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industrials to be down 70 points, s&p 500 showing decline of 9 and nasdaq right now down 35 points, one half of 1% after mixed session yesterday in wall street, the dow industrials finished 193 points at the close. s&p 50 picked up 15, nasdaq yesterday at the close down 28 opinion a third of percent. this morning declines across the board, ftse and crack quarante down, dax index down a third of a percent, 45 points lower. in asia overnight markets mostly higher. split decision for amazon, two locations for headquarters in new york city and virginia, actually in queens and virginia, why the company is making the move? coming up this morning, kanye west is loving it, mcdonalds is his favorite restaurant but now this, burger king is fighting back and the response from
burger king is going viral. all the stories coming up this tuesday morning and joining know break it all down fox business dagen mcdowell, wall street journal global economic editor jon hilsenrath and fox news contributor karl rove with us this morning, good to see you. >> good to be here. thanks for having me. i'm so excited. [laughter] >> i get to be here as opposed to some place else. maria: so are we we are excited that you are here in person and the day has arrived, midterm elections. dagen: we cover business and the economy all day long every day and this is what this election should be about given the economic record of president trump and where we are as a nation in terms of wage growth, incredibly low, 50-year low unemployment, but will it resinate? maria: is that what it's about, karl? >> it's always about the economy but in this election it's about what you talk about, we have talked about other things other than the economy for a long
time. some of the things we couldn't avoid, kavanaugh, probably helped the republicans, hurt democrats, dagen is right, the economic record if it had been talked about consistently and personalized and if it was the sort of spring board for talking about what needs to come next as well as contrasting with the democrats, republicans might be in better place. jon: but the president didn't make it about the economy, he talked about other things, immigration and democrats and kavanaugh, on campaign trail the other day, he said boring talking about the economy. maria: if you do it for 5 minutes he has to talk about something else. hard not to talk about the caravan when you see it coming at you with 4,000 plus people on it. >> i think jon is right, he has the biggest mega phone and he set it is tone. maria: which republicans were frustrated, they we wanted to talk more about the economy. we will talk with president richard trumka, mississippi
haley, home depot cofounder with business outlook and mcdonalds ceo ed rensi. 3 big hours coming up, the day has finally arrived, polls are opening up right now, 6:00 a.m. as people get ready to cast ballots, both former president obama and president trump on campaign trail laying out what's at stake right now for voters. >> the contractor on -- character of the country is on the ballot. [cheers and applause] >> what kind of politics we expect is on the ballot, how we conduct ourselves in public life is on the ballot, how we treat other people is on the ballot. >> we have to get out tomorrow and we have to elect a
republican congress, we have to do it. [cheers and applause] >> we've got to stop nancy pelosi from erasing everything that we've gained. our economy is setting records on a daily basis. maria: let me get your reaction to both president obama and president trump, karl, will nancy pelosi, should they take the house erase what this president has put in place? >> two things hard to do if republicans keep the senate but second of all, maybe outlier in this, there's a real question if whether or not she's speaker, 52 democratic challengers who said they will not support them, many in deep red states but many in battleground districts, 11 members all whom are coming
back, linda sánchez and tim ryan who said i won't support her for speaker, to be elected speaker you have to have 218 votes, if democrats take the vote and the number of people say i can't supporter is larger than difference than what they got and 218, she could have a real problem on her hands. how many people are going to say first vote i cast in new congress was in direct contribution of what i told you i wasn't going to do. maria: congressman joined me on sunday and he didn't answer the question on whether or not he wants to run for speaker, i think he runs to president frankly in 2020. just hypothetically speaking, if nancy pelosi is speaker, let's say she gain position, should she be able to reverse what president trump has put in place in terms of economic policy? >> she can stop further progress, she can investigate oversight and create problems but she cannot reverse it without the concurrence of the senate. dagen: even if the republicans
win the senate, president trump is going to get the veto stamp made the size of this desk and he's going the make a giant theater production out of everything that lands on his desk that gets vetoed, that's where we are, it might be gridlock, karl, not much they can do. jon: two things that stand in the way of the trump agenda, and it's mostly on taxes, right that was the big signature legislative achievement of the president, one is some of the tax cuts the way republicans wrote it expire on their own in a few years, so when it comes to extending those things it's going to be very hard to do. that's one. maria: as well as cut taxes additional 10%. jon: chances of making that permanent is out the window. difficult to do any way. the other is the debt ceiling, we could see role reversal where
republicans pressed president obama on spending cuts now if democrats take over the house they could press president trump on the debt keel to go get, you know, whatever agenda -- dagen: individual tax cuts wouldn't expire if one single democrat would have gotten on board with the tax reform. maria: not one of them voted for it. dagen: they started jaw-boning about, oh, my god, handout to corporations, individual tax cuts go away in 2025. shame on them, karl. jon: some expire in 2019, smaller provisions, most of them don't expire until after. maria: to go out and spew the lie that all of the tax benefit went to the top 1% is just a lie and it's also the assumption that these cuts are not in place till 2025. >> we have seen this once before, the bush tax cuts of 2001 were a give away to the rich and we are going to get rid of them and when it came time
for expiration they kept personal cuts except top rate. maria: ma races are you looking at today that will give you an idea, we could go for late night tonight given california and west coast closing. what races -- >> all of the races, they will be so many important races tonight but i'm looking for early indications from indiana, kentucky, those two states report early, split in half, report during two time zones but the indiana senate race will give us a clue and kentucky sixth, second most democratic district in the state held by republican will give us a little bit of a clue, i will be watching the arizona senate race all night when it begins to report because i think that's difference between republicans having 51, 52, 53, going to have a -- maria: important one. let's talk markets for a second. dagen: why is arizona so close? >> because it's purple state and democrats nominated a woman who has spent the last 6 years
saying not me saying probusiness moderate democrat, she's a former green party member and she said some really goofy things before, she decided to put on this act and if republicans had better primary -- maria: why is florida so close? >> because it's purple state, elections tend to be close. rick scott gets elected by 1% and reelected by 2%. dagen: look at virginia, it's been purple, fifth district. >> and the second. maria: her strategy is a smart one and that's what claire mccaskill tried to do. >> i'm not one of the crazy left-wingers except 6 years in between elections otherwise i'm okay. maria: how do markets react, let's say democrats take control of the house, i'm not going say the senate yet because that's not expected but democrats taking the house, republicans taking the senate, how likely is
that? jon: the market had bad month in october but stabilize to up yesterday, you know, consensus convention all view is that democrats take the house, so you have to think if democrats take the house it needs consensus. maria: what if the dems take the senate, i know that you're not expecting that, what if dems take the senate? jon: you're talking about real confrontation with the president for the next few years. >> can't get judges, can't get nominees, joint investigatory in house and senate. we have a big trade vote coming on the u.s. embassy. which every time i hear that i think of the village people. [laughter] maria: anyway, could that be controversy in new year or lame duck. dagen: handout to union. jon: written with democrats in mind, union-friendly provisions
in that idea and the president wants to get democrats on board. maria: why was it such a handout in. dagen: helps workers in these other countries that helps union s places like méxico and steel and aluminum tariffs, the steel tariffs, steel workers union has been crying to those, guess who handed it to them, president trump. maria: we will speak with trumka, special election with lou dobbs tonight, how many races will we know by 7:00 p.m. in. >> not a lot. two states. maria: at least two, you will know early ones. >> probably outside of kentucky maybe the congressional race in the sixth and some of the safe seats that are on east. maria: neil cavuto breaks results at 8:00 p.m., tomorrow
mornings with maria starts 5:00 a.m. eastern, special coverage tomorrow as we will know tomorrow the definitive numbers i assume, jon, what were you saying? jon: at what hour would we know who has the house? >> we could -- well, depends on how -- probably 10:00 or 11:00 o'clock, we may not know the outcome for several days because there's 7 contested seats in california, mail-in ballots and allowed to count those until december 7th, they are probably trying to get them wrapped up this week but they have a long time -- maria: wow. jon: gas tax referendum. maria: let's talk about that coming up. short break, more about special election coverage, facebook facebook mission, social media giant fighting back against misinformation campaigns close to midterm elections. why amazon says second headquarters will be better off in two cities instead of one, all that right after the short
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>> i think there's a lot of possibility, i think the american production of oil and gas and the potential for export is enormous, its a strategic alternative for europeans, buying russian oil and gas, strategic alternative in far east as well. you see chinese banks that are stopping clear iranian transactions because they'd rather do business in the united states, same true with chinese businesses, the reach of american economic power is enormous and that's what the president is using here. cheryl: well, iranian president saying, quote, we will probably break the sanctions, oil, lower this morning this morning about quarter percent, there you go. maria: thank you so much. spotlight on the sunshine state, florida one of the main battleground states to watch for governor. we will go to florida. uber and lyft have election day deal for you to get you to a
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maria: welcome back, on this election day we are heading to sunshine state, griff jenkins in lakeland, florida, griff, good morning to you, what can you tell us? griff: hey, good morning, maria, we are in lakeland, florida at the brunch box, it is the best breakfast you can get in this i4 corridor and we have the most number of swing voters here where the governor's race, senate race, closely watched in the country, we are talking to
folks, al, retired officer with the sheriff's department in miami-dade, have you voted already? >> yes, we have. griff: what drove your vote, what's the issues that matter most to you? >> change. we like a little bit of change; see if we can make something a little bit better, something is not working now, we tried to get it to where it's going to work a little bit better. griff: do you want to tell us, you have the governor's race, senate race, closely watched in the country, how did you vote if you want to share with us in. >> well, i voted republican and -- and i voted for -- i usually vote for who i think is going to do the better job. griff: janice, i will bring you in here, what drove your vote, what mothered most to vote? >> like he said, change, if i don't vote, keep mouth shut on who i voted for, so go out and
vote today. griff: you know, maria, what's fascinating is they've already set record here in florida, more than 5 million people already voted early voting and, of course, the polls opening just moments from now here in florida. back to you. maria: griff, back to you, griff jenkins in florida this morning, joining us daily caller news financial editor-in-chief christopher bedford, chris, good to see you, florida one of the elections you're watching closely. what are you watch to go give you the best information as we go through the day and the polls close, it's incredible how close it is? >> well, we will been following basically every major news source there is, we got cable cable fixed in time to get television on, some interesting things are going on in florida, most anticastro state in the country and poised to elect a socialist governor, this is surprising to say the least and he's leading right now although
intern al polls that i have been able to take a look at show race significantly closer and same thing in the u.s. senate, you've had democratic campaign that's been aggressive, constant accusation of racism and republican campaign that's been less aggressive, play ticket that is they shouldn't have taken. maria: right. >> intern al polls show republican up by 1, although the republican polls, the public polls i have seen show him trailing and the gop is in a lot of trouble because of the storm that came through panhandle which is their stronghold in florida and they've done everything they can to polling stations but if you are worried about where your roof is or kids are going to school you're not worried about voting today. maria: incredible that the storm is swaying voters as much as it is, this was a red state at one point, karl, when did florida go if you purple and how is it that floridans want to elect somebody that wants to raise taxes?
>> it's been a purple state for a long time, republicans have had between scott and jeb bush pretty good candidates which was the last time democrats elected a governor was 1994. dagen: why isn't the economy in florida resinating more for rick scott, again, unemployment rate below the national average, hit 1 trillion-dollar state domestic state economy under his term as the governor, why isn't that helping -- maybe you'd be -- maybe it would be worth for him if the economy wasn't as good? >> it's been helping him and if he wins it'll be win reason why. chris hit interesting point. maria: go ahead. >> the hurricane came in bay county, that's a big republican county, interestingly enough statewide the early and absentee vote just over 3 quarters of what it was in 2016 but in bay county until this weekend they were lagging behind but now 82% -- their early vote is equal to
83% of what it was in 2016, they are running ahead of the state and statewide republicans were about 80% of what they voted in 2016 in bay county they are now at 83. maria: bay county may stay red. >> turn out strong but it wasn't until this weekend, this weekend all of the people who were disprocessed of their homes came home from cousin's house or hotel in dustin and showed up in one of 5 of early voting locations they opened up to the county. maria: important point, chris, weigh in on this and we did see president trump tweeting support for rick scott, by the way, remember florida, i have been present for the united states for almost 2 years, during that time senator bill nelson called me once and rick scott called me requesting dollars plus for florida and great job for hurricanes, vote scott. what are your thoughts on what you're hearing from karl this morning in terms of the bay
constituency? >> they have been working overtime to try to get as many votes out there. rnc set ul polling locations wherever they possibly could. huge on the ground operation out there to try and get people to the polls but it's just -- i worry that voting is a little low on people's pyramid of needs right now if you've lost everything in the last few weeks, it's something that is easily forgotten when you have many concerns, maybe they will get out. president trump makes a difference. maria: karl says they are motivated now. you have other priorities, go ahead, jon. jon: i want to ask karl and chris, what does the florida race tell us about the 2020 election, such an important state in so many presidential elections, if it goes to governor's race, does that tell us how it's going to play out? >> does give indication. in early voting republicans are -- their share of the vote is
actually up 1.8% over what it was in 2016. democrats are up 8 tenths of a percent. in early vote there's a 1-point swing towards republicans, if they lose what it says the independents who are smaller slightly smaller share of the electorate this time around are nonetheless moving against us. dagen: it'll give them something to run on, maybe the republicans will learn that medicare for all means which andrew gillum does back means medicare for nobody because the plans that are in place in washington so far, it rips up medicare and private insurance. why didn't they run on that. maria: that's the thing, how is it possible that he's still leading, gillum with these policies, raising taxes. dagen: especially with the senior population in florida. maria: another race you're following is virginia seventh congressional district, dave
bratt against abigael . >> it's policewomen attic on what's going on. people have been motivated for and against president trump. it took down eric canter, they called him giant killer for a child and trying to get them out to support them, now he says every time he goes to rally he's meeting new people, people he never met before because they've been motivated by president trump and new kind of voter. maria: yeah. >> without any massive group of immigration in into the country, a huge surgance and hard-left and liberal policies and voters who didn't care before. they have been motivated with president trump, his election strategy, if i can get conservative republican base to come out and new trump voters then i can beat this new blue tide but if not he's going to go down and it's very close.
maria: you made the point yesterday you and steve forbes, liberal voters that have gone to florida, they came from high-taxed states to get to low-taxed states and they vote liberal policies. dagen: is florida going to turn into connecticut, used to have in income tax, florida still has no income tax but they see that as a vast pot of uncap money for the government, elected officials to spend and connecticut's economy contracted more than 9%. maria: we have to talk about connecticut, by the way, bob hugin has turned things around too. >> new jersey. maria: i'm sorry, new jersey and connecticut, we will see you seen, chris bedford, daily caller, searching for the end of daca, president trump turn to go supreme court for ending the obama-era program. not having its way, burger king slamming rapper kanye west for saying that his favorite food is mcdonalds, back in a minute.
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maria: welcome back, good tuesday morning, thank you so much for joining us, i'm maria bartiromo, tuesday sixth, day has arrived in america, midterm election voting, both parties stressing the importance of getting out the vote. >> we really feel like we have a good shot at keeping majority because record is so good and the contrast is so strong. >> what this nation needs right now, what this world needs from us right now is a wave of compassion, a wave of character, decency, love, righteousness, a wave of justice. maria: we are looking at key states and issues throughout the morning this morning, we've got it all coming up. hitching a ride how uber and lyft helping voters to get to the polls for free this morning.
investors watching mid terms in markets as well. dow industrials set to open 40 points, nasdaq down 22. it was mixed day yesterday on wall street meanwhile, nasdaq was lower by 28 points but dow industrials picked up 191 points, 3 quarters of 1% higher at the close for the dow yesterday. in europe take a look at indices, down across the board, similar story here, ftse 100 down a quarter percent. asian markets overnight mostly high we're the exception of china, the japanese market, the best performer, nikkei average up better than 1%, legal battle over immigration, details this morning on the trump administration's newest move to put end to daca deferred action for childhood arrivals, that program and then this kanye's claim response, mcdonalds is his favorite fast-food restaurant.
first top story half an hour, midterms and president trump making final push for votes, hitting 3 states touting record on job. >> we've got to stop crying chuck schumer and nancy pelosi from erasing everything that we've gained. our economy is setting records on a daily basis. knee to keep this job's boom going, we need to keep the country going the way it is. there has never been a better time for the american worker. maria: joining us right now ed rensi former mcdonalds ceo, good to see you, ed, thank you so much for joining us, from a business standpoint, you're a business guy, what do you want to see in terms of seeing this good economic backdrop continue based on the midterms?
>> well, i'm excited trump has done everything that i expected him to do, this economy is on fire and jobs are being created. i'm seeing people go back to work that haven't worked in 10 years because they couldn't find a job. i think it's exciting, i hope that we keep this up but i live in florida and i hope this guy doesn't race income tax down here because it's the only reason i came down here is to get away from taxes. maria: that's what i was going to say, what happens in florida, did you get influx from people from liberal states, that's what we have been talking about, you're there, you are watching governor's race and how tightly contested it is, ron desantis joined me on sunday morning futures this weekend and this is what he said about his policy versus andrew gillum's? >> i think the reason that we have been able to mobilize republicans so much is precisely because of the contrast you talked about, people understand what has made florida successful. we have had limited government, we've had probusiness climate and low-tax environment, that
allows us to drive investment from higher-tax state, andrew gillum wants 40% tax increase, that will kill jobs and stop historic flow of investment coming to florida, it would be a big mistake and i think republican voters in particular realize that that's why they are coming out in droves. maria: by the way, we invited andrew gillum but he did not respond, you said floridans get it, do they, why is the race so tight? >> well, you know, they may be coming from liberal states, i came from chicago down here but that doesn't make me a liberal. people are disgusted with the socialism that's been creeping into our society for a very long time. we need jobs, we need commerce because the free enterprise system is the great liberator of mankind, that's why everybody is trying to come to the united states and not going to other countries. dagen: karl, answer that, though, why would somebody move to florida because of the very
conservative policies, limited government and then vote for bigger government, vote for higher taxes? in an economy that has done exceptionally well, reboundedded from the -- >> people move to florida because of tax situation and also move because of weather and southeast florida it is better than it is in new york and new jersey in winter and so you have people who move there to retire, who came from modest backgrounds, were democrats when they were in new york, democrats when they lived in connecticut, democrats when they lived in massachusetts and new jersey and still democrats when they show up in southeast florida. jon: can you talk about what has changed in the job market front since the president was elected, what would you say have been the big drivers that have kept the job market going and how has that changed from the obama presidency? >> well, i had dinner last night with young lady that's head of
human resource in company in florida, they hired 150 people, they supply windows in housing market and housing market is going up. people are buying new houses. everything about the economy has given people confidence, people have confidence in the investments they make will pay off. i see it in mcdonalds where they are remodeling restaurants like crazy, i think that there's a confidence level. the tax refund, the tax change that trump did, i think it's really important because people want to keep more of their own money and i think that resinates very quickly on the household budget, you know, college is going up, food is going up, if you can keep some of your own money it's helpful. maria: you mentioned mcdonalds. how about the kanye west story? he's backing your old company mcdonalds, he tweeted mcdonalds is my favorite restaurant and mcdonalds rival burger king is writing back, explains a lot.
that response is going viral this morning. your reaction? >> well, i don't much care what anybody in great britain has to say about, kanye west knows what's going on in community. mcdonalds hit $90 billion in sales, if you add wendy's and burger king together they don't get close to that. my stock is looking pretty good, i'm pretty happy. maria: who wins governorship of florida? >> i think desantis is going to win. maria: you do? >> do i. maria: ed rensi joining news florida, election coverage begins tonight with lou dobbs and 8:00 p.m. neil cavuto, i will join neil as well. tomorrow mornings with maria we are starting hour earlier than usual 5:00 a.m. eastern so we can bring you all the latest late-day poll closings on wednesday morning, first, though, facing judge, man
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terminate the program, gives illegal immigrants the opportunity to stay in the country and receive a work permit so far the second ninth and dc circuits have blocked the government from completely dismantling daca, we will go to supreme court, both president trump and former president obama using immigration as final pitch in campaign trail. >> our president doesn't get to decide on his own who is an american citizen and who is not. >> democrats are invited caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country overwhelming schools, your hospitals and your communities. cheryl: well, president trump has taken harsh line on caravan leading up to election day, several caravans we should say. keeping eye on apple stock, quarter percent, shares suffered steepest two-day loss since
january 2013, the stock dropped more than 9% following last week's disappointing sales outlook. they were talking about the holiday, mac mini all hitting store shelves today at pretty expensive price points, unveiled at apple event that was in brooklyn last week. maria: coming up midterm election day today, we are taking a look back at some of the most contentious races in recent history, how they stack up against 2018, that's next back in a moment. (vo) 'twas the night before christmas
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♪ ♪ maria: welcome back, election day in america, republican control of the house is on the line and a fiercely divided political climate is at stake, how does this election compare to other historical midterms? joining us presidential historian doug, doug, thank you so much for being here this morning. >> thank you, maria. >> maria: first post9/11 midterm, bush was able to gain seats, tell us about that. >> it takes 9 9/11 or great depression to break the trend, karl, he did it. good to see you, guys, yes, history says that it's buyer's remorse, the party who won the previous election is going to get hurt in the midterm. maria: did that, karl have to do with 9/11 tell us what you see? >> doug is right, the basis was 9/11, bush made gutsy call, the
senate was democrat. jim from vermont, democrat senate led by tom, 51-49, bush said i'm going to expand my political credit and help elect republican senate which will make it easier for me to govern and he did so with positive and optimistic vision about the future of the country and, you know, he didn't go in and trash the democrat candidate and advocated, took his political people like lamar alexander and take democratic seats away. maria: 2006 midterms, nancy pelosi ends up speaker of the house, doug, here she is following the democratic big win back in '06. >> yeah, that's right. >> the american people voted to restore integrity and honesty in washington, d.c. and the democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical congress in history.
[laughter] maria: did they do that and could history repeat itself? >> well, history -- history doesn't repeat itself as mark twain famously said but certainly rimes, it could come close, george w. bush was one of the most popular presidents in american history in 2004 and one of the most unpopular in 2006, history can turn on a dime. history has not yet met donald trump, so we will see. maria: exactly, anything can change this time around because it's character we haven't seen before. how about 1994, saw the republican revolution against president clinton, the republicans took both houses, president clinton accepted his share of responsibility for the democrats heavy losses and then actually moved to the middle, how did that election empower republicans? >> yeah, that was newt gringrich famous contract with america, buyer's remorse, 92 in three-way race with clinton, ross perot,
clinton won, two years later the american people weren't happy and they went with newt gringrich's vision for america, fascinating. maria: any take away from the midterms? >> this coming midterms, it's unpredictable to me, i'm watching the vote in florida with governor and the beto o'rourke because i'm thinking to have long view and socialism, seems like the last people on earth that still believe in socialism are american young people. sad oh to me, i'm watching what those numbers pull. not that cruz will get upset but i want to see how much beto pulls. maria: another one with beto o'rourke and ted cruz, thanks so much. doug wead joining us there. full coverage of midterm elections right here, voters not only deciding house and senate
because your investments deserve the full story. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. maria: welcome back. thanks for joining us. i'm maria bartiromo. it is tuesday, november 6th. the day has arrived. polls are open in 22 states, plus washington, d.c. right now. president trump and former president obama have hit the campaign trail in a last minute blitz to turn out voters focusing on health care. >> if democrats gain power on tuesday, one of their very first projects will be a socialist take-over of american health care. >> health care is on the ballot. jennifer talked about this. health care affects millions of people. you vote, you might save a life. most importantly, the character of this country is on the ballot. maria: we're looking at key
races to watch this morning with the balance of power in congress up for grabs. then there's the ballot issues to keep an eye on, four states voting on legalizing marijuana while sanctuary laws are also on the ballot in oregon. details coming up this morning. investors are faux offe focusede midterms. the dow industrialses expected to be down 40 points this morning. the s&p and nasdaq are down a quarter of a percent. mixed session yesterday. volume on the light side. the dow jones industrial average picked up 190 points at the close yesterday, three-quarters of 1% gained. the nasdaq was 28 points lower an the close. in europe this morning, money moving out of stocks, declines across the board, fq100 down 47 points, cac and dax index down a quarter of a percent apiece. in asia markets finished mostly higher with the exception of vie china. outrage after pete davidson mocked an american war hero.
the outrage continues this morning. "saturday night live" is reportedly saying his comments were unplanned. we'll talk about that. underarmor takes on #metoo. wear thawhat they're doing to as their corporate culture. joining me to break it down, dagen mcdowell, john hilsenrath and fox news contributor karl rove. great to see you. >> great to be here. maria: we're happy you're here on such an important day. i know this is mott front and center -- not front and center. did you see yesterday, another woman from the kavanaugh mess admitted she lied? >> lied to federal investigators. maria: you're not seeing this on mainstream media. this is the second person we know that lied, made up a story about sexual misconduct about brett kavanaugh. she admitted yesterday she lied. that's outrageous. dagen: it is important ahead of the votes today for one reason. the democrats, if they take the
house and/or the senate, they have vowed to continue harassing brett kavanaugh and continuing investigating him. and here's what we know from senator grassley on the judiciary commit at this, that he -- committee, that he referred this woman, judy monroe leighton, to the justice department of the fbi for potential prosecution for making false statements. she sent and e-mail to the committee, saying brett kavanaugh and a friend sexually assaulted and raped her in his car. well, it turns out she turned around and said i made it up. she told the committee i was angry and i sent it out. and julie swetnick and attorney michael avenatti have been referred to justice concerning false statements about brett kavanaugh and based on her interview she did with nbc, her story didn't add up from her first breath. maria: the media was driving the bus on that. think bang about what we witnessed -- think back about what we witnessed with the
kavanaugh hearing, how that man's life was changed and his reputation was through the mud. two women made up stories of sexual misconduct. >> and they told these to federal investigators. they have the same status as an fbi officer or a federal law enforcement officer. if you lie to them, you're lying and breaking the law. maria: that's a disgrace that we are not seeing this story on the mainstream media. the journal had an op ed about it yesterday. where else have you seen this story? dagen: i heard it talked about just even among my -- maria: i haven't heard it anywhere on the media. dagen: the journal editorial pointed out yesterday, false statements to congress, not only are they illegal, but they harm the nominee's, families, waste taxpayer resources and poison american politics. to sit back and not do anything about it and not prosecute it, now it's on jeff session's shoulders as attorney general. equal application of the law. you don't get to lie to
congress. maria: if the democrats flip the house, jerr jerry nadler, hs he wants to impeach kavanaugh. so there you go. we've got a lot to talk about this morning. the aflcio president is here coming up. former mississippi governor hailey barber is here, along with ed rendell. ted langone is joining us and stan bergman is here as well. we will have all of that coming up. our top story, it is election day. the polls opening in 13 more states including washington, d.c. this hour. voters across 23 states are now casting ballots. kristina partsinevolos is live this morning in orlando, florida. she's got the latest in this battleground state which is really tight. good morning. >> reporter: gone.
good morning. i'm in orlando at ron de santis' eheadquarters. we came to this city for the election. i have to say, it's incredible to see how many people are motivated to get to the polls. if you look at the early voters, there are over 5.1 million people in florida who have already voted. if you look at the number of registered voters, that's at 13 million. so that's more than a third of floridians who have already voted for this election. that is a record for midterm elections which just shows how motivated people are to get out to the polls which i think is great for democracy. if we're talking about some of the contentious issues that have come up between both candidates on the democratic and republican side, a lot of it has to do with the economy, income tax. if you think here, reason why a lot of people move to florida there, is no income tax. the sales taxis only 6%. so very low situation here. so there's a lot of people that are voting because they do not want to see their income tax
climb higher. they don't want to see the corporate tax rate climb higher. that's what the democratic party is standing on right now. talking about -- i've interviewed ron de santis. he's running for governor, the republican. i'm interviewed -- we have rick scott also yesterday. problem is, we reached out to the democratic side. nobody want todd respond to us and do an interview. that's unfortunate there. you do have an extremely tight race here, extremely tight rails. the polls have shown the democrats the lead, but not by much. a lot can change. this is a swing state and that's why it's important to be here to talk about the issues. you have a lot of voters saying that health care is another issue and immigration and climate change too. that's something pertinent to a lot of people in the tourism industry. we're going to be here, covering this live all day. we'll be going to a voting poll to speak to those people that have voted to discuss why it's so tight and why it's so important for them to get to the polls. maria: we'll come back to you as you get more news. kristina partsinevolos in
orlando this morning. joining us right now to talk about that is the former rnc chairman, former mississippi governor, hailey barber. it's goingood to see you. thank you for joining us. we're waiting on former governor ed rendell, if he shows up soon. we will certainly add him to the conversation. real quick, first off, governor, your expectations for today? >> well, i think there's going to be a lot of close elections. there are elections where the polls are within the margin of error, many of them dead heistss within one point of one another. i don't think there will be a wave. i wore my burgundy tie today to say i don't think there will be a blue wave or red wave. i think there will be a lot of close elections. the odds are slightly that the democrats win a majority in the house. that's not for certain. the odds are the republicans will keep the majority, maybe expand it in the senate. but that's not for certain either. maria: let's talk about what's
at stake. we've got karl rove in the studio. what's at stake? >> i'm with barber on this one. i think it's going to be a very close election and -- but the small changes in the outcome, control of the house by the democrats even by a narrow margin means the next two years will be an unmitigated hell for everybody who works in the west wing of the white house. maria: jerry nadler will become chairman of the judiciary. the investigation into the fbi and doj goes away. he'll lielijah cummings becomese department of oversight and maxine waters. dagen: and adam schiff. maria: he becomes chairman of the intel committee. >> after the 2006 of change of control of the house of representatives, the white house council's office doubled in size in order to handle the anticipated increase in
investigation requests from congress. they hadn't hired enough lawyers. >> is that what happens if the democrats get the house, does the whole second half of the president's first term become about investigations? >> oh, sure, oversights, subpoenas, demands for documents. maria: they want his tax returns. they want to know if there was money funneled somehow with russia. they're still on this story, which cracks me up. >> you raised a good question. it doesn't stop -- the policy doesn't stop if you have a robust policy making apparatus and a way to find ways to work with the democrats. we don't know whether or not that can happen. >> does the white house have that robust policy making apparatus? >> thus far, we haven't seen it. >> we also have battles on the budget, right, with the debt ceiling crisis. >> there, there's going to be a tendency to give everybody what they want. republicans will want more defense spending. democrats will want more discretionary spending. nobody is going to be concerned
deeply about the deficit. dagen: i want to ask governor barber this, though. in some deep secret way, would president trump welcome a democratic house that spends all this taxpayer money and all this valuable time trying to go after him as he's up for re-election in two years, like, again, what do you represent, what are you doing for the american people? you're doing things in your own self interest by constantly investigating and the subpoenas and the tsunami of things that don't matter to the american people. would he secretly welcome that as he runs for re-election in 2020? >> well, i think president trump wants to be successful. when you look at his economic policies, whether you talk about tax cuts, whether you talk about rational regulation, to have regulatory reform, whether you talk about judges, trump wants to be successful. and i think having a democratic congress, regardless of the size of the margin, yields constipation over there.
they're not going to get anything done, they're not going to try to get anything done. they're going to have so much pressure on the democratic house to impeach the president, i think it will be very, very hard for the democrats to resist that pressure or otherwise they'll be getting kicked out in 2020. maria: see, that's the thing. i think that if it is two years of investigations into the president and moves to impeach him, in 2020 it helps the president. they still don't have a message the only message is resist, right? >> well, perhaps politically narrowly that may be true. but again, i think what donald trump wants to do is succeed in making our economy stronger, more organically strong and during the obama presidency main street you couldn't tell the difference between the recession and the recovery. that's not the case anymore in the heartland. i think trump's very proud of that. maria: talked about that last
night in cleveland, ohio. he urged the crowd to look at the economy and get out and vote. watch. >> who is going to vote on tuesday? [ cheering and applause ] >> okay. the midterm elections used to be like boring, didn't they? do you even remember what they were. people say midterms, they say what is that. now it's the hottest thing. these guys are making a fortune because of me and you. but the keys you have to go out to vote. in a sense, i am on the ticket. you've got to go out to vote. maria: dagen. dagen: it's important to remember that a lot of what president trump has done, he did need the congress on tax reform, yes on ra ratifying the mexico, canada deal. pulling out of the iran deal, he did that independently, moving the embassy to jerusalem, there are still things he can do. maria: final word to you, hailey. >> well, look, this is a hugely
important election. people need to get out and vote. the turnout is enormous. tens of millions of people have already voted. incredibly high number. maria: we're going to find out what the early voting shows us with our voter analysis here at fox. hailey, thank you. good to see you. hailey barber joining us there. election coverage starts tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern and then at 8:00 p.m. neil cavuto brings us the results. i'll join neil as well. tomorrow, "mornings with maria" begins an hour earlier than usual, 5:00 a.m. eastern. we will have many of the results, although you're not sure if we have the results on wednesday. >> not all of them. not all of them manufacture coming up, no laughing matter, the new details over pete davidson's offensive joke about an american war hero. we've got the latest. an overhaul for underarmor, the major shakeup to the company's corporate culture. many are asking why it took so long. back in a minute. ♪ just put your records on, tell
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maria: welcome back. voters in 37 states will decide on ballot measures today. cheryl casone has the details in headlines. cheryl: i'm not going to give you all 37. here's some of the more interesting measures that we're looking at. the state of washington has an initiative that would adopt some of the strictest gun controls in the country. voters in oregon are going to weigh in on a measure that would repeal the state's first in the nation, we should say, sanctuary law, half the state sheriff's largely from more conservative parts of the state want to do away with the law. four states are voting on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes. it's north dakota and michigan for recreational use. and in florida, voters will decide whether those with felony convictions will have voting rights reautomaticl restored auy
once they complete sentences. soft bank's ceo said they're not prepared to cut ties with saudi arabia, despite the murder of khashoggi. he says he has a commitment to help the kingdom's economy. you spoke to the prince on sunday morning futures, here's what he had to say about the investigation into khashoggi's murder. >> i think some people's intelligence did follow these orders and sent a group of people to turkey to engage with jamal khashoggi and clearly something went wrong over there, whereby he was murdered. it takes time for the investigation to finish. i ask saudi arabia that the investigation be made public as soon as possible.
i believe the done are yo counte exonerated. cheryl: many businesses pulled out of the conference in saudi arabia after the murder. underarmor employees will have to pay tabs at the strip clubs themselves. the company told employees they can no longer charge visits to strip club toss the corporate credit card. they used to take colleagues and athletes to strip clubs with the company footing the bill. that was one of the practices women employees found demeaning. the ceo issued a statement to the journal saying, quote, our teammates deserve to work in a respectful and empowering environment. we believe there is inequality in the workplace. we will embrace the meaningful transformation that is under way at underarmor. finally, breaking news, fox con is facing a tight labor market in wisconsin. they are looking at bringing chinese workers to the state
here in the u.s. the wall street journal says they need engineers and other workers to help staff a new facility they're building in southern wisconsin. maria: how did you like that under armour story? >?indicts it. dagen: it's not 1978. maria: thank god for the wall street juljournal. election day has arrived. the details as severe weather may affect states with key races. we'll tell you where the weather could be an issue. the ceo of henry shinies here. he weighs in on the economy under president trump right here, next.
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this is the hottest place economically anywhere in the world right now. when i have some wonderful leaders of countries, presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, some dictators, but we don't mention that. the first thing they say to me is congratulations, mr. president. you have the hottest economic nation anywhere in the world. maria: that was president trump touting america's economy during a rally in ohio yesterday. voters are headed to the polls this morning. joining us right now is the ceo of henry schein, stanber stan s. you just reported earnings. tell us what the quarter showed and where growth is from your standpoint in relation to the trump economy. >> we had topline growth normalized of about 5%, eps
growth of 18%, half of which is attributable to organic growth and the other half because of tax reform. maria: so the economic policies out of this administration have been a boost to your company? >> i would say the positive economy over the last -- since a decade, since the collapse of the economy in 2008, started to get positive in 2010 but it's really -- we've gained momentum in the last few years, driven by low interest rates, low tax rates, confidence by the consumer, and generally we're in a positive environment from an economic point of view in this country. >> how hard is it right now to find qualified workers, particularly high tech workers? we just saw amazon saying it was splitting up its second headquarters because it couldn't find enough qualified people in any one area. >> i would say that's one of our larger challenges right now, finding good talent. specifically in the software
development area and we're trying to keep those jobs in the u.s. we want to keep them here because of course we have tremendous worker potential in this country. but we're experiencing challenges in bringing enough software developers and that kind of individual into our company. dagen: what do you think ultimately is the solution? is it going to be the companies hiring people literally out of high school, you don't need a college degree and we're just going to educate you and teach you how to write code and develop software as long as you maybe sign a contract to work here. i know that sounds a little kind of out there but it seems like ultimately it's on the companies and not the government to solve these problems. >> we need both. we need the government to help educate the population and that also includes taking people that are mature and teaching them about the computer world, the digital environment. so we need the government's involvement to a moderate extent and companies have to have incentive to provide the
education through various forms of incentives, from economic to tax incentives. >> are you lifting wages? are you paying people more to attract more people? >> wages are going up to some extent. that is correct. but it's really the challenge is just to find people. we've always paid a very good salary and provide very good ben. maria: do people have the skill set you're looking for? so health care, karl, do you agree that's one of the top issues? stan, your company's the world largest provider of health care products and services to office based practitioners. stock is up 1,000% since the ipo in 1995. do you think thi is an issue vos will watch? >> i'm not sure that's the number one issue on the mind of voters. maria: karl, what do you think? >> health care issue is one thing, pre-existing conditions, people have an emotional
reaction to them. it's a concern about it affecting a loved one. it's a question of do i have a good doctor, do i have access and what does my policy look like and what's my company doing to help me? >> i think what's so important for the public is access to good health care. that connection, 18% of the gdp is going into health care of which a huge part could be reduced if we focus on wellness and prevention. maria: that's right. >> that is key. i believe the public is starting to understand that. public policy people are starting to understand that. and we need to focus on wellness and prevention to prevent people from ending up in the hospital. maria: i couldn't agree more. >> i think we're moving in a good direction in that area. maria: it's part of the conversation, wellness, getting ahead of disease, for sure. let's talk about immigration. >> the millennials understand that. maria: older people do also. thousands of central american migrants are moving through mexico. i want to get your take on the border. you are a naturalized american citizen, originally from south
africa. >> right. maria: so your take on the debate over immigration, stan? >> maria, bottom line is we have laws in this country. i came into the country 100% in compliance with american laws. we're proud of being americans. we have lawings laws. we need to adhere to them. we need educated people to come to the country. the country is fueled by entrepreneurship. a large number of onlie of entrs are immigrants. maria: they came legally. >> we need to enforce the laws of this country. maria: karl, what do you say about that? >> i agree entirely. we're a welcoming country. most of us are a generation or two or three separated from immigrants. we need to put a priority on getting people who are educated, who can contribute to the economy, and i don't understand why we bring these people to stanford and our great institutions, train them to be software engineers or electrical
engineers and send them home to india or china or korea to compete with us. maria: watching that caravan -- >> my grandfather came here, he never got past eighth grade. he sold eggs in the street. all of his children were educated. does it have to be educated or does it have to be motivate sned. >> we have to dial it more toward education and a little less -- that's my cousin. maria: it was a different time when your grandfather came and my grandfather came in 1903. dagen: it's not the government's role to make you motivated and to make your skinny. that's personal responsibility, not the government's job to make you lose weight and make you give a -- about your job. >> we need to find a way to get educated people into this country and especially those, karl, that we spend so much money to educate, we take them through phds and then they leave. maria: watching that caravan come towards the united states, i mean, this whole abolish i.c.e. proposal from the democrats could not have
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maria: welcome back. good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us this morning. i'm maria bartiromo. it is tuesday, november 6th, election day in america has arrived. voters are headed to the polls in 22 states along with washington, d.c. this morning to decide who will control the house and senate. president trump and former president obama rallying voters last night. >> there has never been a better time for the american worker. america is respected again. we have added half a million new manufacturing jobs since the election. >> it's a long way making the
world better. one election is not going to change everything. what it does mean is things start getting better. maria: we're taking a look at key races and issues throughout the morning this morning. stay with us on that. plus, extreme weather could have an impact. rain even tornadoes could impact your voter turnout today. we'll bring you the latest there where the weather is worse. investors are watching the midterms and markets. futures indicate a loss at the start of trading. dow industrials is down a quarter of a percent. the nasdaq with a 23 point decline right now, down about one-third of 1%. this after a mixed day yesterday on wall street. the nasdaq finished lower. the dow industrials picked up 191 points, three-quarters of 1% at the close yesterday. in europe this morning, declines across the board. take a look at the fq100, at the low of the morning, down almost 1%. the cac in paris is down a third of a percent and the dax index in germany down a fraction. asian markets mostly higher overnight with the exception of
china. japan the best performer, nikkei average up better than 1%. health care is in focus. big names reporting earnings this morning including eli lilly and cvs. they show gains in the premarket. cvs shares are up 3.5%, eli lilly with better than expected earnings up 1 2/3%. outrage after pete davidson mocked an american war hero. now "saturday night live" is reportedly saying that his comments and mocking of this american war hero were unplanned. the fallout coming up this morning. onto election day in america we go. president trump selling his economic record to the american people as voters head to the polls. >> this is an incredible time for america. jobs are soaring, wages are rising, optimism is sky-rocketing and more americans are working today than ever before in our history.
republicans have created the best economy in the history of our country. this is the single best economy in the history of our great country. [ cheering and applause ] >> and it's the hottest jobs market on the planet earth. but everything we have achieved is at stake tomorrow. everything. because they can take it apart just as fast as we built it. maria: this as organized labor mounted a massive digital ad campaign targeting people working across the country reaching 10 million voters in 15 states. joining me right now is the president of the afl-cio union, richard trumka. thank you for being here this morning. >> maria, thanks for having me on. and happy election day. maria: and to you as well. you just heard president trump about the best economy that he's ever seen. how has the economy been in terms of the union worker, wages
are up 3.1% in the last reading, we know that the unemployment rate is at a record low. how do you see it? >> first of all, our members, workers in this country are motivated right now like i've never seen them before. they mobileized because they believe that this economy isn't working for them and the political system isn't working for them. they want an economy that really helps everybody. one month of increased wages or predicted increased wages doesn't reverse three decades of flat, stagnant wages. the economy hasn't been working for them and i got to tell you markslmaria, they're motivated i haven't seen in my 50 years in the labor movement. maria: i understand what you're saying about three decades. the last two years, things have gotten better for them, right? >> some yes, some no. there's a lot to be done. when your wages are flat, it doesn't matter whether the stock market's up. when somebody's trying to take your pension away, it doesn't
matter what someone else's 401-k has done. workers are still under attack. their wages are flat. their health care is under attack. costs are rising. $1,500 next year will be the increase in their premiums they're going to see. they're not able to afford that. their pensions are being attacked. so for them, this isn't a real mecca. they're trying to come up with the secure economy that works for them and that's what they're going to do today. maria: do you think the democrats taking the house, the majority of the house will change any of that? do you think that their wages will go up if the democrats are in charge of the house? do you think taxes going up, which is one of their policy platforms, will be good for the worker? >> here's what i think. today we're going to elect a bunch of union-friendly workers because maria, here's what we did. all the way back in may, we started talking to our members and said what issues are important to you?
they told us what those issues were. we then took those issues to the candidates who were running and said which of you will support these issues. we're going to elect both democrats and republicans that support worker issues. we're going to have a better shake at it. hopefully they'll be able to work together and if they don't, we'll elect more people that will support our issues. maria: the good news is that you have a voice. you have a voice, richard. and tell me about this digital ad campaign reaching 10 million people. >> well, it's actually -- this is the biggest member to member campaign that we've ever had in our history. we're doing radio. we're doing digital ads and we're doing direct mail 10 million pieces of direct mail. and they're having an effect. in ohio, for instance, maria, half of our members that voted for trump said they're voting for cordre and sherrod brown this time.
it's had a an effect on them. they're voting for people that support workers and are allies. over 1500 union members are running for office. maria: let me ask about trade. this is one of the president's policies and a lot of people -- well, they were debating on how great this usmca deal really is. some people say it was a given-a-- give-away to the unions, the mexico and canada deal that needs to be voted on by congress nex next year. have trade tensions had an effect on your organization? >> first of all, i'm really proud of the fact that workers sticking together have been able to change the debate about whether we're going to get a new nafta or whether we're going to fix a bad trade agreement. we had that effect. that's really wonderful. right now it's too early for us to be able to say whether the new agreement is good or isn't good that we will support or won't support. there's too many unknowns right
now. how will we enforce the labor standards? how will we enforce rules of origin in those are yet to be decided -- maria: part of the deal requires other countries to take union workers. that has to be a positive for you. if part of the usmca forces mexico and canada to hire union workers that's good for you. >> well, first of all, i don't know that that agreement forces anybody to hire union workers. what it does do, hopefully, it will help us make sure that the mexican workers have a voice on the job so that they can raise their labor standards and take away the downward pressure on american wages. maria: yep, yep. >> if it doesn't do that, it's a non-starter. maria: right. >> if it does do that, we have an agreement that can make a difference in people's lives. maria: that's one of the -- that's one of the issues within the plan and that's what congress is going to vote on for sure. let me ask you this.
labor unions were dealt a blow this summer when the supreme court ruled public unions could not force nonmembers to pay dues. there's also a report of a lawsuit against the state of new jersey right now, the new jersey education association and the township of ocean education association challenging the cons constitutionality of a law that affect he di deductions. have you been affected? the supreme court is saying the unions and government cannot compel public employees to pay union dues. >> first of all, we started talking to our members two years or three years beforehand about that agreement and so we knew it was coming. our members haven't walked away from us. they've stayed our members. in some areas we've increased membership because we continue to talk to them. maria: that's the bottom line. good to see you. >> what it has done, maria, it showed us who our friends are and who our friends aren't and
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maria: welcome back. voters are bracing for some extreme weather today on this election day. cheryl casone has the details there. cheryl: severe weather could affect some key race that's we're watching, strong storms expected in parts of the south including georgia, which is a key governor's race and tennessee, where marsha blackburn is running for a senate seat.
a cold front sweeping across the east is going to bring rain and thunderstorms to the region through tonight. strong storms also possible across the mid-atlantic for the afternoon. and a mix of rain and snow is going to be hitting the great lakes. researchers say a wet day can significantly reduce voter turnout. well, another spike in polio-like cases in children is alarming doctors. the senses terse for disease -- centers for disease control and prevention confirm 80 cases nationwide right now, on top of 219 reports that are currently under investigation. the disease can cause paralysis. well, the body of north -- major brent taylor was returned to the united states early this morning. taylor's body arrived at dover air force base in delaware just before dawn. the 39-year-old left behind his wife and seven children to take a year-long leave of absence as mayor of north ogden for his
deployment to afghanistan where he was training commandos. officials say he was killed in afghanistan by one of his afghan trainees. that happened on saturday. well, you probably remember this moment from the weekend when pete davidson made fun of former navy seal hero dan crenshaw with this joke. >> you may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate from texas and not a hit man from a porno movie. [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry, i know he lost his eye in war or whatever. [ laughter ] cheryl: tmz is reporting that last line, i know he lost his eye in the war or whatever, was improvised by davidson. crenshaw did lose his eye during his third tour in afghanistan. he responded to davidson on fox and friends yesterday. >> why can't we just be funny
again. what happened to our comedy in this country? why can't we separate comedy from politics? this one was pretty inappropriate. cheryl: well, crenshaw isn't demanding an apology from davidson but called the joke unfunny and yes, maria, mean-spirited which we talked about yesterday. dagen: maybe nbc and "saturday night live" need to take the jerks who you hired and work for you on a field trip to arlington national cemetery to remind them that our freedom isn't free. maria: right. dagen: or read sarah carter's piece about her husband. maria: her piece was excellent. we want to come back and talk to you about president obama hitting the campaign trail. we're going to do that when we come back. election day has arrived. we break down the midterms, what they mean for markets and for the economy, next. stop acting the same old way. in today's complex world, you need a partner that is driven to provide you with better solutions
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mariamaria: investors are watcg the midterm elections. futures indicate a lower opening, dow industrials down 35 points right now, off of the lows of the morning. joining us right now is the chairman of the program of business and finance, professor brian benburg. you said the students are not engaged. >> the students where i'm teaching are not as engaged's you're seeing around the country, because there's less contention at the school i'm teaching. they're not engaged on the economy. for some reason, they seem to think that the situation that we've had over the past two years is kind of the way the world works. they have forgotten the eight years prior to that, the financial crisis and what's at stake here. this is a jobs election. somehow, that's gotten lost in all of the other conversation that we've had. >> what's your outlook for the economy there? a lot of the economists on wall street are saying it's going to slow down over the next couple
years. where do you think things go from here? >> look, i'm very concerned about this election. you hear a lot of people talking about how the markets love a divided congress, they love the gridlock. i just don't actually buy that. because i think this is a different scenario now versus previous years. we're not talking about a divided congress with a kind of center left democratic party like we saw under bill clinton or with the jfk. we are talking about a very hard left democratic party. i think markets look at that and say what does that mean in 2020. what does that mean in 2022. businesses don't just plan a year or two in ad vans. they plan three, five, seven years in advance. they look at that signal and say what does that mean for investment. maria: some of the policy proposals on the left are abolish i.c.e. and raise taxes. >> they all have economic issue. >> jobs for all, free tuition for all, these are things that
businesses look at and say what will with happen to my regulatory environment, what will happen to my taxes, do i want to invest in that kind of environment and that trickles down to how investors view the market. i think there's more at stake than a lot of people are saying. maria: really important insights. brian, thank you. brian brenburg, we'll be right back.
maria: welcome back good thoouz no, i think thanks juror telephonically us i am maria bartiromo, tuesday, november 6 election day, 8:00 a.m. on the east coast poll opening in 12 more states president trump and former president obama, made their final cases to voters last night about that is at stake in midterm elections. >> a vote for democrats is a vote to bring this economic boom crashing down very rapidly the republican agenda is delivering the american dream, optimism the american dream. >> o character of this country is on the ballot who we are is on the ballot, what kind of --
politics we expect is on the ballot. >> we are looking at key races to watch this morning balance of fwhaur congress up for grabs facebook fighting misthe under investigation took down more than 100 accounts trying to sway voter opinions investors also watching midterms in the marks futures indicating a lower omissions force broader averages stable downside dow industrials down 30 points s&p down four mass deduct down 15 into the open, hour and a half away after mixed session yesterday dow industrials managed to pick up 19 points at close three-quarters of a percent higher nasdaq lower 28 points lower a third of a percent down on nasdaq yesterday, this morning, in european, declines across the board, take a look at european indices fi.dt 100 down almost 1% cac quarante and dax down better than a third of a percent, in i asia overnight markets most higher as you can see best japan a split decision for amazon
technology giant reportedly choosing two locations, for a second headquarters, one in new york one in virginia, company is making that move coming up, then a new record for investors, the number of 40 k millionaires a new high coming up, also joining me to break it down fox business network dagen mcdowell, wroj global economics editor jon hilsenrath former adviser to president george w. bush karl rove here thanks for joining us. >> glad to be here on important day what is going on in america today i extort of loss that the. >> fed meeting a fed meeting that is right here to talk about fed meeting. >> that is right we are going to marry from fed this week, tomorrow. >> tomorrow i think won't be as newsy as today that other stuff. >> you are expecting fed to raise in december. >> he raising in december not doing anything tomorrow. >> hey. >> watching that. >> by the way, did you see the story of the woman who lied
about the brett kavanaugh sexual assault allegations now we know she lied, dagen second person that we know lied about says oh i made it up. dagen: chuck grassley head of the senate judiciary committee referred that individual to the justice department the fbi for potential prosecutes with julie swetnick and avenatti this woman admitted she lied. >> restraining from interest two i heard them off camera more revved up than you might get from discussion. >> connect the dots why this is important, because, it if dems take control of the house jary nadler will become chairman of the judiciary committee wants to impeach kavanaugh. >> they will continue to investigate brett kavanaugh, and our government needs to send a message that you can't destroy people plooilives on
taxpayer dollars corrupt justice in this country that is what some individuals tried to do, again, #resist. >> what? >> [laughter] is there in the policy other than #resist. >> well, yes there is, i mean increasingly left wing abolish private insurance medicare for all free college forgive if alones u.s. are guaranteed frel job raising taxes so there is a whole agenda that is flowing to the democratic party not yet dominated the democrats entirely but when you have 170 some other members democratic hours cakes subordinativing bernie sanders medicare for all establishes every bit of private health insurance in america pretty radical. >> james freeman saked mitigator medicare for all means medicare for nobody. >> this is an area where president trump, he has
basically taken their grounds kind of pushing to rewrite trade deals make them more labor friendly. >> going to talk about that joining the conversation, i lover capitalism cofounder home depot ken langone in studio haer from him in a moment first top story that is it is election day all right, the polls opened in 12 more states this hour, he voters across 34 states and washington, d.c., d.c. casting ballots hillary overdrawn on the ground -- in tempe, arizona very latest from that part of the country good morning to you hillary. >> good morning, maria. both open five minutes in state offed arizona but most voters voted the arizona secretary of state says he expects 80% all votes to be cast in early ballots we already have break don of some ballots 1.56 million people voted the republicans have angling in early ballots cast so far 6% more ballots are
from registering republicans and 24% are from independent voters that itself the big question mark over what is still, a neck and neck race between republican candidate is for senate congresswoman mcsally and democratic candidate kyrsten sinema mcsally telling sports last night she thinks it is ridiculous the race is still virtually tied. >> to combat with us in the battle for the future of our state and our country, i know you got my -- i just ask you from bottom of my heart push through for 24 hours, i will be absolutely honored proud to represent you all in the senate. reporter: governor is considered the front-runner well ahead of opponent spent most time last night drumming up support for mcsally and ballot republicans. >> country is watching arizona, to see what is going do happen in this united states senate race there is a reason these out of stated
billionaires are accommodation to arizona they believe that they can turn the united states senate blue, and they are dreaming they can i did not through arizona. reporter: maria voting has surpassed 2014 midterm levels on to beat number of votes cast in 2016 presidential zwleeks that is incredible thank you, hillary vaughn in arizona the ho covet of the five juan williams former arkansas governor mike huckabee thank you for joining us your expectations for day? what will be themes for voters? >> i think people need to ask are they better -- of than two years ago the answer is yes, they are 401(k)s strongr jobs are up, they have paychecks bonuses fewer people needing
food stamps we would like to see people have jobs all those things are happening a stronger place in the world a president cares about border security i am not sure what on earth people would be thinking voting to put people like pelosi maxine waters in place want to scream at people in private lives that is beyond my comprehension to understand. >> juan you recently wrote op-ed on the hill about one issue you said driving voters health care the op-ed titled health care is a big winner for demonstrates, explain. >> clearly if you look at the advertising that we've seen that is the number one issue maria health care, and lots of talk about preexisting conditions and what is covered what is not covered, of course, the democrats emphasizing republicans and especially president trump were so critical about obamacare, the to appraisal and replace since republican majorities in house and senate we have seen nothing in terms of a better plan by
republicans this hit home in terms of what have gets traction with voters the economy, has not hit home although doing fine, the tax cut has gone in reverse people think the tax cut he has benefited the rich and big corporations. >> in any case not true. >> i don't know if not true. >> i'm not buying health care number one issue. >> i do. >> i feel like jobs. >> you look at the polls overwhelming. >> i don't believe the polls. >> one issue, preexisting conditions doesn't affect a lot of people directly but it is an emotional issue that touches a lot the republicans have offered good ideas, have gone, you know have been passed through series in house s expanding health savings accounts things that will make private insurance more affordable accessible reforms to expand electronic health records transparency associated health plans allow small businesses to join together pool risks lots of things republicans have done known have emotional punch
saying preexisting conditions republicans where handled the this right muted the issue missouri where halle says my child has a life-threatening illness, of course, concerned about people with preexisting conditions. >> the dems act like republicans want to eliminate this that is not true. >> democrats are saying if you if you want to protect preexisting conditions, you have to accept all of the bad things that obamacare which is not true. >> come on. >> the rest of the bad things in obamacare do what we have done for years leave the question of preexisting conditions how you deal with them up to the states, many states had risk pools in place he is dealing with issue of people facing preexisting conditions that was wiped out by -- >> karl is reaching for anything he can deep in the weeds. >> let's not get into whooeeeds. >> i know you can talk the talk obamacare clearly unpopular in 2010 midterms drove what we felt 63 seat
loss for democrats president obama, it is incredible turnaround 20 -- 2018 what% seek obamacare more popular than any tax cunany promulgated. >> -- >> that is what has been done by the republicans, is an empty promise oh we can do better. >> obamacare if so particular why only why only 7% americans with health insurance in obamacare exchange universal care for everybody, you like your doctor you can keep your doctor -- >> that was a lie that was a lie. >> you did it. >> let me finish. >> thank you want to go on for the whole show. >> go right ahead. >> all the promises used for obamacare turned out not to be true no reason whatsoever we have to accept all obamacare in order to have one thing one thing only which is protections for people with
preexisting conditions. >> jump in go ahead governor. >> i feel like i am back at a republican presidential debate, sidelines here, the president made it very clear, not going to touch preexisting conditions, he is going to guarantee them that is the bottom line there is no reason to make this some big political issue the democrats absolutely outright lied with about the republican position bottom line juan you cannot deny this not a republican saying they are taking away health coverage for people with preexisting conditions made it very clear they are not for democrats to demagogue that issue goings back to when nancy pelosi said we won't know what is in this plan until we pass it the problem they still don't know what is in that plan just use it for political bait has not worked -- >> that is well worn rhetoric going back to 2010 i think american people are pretty clear about the widespread that obamacare and the idea of protections for people who have illnesses not only preexisting conditions but if you think about having children on your insurance,
after -- 26 and the like, this is what america cares deeply about why it has proven to be a condition politically -- >> president said he is going to protect preexisting conditions let me ask you this. >> let me kel you what he did underperformed, individual mandate so -- could say i destroyed obamacare. >> go ahead governor. >> that is not true juan, he has been explicitly clear that preexisting conditions and taking that away is off the table so you cannot say that the president has not addressed it he repeatedly addressed it maybe, you need some hearing aides. >> what bothers me. >> the rhetoric around the economy, because i feel like what 250,000 jobs created last month employment report on friday feels like chuck schumer you made this point repeatedly chuck schumer nancy pelosi trying to talk down the economy, dagen. dagen: they are they would love for it to stink to high heaven. >> but it dpourpt juan we've got a great economy. >> nobody is saying that we
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maria: in middle of all this facebook took down hundreds of accounts last night ahead of the midterm elections lauren simonetti on the floor of the new york stock exchange looking at impact there, and this market opening good morning to you. >> good morning. happy election day maria we're looking at facebook, because on the eve of the election, they blocked 115 facebook, instagram accounts for suspicious activity given heads up from the government, these -- these -- actors spreading misinformation about 115 out of 2 plus billion euros also keeping eye on facebook shares, because of news that france wants that eu digital tax by the end of the year this is weighing a little bit on the stock today, also, take a look at amazon, ding,
ding, ding winner no, no, no winners, potentially two secretary headquarters for amazon, the name flooded around by "the wall street journal" and other entities in the "the wall street journal," by the way, says we will have a decision perhaps as early as this week, on who these winners will be, long island city new york crystal city virginia also hearing dallas, texas reason for wanting two secretary headquarters for 50,000 well paying jobs more access to talent in tight labor market also not the burden infrastructure of the winning city, take a look at cvs double beat reporting earnings i found interesting rise in prescription volume not prices, volume key there, it also doj approving their acquisition of aetna not long ago not done deal yet flip over to eli lilly also a double beat listed he earnings forecast for the year that
stock up a little bit today do i want to point out that year-to-date eli lilly a big winner up 30%, as traders are saying down here, maria we've seen futures in this range all morning, volume was light yesterday, the we don't know what is going to happen baked in the cake for traders that the house flips blue. but we will know tomorrow and that is when we see which trading really occurs based on that outcome but pretty steady this morning. maria: that is why we are going to be here early you are early, and "mornings with maria" start an hour earlier tomorrow as well we will see you later lauren simonetti on wall street voting with pocketbook break down impact of the economy the elections after this short break home depot cofounder, ken language hegone will join me on current economic climate. back in a minute. ♪ no doubt about it, either is strong ♪ ♪ ♪ this is not a bed.
. maria: republicans have created the best economy in the history of our country. this is the single best economy in the history of our great country [cheers and applause] >> and it is the hottest jobs market on the planet earth. but everything we have achieved is at stake. tomorrow. everything. because they can take it apart just as fast as we built. >> it president trump telling touting the economy last minute blitz. >> counderstood toer of home depot fourn chairman, ken
languagegone thank you for joining us, you are a businessman, and have seen this economy change in the last couple of years. >> right. >> who is a your take on today you the midterm elects what happens if we chase at stake. >> i am not smart enough to know the outcome. the thing that miystifies me is a listen to candidates talk about what they are going to do if we quinn rhetoric we heard or i should say people in venezuela heard years ago when venezuela was one of the wealthiest nations on earth, people had decent lives. . what i am bothered by is we have major crises in america we've got to draest debt at some point bigger issue to a me is public education deplorable a grateful. not one word has been mentioned in this entire campaign. >> that is a good point. >> -- about public education not one word you want to get people a shot at closing the
income and equality gap give them education make them competitive the world today is becoming more and more and more competitive. we spend more money per student in public education, than any of the 30 developed countries on earth. we rank 28th out 30 out of results poor did high school diplomas some can only do 4th or 5th grade work. >> ceos say can't find skill sets to fill jobs they have you wrote a book now a year ago more than that, i love capitalism isn't it incredible we are debating capitalism versus socialism. >> you are absolutely right. >> what the heck is going on. >> listen to this fellow running for governor from florida. >> andrew gillum. >> guy that was mayor. >> tallahassee? >> tallahassee. if -- this is what floridians want -- then let them understand that, the probabilitied of having better
years ahead is low. people in have reasons to florida if this man wins has his way big, big if, but if he wins has his way, allure attraction of florida will drop dramatically, i have a home in florida, i am a new york resident i will stay a new york resident my life and i love here love -- kids, we like it but if floridians want to do what venezuelans did, to opt for form of about socialistic government pay the pricing if you took away net worth said i am taking it away from you you can't believe how much better for so many oer people of will do it doesn't work that way you don't elevate poor lowering the rich. >> he wants to raise he corporate taxes. >> one of the reasons people moved to florida because a tax-free state, no income tax is that what happened people
from connecticut and new york moved to florida took liberalism with them now voting to put taxes in place? i don't get it what happened to florida. >> i think some of them there hasn't been one word, about public education, in the state of florida. by the way, no better than new york the point is that all these politicians want to talk about quality of police helping them with american dream give them education. >> speaking of florida, a lot of seniors there health care is obviously a major issue, about in this election as well you are chairman of the broad of trustees nyu medical center, your name on the building because of all the money you have given them you gave enormous gift largest in nyu langone history 200 million dollars so you could give. >> i gave 100. >> 200 before, better than that gave 100, other people put up 350 million. >> wow. >> you led this incredible
forgiving with your 100 million dollars. >> we had a lot of people -- >> the point is health care. >> absolutely tell me where issues are, and what is going to drive voters in that regard. >> everybody is talking about the cost of health care. nobody is talking about the availability of health care. we are going to be short 50,000 primary care physicians 12 short years 30,000 ob-gyn whether you have money or not depending the on where you are may not have access to health care not because you can't afford it because there are not enough doctors to go around thank god we are living he longer here i am 83 years old to mass breakfast going to work with you now we are living longer better quality lives. >> you know you are grateful that you were born in america. >> oh greatest country on earth! >> i know that, look at this headlined the number of 401(k)
miles per hour up 41% -- up 25% same period real people who are not medicine millionaires invested and saved. >> a kid at home depot, we have 3,000 kids started in the parking lot entry level that are multimillionaires today woman running 1700 stores campbell started out as cashr 33 years ago from jamaica knows about capitalism a product of capitalism better than that brings all kids to the party with her. >> american dream. >> it is american dream. >> how do you keep that american dream live and quell after midterm election.
>> is it giving capitalism credit it serves recognizing there is no perfect system but guess what above all the others, capitalism gets it done better. >> does anything change if you have maxine waters trunk financial services. look, i hope what i am hearing is rhetoric i hope when they get power if they get power, that sobriety comes with it. >> nonsense about going to impeach kavanaugh for what? you are going to impeach trump? for what? >> you had clinton got caught, absolutely red-handed caught, and the senate they impeached him in the house. >> you know speaking of kavanaugh going to go right now on ones story enrageing two women lied that sexual assault allegations against brett kavanaugh, she lied. >> martha stewart went to jail i'm lying to federal agent
wasn't under oath see if as you see for the goose is source for the -- >> we are reporting it journal did op-ed yesterday nowhere in he mainstream media, mainstream media driving bus when allegations came out they ruined his life. >> thank you so much check out to book i love capitalism pulse of the people how voters feel on key topics president trump speaking about next to indiana live as voters hit pols there back in a moment right here. ♪ do you love me? do you love me? do you love me? do you love me? do you love me? do you love me? now that i can dance, dance ♪ ♪
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d.c.,dc investors watching futures lower opening dow industrials down 50 points quarter of a percent lower nasdaq down a third of a percent 23 points lower, in europe this morning, take a look, arrows down as well european indices weaker across the board this right here, this is the low of the morning ft 100 down better than 1% cac quarante down better than half a percent dax down a third of a percent, asian markets mostly hire exception of china, as you can see, there. voters are headed to positive polls in indiana big race between incumbent democratic senator joe donnelly republican candidate mike brawn, jeff flock in indiana has the very latest there to you. reporter: pictures behind me good morning good morning to voters boy look at this polling place in hamilton county, is packed with voters this morning. even a lot voted perhaps, in advance.
these folks are voting today sh, look at candidates mick braun republican businessman gentlemen donnelly incumbent defense of marriage act senator big rally for mike braun with the president last night the donnelly campaign saying they think that was a mistake look at statement from donnelly folks they tell us, we like to thank the president for keeping thousands of committed braun supporters off the phones and doors the night before election close every helps tongue-in-cheeked a mike braun talking to voters his reaction to that here is what he told us. >> i was the last one to leave the coliseum last night, and there were so many people, want to go talk to you get a picture, and get an autograph almost mostly voetdz already talk about fired up individuals i said hey make sure family and friends are out there doing it doing that
as well. reporter: talk about people voted alreadiy we looked at republican counties compared to democratic counties in terms of early voting, looks like the democratic counties have a little bit of edge a larger share of the early votes how that translates in this unique state we will find out later tonight. >> jeff flock to pulse of the people pollster, lee carter with us right now has dials good to see you. >> we with president trump upper caravan crisis what your research shows. >> a caravan of thousands of people forge, pouring into our country we have no idea who they are all we know pretty tough people throwing rocks, viciously violently. >> we are not going to put up with that they want to throw rocks at our military our military fights back going to consider it i tell them consider it a rifle when they
throw like they did at mexico military and police i said consider it a rifle. >> when he brought up rifle the line changed. >> so fascinating so much outrage about comments we talked to democrats outright said this is racist unfair unreasonable he should be his completely ignorant but more concerned about independents going to determine this election have you they are going to go, they said listen, i agree with him,i want him to be tough i think it might have been over the top but i agree with the premise. and i have seen over and over again independents sort of with the president saying making excuses for rhetoric this happened over and over and over again, and you can see independents more or less with republicans, muted, so i think that as much as premium outraged about president still issue supporting his ideas. >> i want to ask you about the what you are feeling in the day look president a obama, on health care here we got to get
carolina rove jon hilsenrath in president obama on hb watch this. >> now suddenly it is election season. and what a -- >> impeach -- >> republicans out there saying, oh we will protect preexisting conditions. if they win tuesday they will see if they keep control of congress you better believe they are coming after your health care. >> florida we can't let rick scott become deciding vote. >> wow. >> angry as the democrats are at president trump, the republicans are equally outraged by what president obama said they called him a liar said this is not truth republicans do not oppose preexisting conditions, there is nothing in there that is the truth, in independents said you know what as much as a democrats are accusing republicans of fearmongering that is fearmongering playing on fears on health biggest
concerns about health care. that is not right so i think it kwoising to be really interesting you think health care number one to voters think about blaming democrats, i am so the so sure it is karl. >> the yellow line going down, towards the democrats, does that mean they are with that twher the i'm sorry with the republicans when it is going down i got you -- >> karl access the situation for us in terms of president obama being on the. >> this is unprecedented we have had no former president since herbert hoover in 1934 go on campaign trail hoover didn't even go in 34 he wrote a book attacking roosevelt went on campaign trail in 1936 this can about it former president of the united states, is done over a disease rallies attack is not advocating for accounted there is democratic at work in administration let me tell you how good he is quote republicans exploiting our history of racially ethnic
religious division old playbook powerful and privileged turn to when control slips away they want to protect their if you are a and privilege even if it hurts the country this vicious nasty rhetoric from are former president promised not of red states or blue states but all states i found it incredible never in her history. >> how does it you resonate with 4.2% economic growth second quarter and 3 1/2% economic growth. >> wage growth fastest that you have it has been, you had to go back 10 years to find that i want to ask quickly, president obama was never able to really rally support during the midterm elections the turnout in his two midterm elections fell 40% -- >> he is successful at one appointing midterms motivating political opposition this has been a benefit to republicans being out there, particularly when he says republicans are telling lie after lie broken
promise after broken promise first instinct of every republican did you say i could keep my doctor premium would go down if i like my plan i can keep my plan also the thing he started out doing this stopped doing it because maybe somebody got to him would go around say trump is talking about good economy remember where it began it began with me, i am responsible -- >> under 2% growth. >> mike record mixed we have been looking at this it is the case that the economy is growing faster in trump's 21 months as president than at any point during the obama period but national debt is also go growing faster than -- >> but if the democrats flip the house nancy pelosi could be speaker again i know you are questioning that karl you say may be won't get votes i agree with, but she is really -- confident over the resulted was with stephen colbert you did a dial on that. >> i even feel it. >> yep.
>> how you feel about next 6 days. >> let me say this, today i would have said if election were held today, we would win. >> what happened today that changed that? >> now i am saying we will win. [laughter]. >> we will win. >> i guess making a joke, election today you can vote day i guess i am not sure but what people said even democrats grabeat quotes, one democrat said she made me nervous i was afraid all trump people would turn out vote just by watching her. >> a lot of people said i think she is a -- a lot people saying i think she is overaccount a lot of people were saying oh my gosh same thing in 2016 i am worried on democrat side but republicans, thought obviously jong npts said no way you should not be so confident i think that that is telling, you know. >> so confident that the republicans are not going to take house i am not so sure.
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candidate scott hutchins in studio against duffy, scott in terms of the issues most important in 12th district of new york what are they. >> well good morning ma'am, pleasure to be here, i think health care, jobs, education the most important issues of our day any your platform to make those issues better. >> following you realize that new york city is spending 30 billion dollars, about on education, and we don't have much to show for it when you realize united states of america we used to be number four in the world we are 28 to 34 what would i do you need to deal with most powerful union in the city. second of all, you need to focus on charter schools mr. langone from home depot a while ago here doing amazing things i would first begin to
look at the bloated bureaucracy permeateing the city across the board and possibly the country i think the national administration is trying to deal with that as best they can. >> you are up against governor cuomo may very well want some of the things you don't want but scott let me get you in here your platform. >> i think some of the major issues dealing with, in our district, would be housing, what they are calming affordable isn't affordable. health care is a major issue people are going into massive dent in terms of of the health care and student loans are a huge bubble you but about to burst, is there is. >> your plan to fix all this? >> i my plan for the student loans would be the quantitative easing plan stein suggested my issue for housing, would be that you -- utah housing first plan puts homeless people in housing in new york city two-billion-dollar shelter system the plan is to build 90 new shelters shelters have
become new low-income housing. >> mayor wants to build some of those shelters right next door to big expensive condos, everybody could live together you wonder if those rich people are going to move out of the city do you think you take votes away from elliott or from maloney. >> i don't think i take veryh from either one. >> you have to, i think i am getting at people who weren't previously voting most people who vote green are people who are disen chanted with both parties otherwise wouldn't show up at pols. >> ken good to see you competing against duffy what issues are at stake in 7th district us there your platform. >> my platform is that means that if i were elected would let everybody have a -- legislation before congress, voting, be done, computer i think very important because
both democracy and taxes, rely on the majority mandate i don't believe we have that, issues are health care, and i believe questioning politics very high, and on the -- of what are looking for endless we got to do something about. >> is it are you -- the background looks like you are right there in the woods. >> yeah, our internet not very good -- get on line with people it is -- >> elliott, in studio how are you feeling about the race? >> me first? >> sure. >> i feel that miss maloney has he been there a long, long time in an older gentleman with young ideas if we tad time on this show i could be very specific we have a socioeconomic decide i have ways and means to fix that
education is key. >> i also think she is basically wall street candidate done quite a lot for certain groups of people and left a lot of people behind. >> gentlemen thank you so much for joining us we appreciate you joining us. we'll be right back we want to know that democrat in wisconsin race -- th the world o. so you can move through both a little easier. introducing the well-connected 2019 lincoln mkc.
>> have a great day everybody go out and vote here's "varney & company". >> good morning everyone. here we go. the vote has begun. hey, what happened to the blue wave you know the one that carry democrats back to full control of congress it appears to have flondered and the split decision is the best the left can hope for. we'll see. turnout, though, will be very strong the record for mid-materials was set in 1966 when% of the electorate voted it is possible we'll beat that turnout today. it is going to be a very long day. might be after midnight until we with find