's how republicans flip, you know, they don't flip over the president personally but like a lot of what he's doing and off the charts with iran. >> to your point, they want someone who's going to fight for what is most important to them. >> that's right. >> and even liberals say you got to give them credit, he goes out and he does what he said he was going to do. you know, i think he's the only presidential candidate when hoe got into office has had a list that he looks at every day, even if it's metaphorically and checks things off to make sure, he's gotten out of iran deal. he's fighting for the border wall. he's cut taxes.
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hillary clinton is in prison. [ laughter ] >> hillary clinton is not in prison. [laughter] >> well, you know, three out of four isn't a horrible record, especially in baseball, you than. neil: all right, we're going to take a quick break. just chill. >> yeah, i know. neil: not much going on in the futures or foreign market reaction. i would imagine much more influence by what we decide to do about iran and take away this agreement. it is lifting oil prices, not surprisingly, we're going to toughen up on iran. that is 2 1/2 million barrels yanked off the markets in a world of improving demand, that is not going to go well. this is more catalyst for the markets but if the trend seems to hold here where moderate republicans backed by conventional things like cash and a lot of conventional support sometimes from outside the states, if that could be the lecture that republicans
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can land on. they might be onto something. we'll watch this. you are watching fox business coverage of the crucial states of the electoral college that donald trump won last go-around. more after this. ♪ with expedia you could book a flight, l, chote and activity all in o place. ♪
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are. >> that's right. neil: this is what's going on in west virginia right now. still too close to call. we can't make any call. but patrick morrisey, the state attorney general has the inside track, but it is still early. doesn't mean anything, but for don blankenship, amending the fact that the infamous tweet by donald trump saying vote for the other two guys, not him. that cut to the chase and might have stopped the momentum he claims he had. the republican side in the senate battle in ohio also take out a very prominent democrat sherrod brown. still early to tell. jim renacci has the edge right now, but it's anyone's guess. too early to call. to presidential historian doug wead on all of the developments. doug, we go into the midterm elections with all of the races we have these four tonight and another eight in a week and eight after that and on and on and on, setting the table for what ultimately will be the
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grand meal in november, but one that typically favors the party that is out of power but it could be very different. in the senate, we could have republicans holding on if not adding to numbers and then the house just the oppositement i know it's way, way too early and historically those are kind of the trends we have. split government is something we've seen more of than we've seen parties controlling all branches of government. but what's your read of things? >> yeah, the historical tradition is just overwhelming. you can go all the way back to lincoln, you can only find two presidents who midterm picked up both in the house and the senate, and that was 1934, f.d.r., in 2002, george w. bush. very unique circumstances, a ar after 9/11. so the history is just overwhelming, but i will say this, that if it's true, and
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there is a blue tide and this happens the way history normally happens, then there's a new axiom that goes into the lexicon of politics, and that would be it ain't the economy, stupid. because this is the greatest economy -- arguably this is the greatest economy ever including reagan and f.d.r. and eisenhower and if you change oranges for oranges, this is incredible, there are state and city governments two years ago that were almost bankrupt that are flush with cash. neil: i love you as a historian, but i wouldn't go -- i'm not expressing a political viewpoint, but we're not quite in the best of all-time. we might be on the way there and certainly come off the map. but i am curious what you make of republicans still having a devil of a time in the house making the argument for the tax cuts, economic improvements, for some of the things you
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alluded to. should be a layup for some of them. and might be. mitch mcconnell was telling me a couple weeks back here, doesn't buy a lot of the numbers we're seeing and the surveys we're seeing, more people than you know are liking the tax cut, liking the extra money, liking the security, enjoying the boost in pay, the first of which we've seen in this year over prior years. what do you make of that? that will translate into republican votes. that's what he's hoping, at least. >> it could be, i've been haunted by the words of benjamin, expect the expected. it's true he died before donald trump was born, but still, i think we've gotten spoiled by the 2016 upset and historically this blue tide as they talk about it, is what will happen if you expect the expected, then it's what's going to happen. neil: i just don't think they're going to lose the house. i just don't. i could be wrong.
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>> i don't think it's going to be a given that -- i'm not saying it's going to be they're going to pick up seats, i don't think it's going to be a loss the way people are talking about. there's no sure thing now. neil: you know what i find interesting, doug wead is quoting dead people. >> that's why he calls himself a historian. he's got nothing new. it's interesting, you can make the case, you cannot agree with the hyperbole, but can you make the case that the economy is in such great shape, if this were any other president, imagine if president obama ascended to the presidency at the bottom of the economic trajectory heading into upswing, and in his first 18 months he had the kind of economic growth this president is seeing. can you imagine how the press would be covering that? neil: noelle, that would imply that problem is individually with the president that's
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holding him back? >> we've got something else going on too. neil: which isn't fair, but it is what it is. >> you're right, we have a burning desire unlike any other midterms of impeachment. they've got a motivation here. the democrats have a big motivating factor here. neil: but they get nervous to publicly state that, right? >> tom steyer holding town halls, pouring money getting people to impeach, republicans are on both sides. >> that's why they put $240 million into the midterms and raising so much money, outraising the dnc, and now we're going to reap hopefully the benefits of that. we know it's going to be tight. every day, all day, people are trying to get trump out of here, and that's the main deal. if you've got a house or a senate that is, you know, flipped to the d side, trump's got to worry, especially with
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the mueller investigation. >> i'm wondering quickly, is this a litmus test the way supreme court judges are during presidential races. is there something about the term impeachment that is going to agitate and impassion voters on both sides. >> we don't know. doug wead, thank you very much my friend. always good seeing. >> you thank you, neil. neil: a couple of battles, particularly what's going on in west virginia and say that again, ralph? he has won in ohio. we can comfortably say that now. that was supposed to be, you know, a real battle royale, and it turned into a less of what the people thought, but he will pick up to take on sherrod brown, and that could be an interesting battle there. statistically, the one they consider to be the most vulnerable is the ohio democratic senator sherrod brown, even more so than west virginia's joe manchin. do you know what they based that on?
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>> i'm not exactly sure. >> he's got more money. >> and buckeyes. neil: sure. we have a lot more coming up. it's 24 minutes after the hour right now, and everything kind of going along expectations here, but the night is still young. other new developments could happen. stay with us. sfx: muffled whistle text alert. i'm your phone, stuck down here between your seat and your console, playing a little hide-n-seek. cold... warmer... warmer... ah boiling. jackpot. and if you've got cut-rate car insurance, you could be picking up these charges yourself. so get allstate, where agents help keep you protected from mayhem... ...like me. mayhem is everywhere. are you in good hands?
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trip, the whole nine yards, what do you make of it? >> i think it's -- good to be with you, neil. incredible contrast, when you think about the secretary of state of the trump administration is returning with three american detainees, during the obama administration we had otto warmbier shipped back and in a coma and he later died. everyone is talking all of this armageddon and over-the-top hyperbole because president trump decided to withdraw from barack obama's unilateral executive action called the joint comprehensive plan of action. but some people need to understand strength and might, you are seeing america being respected, you are seeing a president leading from the front and we're getting our detainees released, we are making a dferee bause w ve a forgn poly tt has teet neil jlreen, wld fly in the face as some feared the move to rip up the iran agreement would hurt us in regards to negotiating with the north koreans that they would
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be suspicious whether we would turn tail on them on any agreement that we entered into. you heard all that. and lo and behold we find out about the secretary of state returning with the three detainees, your thoughts? >> thank you, first and foremost, a good day for america when detainees come home and under president obama, many detainees did come home as well. alan gross from cuba came home during the negotiation period or just prior to it with cuba. we shouldn't just assign blame to america because detainees don't end up with a positive state. we need to instill this event. neil: could i ask you about what it might presage, people ha the sitdown the president is going to have with the north korean leader, are the north koreans giving away goodies now. what will come of the ultimate sitdown? the president famously said if i don't see much progress, i'll up and walk out? >> it's a good open question.
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with north korea, we are looking for them to denuclearize, there is a deep concern in the national security community that north korea has already advanced the nuclear program so far, to such an extent that it cannot be just extracted from north korea. >> thanks, president obama. >> no, this is a 15-year policy that even going back to the bush administration when they tore up the agreed framework, that led us to the situation we're in today. >> 8 of those years were under president obama. >> again, when you have a deal with the country like north korea and you break the deal, bad things happen. that's what we're about to see with iran, too. we have a deal that's working, we'll rip it up and we don't have a plan b. neil: little too early to tell, colonel, one thing i want to get a sense of is how is this affecting our global standing. if we're the only ones on the iran thing that are open to ripping up a starting from scratch, and yet the five do not, and that includes france
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and germany and england and russia and china, if i'm iran, i could say i've got my billions, pallets of cash on two private jets. i can deal with it. >> from the perspective of the soldier, sailor, airman, marine. it was 1983, it was hezbollah supported by iran killed 280 marines, solers and sailors. before the joint comprehensive plan of action was agreed upon by barack obama, they used them as propaganda tools and the obama administration did not put any fight up for them whatsoever. let us also remember that 18-20% of the soldier sailiers, airman and marines killed in iraq were due to explosive force penetrators that came from iran. what you're going to see is a bit of a pride in the men and women that we asked to go out
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there and back up foreign policy, those are the men and women standing on freedom's ramparts. when i look at france and germany and england, do they want to stand on the side of the number one state sponsor of islamic terrorism or stand on the side of rule of law and international based order of law as well. neil: way too early to tell on that front. by the way, u.s. number of corporations that did have business deals going there, including obviously, boeing, that had $8 billion worth of contracts signed. if things stand as they are and don't cobble together a deal, the contractors null and void, and someone else will get them. that's the counterargument to that. who knows? we'll give you the latest update and the market reaction and the cross currents including our own futures that are down. higher rates, jim renacci is the guy to take on sherrod
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. neil: all right, following these races close, couple. ladies you recognize, noelle nikpour and lee carter, kennedy as well. and also joined by this guy, the former ohio secretary of state ken blackwell. close confidant of the president of the united states. very reasoned, measured man, we don't know why he's here. we're happy he is. i'm looking at this and wondering those who ally themselves with the president on the republican side did okay, and i'm wondering the fact that the president, you
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know, accepted those who did that and didn't target those who didn't. in the grand scheme of things made the difference, what do you think? >> well, neil, i don't know if anybody who was a major candidate in the field in the crucial states that didn't try too, line themselves with the president. this has proven to me and others that this is now the president's party. he controls the message, and i can tell you from -- neil: aren't these different states that do that, though? you could make that argument that might be a tougher style. >> but always remember that, one, the democrats are defending more seats than the republicans, and they're defending at least eight or nine of the seats where the president won by a sizable
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margin. >> where they must defend 26 seats, republicans 9. democrats of the 26 defending 10 seats in states that donald trump won appreciably, right? >> absolutely. the agenda has been set. right now the president is going to move on the rescission of bill that's before the congress. we're going to get that $15 billion back, that will send a message to taxers and spenders. >> that won't send any message, at was a $1.3 trillion spending measure! >> it will send a message, neil. because one of the things that will come out of, this i predict tonight, that he will not allow the dong kill the goose that laid the golden egg. he's going to block internet taxation because he understands what it means to small businesses. he understands what it means to
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american innovation and competitiveness, and so this was a message sent before the election. neil: i'm going to bring my other colleagues into this. i love you dearly. if you think trimming $15 million from a $1.3 trillion spending package is a sign of sparing here. >> it gets us back on track. neil: what do you think, kennedy? >> like patching the hole in the side of the titanic with duct tape. it's not going to do a lot and the ship is sink. we're spending way, way too much money. neil: it could be a boomerang. >> kennedy, you are absolutely right. >> thank you. neil: well, you disagreed with me when i said the same thing! >> the journey of a -- listen, the journey of a thousand miles starts with a few steps, and this is a direction setter, neil. this is the right thing to do. neil: i don't buy it.
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>> we can't recover. >> i get that it needs to start with a few steps, but how about something symbolic and meaningful that's going to have impact? it's important that the conservatives are energized going into the midterms. if they're not because they're not seeing traditional values especially on fiscal conservatism come to the floor, they might not turn out. that's dangerous because i think republicans really have a good shot of not losing that many seats and keeping things. of the five things the president ran on, we've seen progress on immigration, on tax, on trade, on security, on jobs, and you ask yourself -- >> i agree. >> what's going to happen to special interest groups like the club for growth that pride themselves in getting in the middle of challenging primaries for people that are not reining in the spending. >> they sold it a long time ago. >> they sold it to jeff flake. neil: resolved on watching
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spending on both parties. >> do i remember when there's an off-the-cuff press conference and everybody sitting around the table with trump and said he he wouldn't mind looking at padding the bills again, like pork. remember that? that's one of the things club for growth stood on in 1998. neil: if that's the only way can you make deals and get budget accords done without aggressively adding to the -- >> alaska bridge to nowhere. >> what about the line-item veto. if you're bringing back pork. and the gold standard, and the fed. neil: sure, ken any, final thoughts on all of the above? >> 15 billion is the first step. but more importantly. neil: my god. >> we're going to make sure the left does not kill the goose that lays the golden egg and raise taxes on internet activity. neil: but you're handing them a weapon, ken, when you can't and the party can't get serious about controlling spending on a fractional basis, that's a
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pocks on both parties. >> i would agree with you neil, but we have to start someplace. we're coming back. neil: all right. >> kennedy, keep hammering on him. >> you know i will, mr. blackwell. neil: because you have a cool name doesn't mean you are cool with me, mister! he and i battle who has the bigger head. i think i win, it's just a bigger head. >> it's got its own weather system. we have a tape measure. neil: thank you, how do you put up with it? i asked to surround me with sycophants on the show. good luck with that! more after this. it took guts to start my business. but as it grew bigger and bigger, it took a whole lot more. that's why i switched to the spark cash card from capital one. with it, i earn unlimited 2% cash back on everything i buy. everything. and that 2% cash back adds up
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. neil: we were talking during the break about the incredibly tight west virginia race. don blankenship made it perfectly clear he's not a fan of patrick morrisey. he will not drop out? he will not concede if morrisey wins, morrisey and he have not been getting along. okay with evan jenkins, the congressman, but if morrisey ends up winning, i believe he's the state a.g., that could be a problem, get messy. where that goes from here?
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i have no idea. kennedy is with us, noelle nikpour, finally pollster genius, they're all geniuses, by the way, lee, that will be an interesting development if he's not conceding, he would have won in that event, but everyone is wondering what is this guy going to do? >> it's a terrible thing. we don't want a repeat of what happened in alabama. but start acting like grown-ups people, you win, you lose, you act with grace, you're a gentleman. neil: they had the sore loser law there. >> they can't. neil: that's can't demand people write you in, but he doesn't have enough support to warrant that? >> know when to know them and know when to fold them. neil: let me write that down. [laughter] >> it's a nasty candidate. i don't think anyone really is anheu look at your pros cons as an individual, you
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have to ask yourself, i've been in prison, maybe this is not going to work out for me. i think you need to evaluate yourself as a candidate, and obviously this guy is that. neil: staten island race. >> you've got one right now, sherrod brown. neil: he leads. >> yeah, he does. it's a guarantee lose in the general. neil: not really. >> look, it's a stain on the party, this is the bigger problem for me. neil: you've done the time, you forget. >> can he vote for himself? neil: i don't know. >> i don't think he can. doesn't it seem like there should be a rule, if you can't vote for yourself, you should be running? . neil: i don't know that he can, it was knocked down, what, gary? to a -- >> to a what. >> misdemeanor. >> that's my stage name, miss demeanor. >> oh! >> you could make an incredible argument with these three at least democratic senators in
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the key states of indiana and ohio, they're all vulnerable, these are potential pickups and republicans, potential. even if the house goes another way. >> they absolutely are. the one question we have to answer is what party is the republican party going to be? neil: tonight, what lessons are they learning, a way forward? >> to go to the middle. neil: no convicts. >> no convicts. genuine and not necessarily to copy the president but be the best version of yourself and get in touch with the voters and the issues that are most important to them. we're seeing the platform that the president ran on is one that is popular. tax reform popular, trade. neil: and he did it fast. >> he did it fast. he did these things fast, within a year. neil: what about the future of the economy. we have more battles three weeks after that, would the message be to seek out donald trump? see if he's interested in campaigning for them? it depends on the district or state.
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>> depends on the state. look at what happened in indiana, you had two representatives vying for the senate seat and they both tried to out-trump each other and show voters how incredibly close they were. one constantly wore the red maga hat and the other nominated the president for a nobel peace prize, and so far this evening it has not fallen to their advantage, they kind of cancel each other out. you have to know the voters and the issues. neil: by the way, you could nominate me for a nobel peace prize. >> i did. neil: i didn't think so. but you know, when you think about it, you've been richly rewarded for connecting with this president, and i'm wondering if that might be a signal going forward, whether you like the president or not, that is a winning formula, not to divorce yourself, not to avoid him. >> blankenship said it was unfair advantage with the president. neil: this is blankenship's worst nightmare, the attorney general to win, these two hate
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each other and when morrisey was on our air, he was sidestepping this issue, if blankenship won, would he support the republican winner. i don't know, looked at weather, look at the time, he did not. >> blankenship said it was unfair for the president to taint his candicy by tweeting. that didn't help in alabama or pennsylvania. neil: was he in trouble before that? >> nobody really knew. one of the things he can do since he was a self-funder, i believe, is throw cash to the democrat. that's one thing he could do. neil: jeff flake is going to. >> would he do that? >> sure, why not. like morrisey, heantso sta leva. heantso sy leva, st invvedy throwing cash on the other side. >> this is the worst thing he could do. the problem with the candidates that are out there, that are so far out there and not winning is they're becoming associated with the republican party. >> fund it. neil: let's go to jeff flock in the thick of all of that.
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i believe at morrisey headquarters. that would be an interesting development, obviously. >> yes. neil: if blankenship were to try to throw money at his opponent in the race. what do you make of all this? can you hear me, jeff? >> what the flock? neil: i always like that look of confusion, he has nothing to do with it, he's not doing anything wrong. go to the reporter real fast. there is nothing to show. you know, let's show a market stress. right now markets and futures and all of that, they're more pondering the future of the iran thing. we're off our lows and maybe mike pompeo secretary of state is going to return with the three hostages. how is this north korea? that's a wild card development. >> that's a wild card. if he comes back with the three detainees, that's going to be a big win. that's a win for everybody.
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neil: does that alter election stuff like that or still the economy. >> no, i think it is still a powerful pairing. you have the economy, the hostages coming back, america being great again. >> and it does take away that instability. north korea has provided the most global instability of any spot we face right now, and it's such a huge threat, but to have that neutralized at this point, that's a huge win and showing up with detainees, american citizens and absolutely -- that is a tangible outcome. neil: when you hear stuff like that, hands down. >> there are no bowe bergdahls but -- >> that's got the power to move the market. look at boeing, ge, the companies that are down today as a result to where there are things that are going to be flipped out. this is a lot of revenue, especially for boeing. neil: things pick up, the economy markets, bouncing around, oil notwithstanding.
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>> lighthizer knows that. neil: the chinese on the tariff thing, you secure some agreement with the north koreans, this race that was thought to be that republicans in deep, deep duty could be the opposite. you never know. that's the magic of polls, they can change. >> they can change and haven't necessarily been right. most important thing is to talk to the people and watch what's going on behind what they're saying. a lot of people aren't sure until they're standing in front of the polls. neil: all right, guys, i want to thank you all very, very much. the early read on this early election midterm read of things is it's going to be an interesting year and not necessarily cataclysmic for republicans, judging by the early choices and the early successes. thank you for watching fox business. that will do it. good night. this is emily's third nomination and first win. um...so, just...wow! um, first of all, to my fellow nominees,
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