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9:00 in the west coast. you will have tens of millions people all over the country voting. get out there and get it done. we have got a monday. is >> sandra: shaping up to be a busy couple days. fix for joining us today, we will see you back tomorrow morning. "outnumbered" starts now. >> melissa: fox news alert, right now less than 24 hours until the polls open in the high-stakes midterm election. president trump, former president obama offering competing visions in their closing arguments to voters as they crisscross the country in the final stretch. this is "outnumbered." harris is very excited. i'm melissa francis. here today is harris faulkner. she's very excited. fox news angles and cohost of "benson and harv," marie harf. here is kennedy, can be yourself. joining us today, the anchor of fox news sunday, chris wallace. you're not getting enough tv time here. >> chris: let me just say, i'm always the person the position. the #oneluckyguy.
i feel like you're really lucky guy because it's an ugly day in new york. it's cold, it's raining. we were supposed to do the show outside. and we aren't. >> melissa: we snuck inside. >> harris: weren't you with us for wind gate at the convention? our harris flipping up and you could see who had a weave. not that it was you. >> chris: in cleveland? and we went off the air? yeah. >> melissa: i was here, i was the one who stayed on camera where you went for shelter. anyway, good times. moving on, president trump hitting three battleground states today. ohio, indiana, and missouri, after campaigning in tennessee and georgia yesterday. here is the president. >> this election will decide whether we build on this extraordinary prosperity that we have created. did you see the numbers on friday? did you see that? [cheers and applause] was a relet the radical democrats take a giant wrecking ball to our economy and to our
future. >> melissa: in the meantime, former president obama slamming president trump's policies while campaigning for democrats at the rallies in chicago and gary, indiana yesterday. >> america is at a crossroads. the health care of millions is on the ballot. a fair shake for working families is on the ballot. perhaps most importantly, the character of our country. [cheers and applause] is on the ballot. >> melissa: there you go. chris wallace, i will start review. how does this compare with other midterms you have been a part of? >> chris: like nothing in the te trump area compares anything else, i've never seen this kind of intensity. in the voting. the latest psych saw was 30 million people have already
voted. some of them, as they say, are being cannibalized. they would have voted on election day, and other voting said here. i bet -- back in 2014 we had 36% of the country voting in the midterm. in the presidential election, we had 60%. my guess is that it will be closer to a presidential election then the midterm. with donald trump, it's all about him. >> melissa: he addressed that very question. we have the sound bite, as if the referendum is on him. listen. >> it's very important, even though i'm not on the ballot -- in a certain way, i am on the ballot. it support to go out and vote, get your friends, get everybody. go out and vote. tomorrow, whether we consider it or not, the press is very much considering a referendum on me and us as a movement. >> melissa: marie, i heard an event of can't refer to it as president trump is the mood music behind the election. but it's not about him. do you agree with that, or disagree? >> marie: i think is trying to
make it about him, particularly in some of the senate races. you hear the republicans in congress saying publicly -- and some of them, privately, some publicly. they wish the president was focusing on the economy. they way she was focusing on tax cuts. they it's interesting -- the fat that four of the ten senate seats in the states that donald trump one aren't even really in a contest -- they are going to be close, but they aren't a toss up. that's amazing. the fact that this morning we have polling showing tennessee is now tied, according to a tennessee poll, florida looking better -- i think tomorrow is going to be very interesting. donald trump is going all in on a closing message of immigration. it sort of a recap of his 2016 closing argument. i don't know, quite prickly, if that will help rebel against the house. i don't think it will. all of these governors leases. races. we don't talk enough about them. democrats can take as many as eight or ten, and these are crucial. these will determine, in many
states, the next congressional districts. after the 2020 redistricting. the donald trump effect on governance races, i think, is very much an open question. we aren't paying enough attention on them. when people go to the polls tomorrow. >> harris: i want to piggyback off of that. i think the governor's races, at least a couple, may be for negative reasons the last 36 hours, have gone a lot of attention. specifically georgia. you have accusations of ballot hacking last night. i don't know how much fact gathering we've been able to get our hands on early today, but we should track that down and see if that's the case. you've got a really nasty robo call that's going out against the democrat in that state who is african-american. the governor races have been getting a lot of attention. then you kind of flipped the switch to the house, which is also not really being talked about. there are some places, chris, where republicans actually could do better than what people
think. >> chris: here's the problem with the house -- the people talk about the house generically. "is the house quit a flip or not?" but when you've got 435 people up, it's hard to focus on individual races and individual personalities. this is a big deal. murray is exactly right. the governor's races are very important for two reasons. first of all, because redistricting. also, when they run a 2020, if the government in one of those swing states as a republican or a democrat, that means the home mechanism of that state's political effort is going to favor either the republican on the democrat. the person insane party. same with the house. if republicans are able to hold onto the house, where the president party loses -- >> harris: wouldn't it be huge? >> chris: that would be huge. the average, since world war ii, in the first midterm, the president's party loses an average of 28 seats. if that happens, the house will flip and go to the democrats.
if republicans are going to hold on, that would be a huge victory for donald trump. >> harris: kennedy, i specifically wanted to ask about florida peered so much as happened down there, you got rick scott going against bill nelson. you got parkland, tragic event going on. >> kennedy: not to mention the hurricanes. fans of rick scott have pointed to his executive ability to deal with some of the storms. also, offering outrage. florida is also critical for the reasons chris is suggesting for the president. that governor's race so incredibly close. >> harris: with andrew gillum. >> kennedy: it shows that it's not just about this midterm, it's about 2020 and laying the foundation. when people like president obama talk about this being the most important election ever become a part of that is very empty because they see it every time. when meathead rob reiner is saying the same thing on social media, "you have to get out and vote, it's never been this important as not" that negates any future election.
when people turned out it shows that you have absolutely no clout when you're talking. >> harris: don't ask me to do you think the turnout will be better than ever before? do think more people will vote? >> chris: i don't know what is bigger. i know it'll be decisively more than 2014, and the biggest in a long time. i think it was more of a presidential election turnout than a midterm election turnout. a lot of that i attribute to donald trump. both positively and negatively. people that like donald trump are going to go out and support -- it's not him personally, when we see a referendum on him. it's also a referendum on his policies. immigration, economy, kavanaugh, the caravan -- a number of these issues. preexisting conditions, health care. all of these are on the ballot. >> kennedy: when marie was talking about the senate races, they aren't necessarily running on the president's personality coattails. they are running on these
critical red meat issues, are very helpful in some of those states that the president one back in 2016. it's going to be a mixed bag, though. they will be plenty of blame to go around and plenty of credit to give to the president after tomorrow night. >> harris: we just touched on this. some republicans are reportedly fighting over the president's heavy focus now late in the game on illegal immigration and the approaching caravan in the run-up to election day. they would like to see more focus on the good economic news. major expansion, a lot of jobs added, and the lowest unemployment in nearly half a century. the president is explaining his strategy at a rally in montana over the weekend. watch. >> i can only go for four or 5 minutes with that stuff. then the crowd says "we love you!" and they start dwindling off. what i do is talk about some of the problems that we have. our economy is doing great, okay? they think i should -- even some of the republicans, they said to me, except steve daines doesn't think that. he thinks i should talk about problems that we want to
straighten out. because when we are fixing a problem or have fixed the problem, there's no reason to go on about it for 45 minutes. >> harris: politico is reporting "house speaker paul ryan got president donald trump on the phone sunday for one final plea on behalf of anxious republicans. please, please, talk of the booming economy and the final hour before election day. president trump --" perhaps not so coincidentally, the president did spend a chunk of time touting the economy at rallies in georgia and tennessee yesterday. so, chris wallace -- it's not a split in the party to want to talk about the economy versus the president wanted to talk about something that actually has a visual aid. that is video of a caravan going north. even though it's hundreds of miles and weeks away, it's a visual. >> chris: here is the contrast. in senate races -- particularly,
if you put up, there are ten democrats defending seeds but donald trump one in 2016. in pretty red states, like indiana and north dakota, and missouri, and other states. the immigration battle or push on that place very well in those red states, and fires of voters. oftentimes, anger is a better motivating tool than gratitude. the differences -- and this is what you hear house people particularly upset -- you don't just have statewide races. you have congressional races. give specific districts. suburban districts. better educated people, suburban women. they are less concerned about immigration and more concerned about butter. it's the economy, stupid. the house feels that some of this anger-stoking is turning off those suburban voters. that they would be better off
with the economy as the big issue. >> harris: the point that you were making about the house race is a little bit different than mine. what i was saying is that there are some places where republicans may end up with a bigger battle on their hands. you are saying that if it turns people off, that doesn't mean they vote for david side. they just don't vote. that's the problem. as we look toward voter turnout, to be the difference for either party, that doesn't mean you're parties coming out. >> melissa: i thinks what thins really interesting is when the people tell the president how to market. he knew better than all of conventional wisdom in the last election. i don't know if it makes sense to tell him how he could be helping the campaign one way or the other. i think the economy is a very strong message, especially when you look deep in at some of the things. the type of jobs are infinitely better than they were in the last of administration. >> not according to -- >> melissa: there was a huge jump of people who came off the bench i didn't give up. you look at the gdp, and you can't argue against that. it has exploded. >> harris: what about wages?
>> marie: the tax cut is still not pulling very well. >> harris: why do you think that the tax cut -- is it all about the optics of "the rich got richer," or is the feel good? people are saying retail sales are going to be huge. people feel like they have more money. more confidence. >> marie: part of it feels like it's designed to help the wealthy people into corporations. >> harris: but if their lives are better -- >> marie: but are they? >> harris: if it's any indication -- >> kennedy: that such a shocking assertion that democrats are trying to make. it's empty rhetoric. when chuck schumer is looking at a 3.7 rate on appointment rate going "that doesn't really help families!" and most certainly does. what you think is better, when you have a job or when you don' don't? >> marie: they are not forcing -- they are pulling them.
they say they don't like it. >> kennedy: i will answer. paul ryan, whom i don't necessarily agree with, he is the one single book that we have to talk about the economy. this is something that resonates with those critical independent and suburban voters." republicans have not done a great job messaging the economy. it's a great thing to cut taxes and give economic -- >> harris: what is the irony of paul ryan, then, looking to the president and saying "you need to talk about the economy more?" i made the point, why don't they drive down there only in? they could talk about the economy, too. they don't need the president's permission to do that. >> kennedy: he's campaigning for the winter. he sees the senate as being more fruitful in the win column then the house, and he's good to put that on paul ryan. >> harris: that's where he's been, in the battleground states. this five this could be a character election and not an economic one. we will see that. >> harris: oh, good lord. you made chris wallace laugh! >> marie: that's always my goal. >> harris: we know you will stay with us through election night. we are excited about that. our special coverage begins at
6:00 p.m. eastern. the 6:00 p.m. eastern. bret baier and martha maccallum will be at the helm. in the wee hours of the night, as we get results from a around the nation. it's going to be quite anything. spend it at fox news channel, fnc for the cool kids. it's between incumbent senator joel nelson and florida republican governor rick scott. now president trump is weighing in as the finish line approaches. we will have a live report from the sunshine state, and bringing some use some sunshine. reports that the blue wave is falling, and the republican issues faith is rising. what does it mean? >> health care is under attack. that's the number one issue in this election, his health care. they want to do it with coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. that's why so many americans have banks. >> that's democrats leading on
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the crack of dawn. control of the house is very much in play right now. a new "washington post" poll shows that 57% of registered voters say that if elections were held today, they would vote for a democrat. 43% say they would look for a republican. that's a seven-point advantage for democrats. the lead is down from august democrats beat out republicans by a 14-point margin. that's double. on on "fox news sunday," republn majority leader steve scalise and democrat brian -- the host is right next to me >> the side that gets the most turnout, handles the ground game appropriately, and aggressively come is going to be the one that wins. i feel good about our turnout across the country. i think we are going to take the house back. >> i'm feeling really good. we know there's a lot at stake. we know there's a lot of close races. i think we are going to hold the house. i feel the enthusiasm come every swing district to go into you can see it. >> harris: that was maria's
show. he got wrong. that's okay. >> chris: the polling also showe good signs for the g.o.p. a plurality of voters say that they believe republicans do a better job handling the economy and border security. that goes right along with what the president is saying in terms of the borders security. , it's up issue. and the republicans handle better. >> chris: each of the districts and separates pilate why it plays well and some desserts, it doesn't play in others. those are swing districts. let's be honest -- none of us have a clue what's going happen tomorrow. after 2016, if we aren't a little bit more humble in terms of making production, we really are stupid, you know? because we all had egg in our face the morning after the election in 2016. the interesting thing is, both in the senate and the house --
conventional wisdom has been that the democrats are going to take the house, not by a big margin, but they will. republicans hold onto the senate and add to their seats. that would be the first time since 1982 that the houses went in different directions. there's a good chance that both of those are going to change, because the races, individual senate races, are closing. in house races, the generic ballot is closing. this is going to be, i suspect, a very exciting and pretty light night. >> harris: marie? >> marie: i think what's interesting is some of the poles we quote from a national polls. like chris said, every district is very different. one thing i will give my party some credit for this year is finding candidates that match the district. they saw connor lane when, doug jones. i don't think he's going to lose in his new district. we will see. in places like virginia, dave brat, barbara comstock, they are probably going to use. in michigan, you have people
like mike bishop probably losing to a female former cia officer on the democratic side. new york, new jersey. >> harris: you can add that to the list. >> marie: there are places where democrats have not competed in house districts for decades, and the cycle they went out and found good candidates to match the districts. who, by the way, raised more money than their republicans and many of these places. the >> chris: i will say, a lot of women and a lot of women with military credentials. the military come at the cia. it's a good group of candidates. >> harris: i mention nevada for this reason, not because you haven't seen it on the ground. that's as hopeful as he gets with harry reid with democrats. then you got dean heller for republicans. they can go either way. the women's component has made a huge difference on the ground there previously kamala harris going there and trying to tell everybody jackie rosen is the only person you can believe in! she's all women! all the women coming up. it's interesting component. have we seen the women's component to more activated than
ever before, do you think, kennedy caused an arc because of the #metoo movement? because of kavanaugh? >> kennedy: i want to see the best candidate. if they happen to be women, that's fantastic. that's what motivates voters. a lot of the time -- and we learned this, certainly, in 2016 -- people will tell pollsters what they think they want to hear. if you want to vote against someone because of the gender, you say the right thing. then when you go into this very intimate polling place and you actually cast your vote, something odd can happen. >> harris: you can do what you want to do. we have a different system now at fox news on election night. we -- 25,000 people before, during, and after. "you didn't vote? why didn't you vote?" moving away from exit polls. there were also people who genevan -- "i might vote for donald trump, i realize he's a businessman and not a politician. might try that out." and they didn't want to say.
>> melissa: when we look back at the data from lesson, women voted this way. i say to myself, how do you know that? i went into the vote and punch my ballot and it didn't say what gender i was. i didn't think they were keeping track like that. putting the stats that later, only i know how i really voted, right? >> harris: they talk to people as they are coming out, but -- the election, not everybody was honest about what they did. we will move on. are you glad you are here? we are glad to have you. >> chris: i couldn't be happier. did i mention, inside? >> harris: it's lovely out now! [laughter] thanks, but no thanks. that's what democratic candidate seem to be saying to of former president bill clinton during the midterms. why is that? is that a good idea? did work for al gore? plus, the swingingest of swing states. and i don't mean the dance moves. it's bringing us the hotly contested senate races. like from florida where democratic rick scott is trying to take
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bill nelson is a in a bruising battle with rick scott. nelson claims that he is enriched only himself through business deals as governor, while scott calls nelson a "do-nothing"" senator. three poles out show that he has single digit leads in what looks like the most expensive senate races in u.s. history. president trump weighing in, tweeting "remember florida, i've been president of the united states for almost two years. during that time, senator bill nelson didn't call me once. rick scott growth constantly requesting dollars plus for florida. did a great job on hurricane. vote scott!" peter doocy's life in florida with more on this. peter? >> florida's governor wants to become florida senator, and rick scott challenged -- it is starting to zero in on his 18 year record in the senate. >> it you're trying to get a guy who doesn't want to work and just wants a job. he's going to raise your taxes. he has done it over 300 times.
>> does anybody want taxes to go up? no. he doesn't show up to work. >> we went to an event hosted by bikers for trunk, where the coheadliner was andy pollock, fowler of parkland victim meadow pollock. progressive minded parkland students started with one of the biggest movements. they featured and then ted trump sentiment. but, the lead line at that event was that he had just talked to the president and people applauded. on the other side, nelson is doing his best to highlight his ties to former president obama. also, his newspaper endorsement advantage over scott and all the celebrities who have come out in support of his campaign. the campaign posted this. "exhibit a, jimmy buffett." some people say there is a red tide a blimp but i know it's all rick scott's fault. nelson is trying to write a wave of the enthusiasm of the top of
the ticket, goober gubernatorial candidate andrew gillum. he's been chewing up to it andrew gillum events and introducing to himself to voters turning out to see gillam. voters lined up for hours in the seat yesterday. more than 5 million people have voted in person or by mail early. democrats are now have a slight edge with the early ballots, but some counties are still coming in and voters who are either independent or have no party i.d. make up 950,000 or so of those who have already cast ballots. melissa? >> melissa: interesting stuff. all right. it strikes me as an economic person that gillum would be financial suicide for the sea. it does seem like you've seen nelson gets a pickup i go into these rallies. i love the idea of chumming up at somebody else's popularity. what a great idea. >> chris: yes. gillum does seem to have moved -- it is still well within
the margin of error, but to a distinctive lead over ron desantis for the governor's race. more than that, i think he is just excited people. he is getting a lot of attention. it's an interesting thing about bill nelson -- i'm a little surprised that scott is having so much trouble with him, because -- how do i see this nicely -- bill nelson is kind of an empty figure in washington. you never hear his name, he is never in debates on key issues. he just is sort of under the radar. maybe working in florida, but in the national scene, it doesn't -- and i thought when scott got in that scott would handle that race pretty easily. i do think one of the surprises was andrew gillum, who was not expected to be the democratic nominee, has become the nominee and has become a very strong candidate. as you say, in such a nice way, he is chumming. [laughter] >> harris: even with what happened in parkland and the
school shooting there, it was difficult and sometimes to talk with democrats. it was all gun control, gun, gun, gun. even in the waking hours of that, andrew gillum made himself accessible. i think "outnumbered overtime" was the first show on the network to have him on. we talked about a host of issues with him on the ground right after that tragedy. he made himself available. you could go toe-to-toe with him, talk about whatever he wanted to talk about. early on, i think he knew that his voice was something that he could kind of projects through the cacophony of people fighting over guns and talk about other issues. he was flexing that muscle back then. >> marie: he is a rock star in the democratic party right now. i will say, people look at him, look at how he's campaigning, the kind of campaign he is running, and say "this could be part of the future." if you other things about florida -- first, there are still a lot of puerto ricans who are displaced and live in florida. they tend to vote democratic. not always, but they will be
voting in florida this cycle. there's also the question about hurricane michael and whether everybody was impacted by that will be able to vote. in a lot of places that had to be more conservative were hardest hit by that. we will see in that area with the voter turnout is. finally, there is a valid issue. on the floor develop this cycle, to give felons -- not for murder, or violent sexual assault. but to give them the ability to vote. weather -- that will pass regardless of bipartisan support. that is a valid issue that come at a state level, could drive turnout when we were the other end impact the race. >> melissa: that's interesting point. kennedy, i would ask you, one thing that was really -- people didn't expect in the last election was that they guessed wrong on florida's hispanic vote. they thought that would go heavily against the president. they didn't understand the nuances, that that is not one monolith. i don't know your thoughts on that. >> kennedy: we have to be
careful of putting people into deplorable baskets. it's uncomfortable for people who tend to think independently outside of whatever designation they are given, and i think florida could be an interesting late-night, because you've a lot of puerto ricans who are displaced after maria, who may vote for rick scott. they may also vote for andrew gillum because they like his meds message. you can see more in a split state. al gore must get a lump in his throat every time he thinks about florida on a critical election night. i think that what is going to go late. it will be very close. nothing -- >> marie: the florida poll said people might split like that. >> harris: purple. >> melissa: more on the show down. new reports that white house aides are planning to tout president trump's rallies and helping the majority in the senate, but some democrats saying that they still have a chance to take control. we will debate.
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>> marie: new questions over the battle of control of congress. according to political, white house aides are trying to tout trump as a savior of republicans in the senate even if democrats retake the house. the advisors pointing to the president's busy campaign schedule since labor day. one top senate democrats, chris van hollen, says they won't be easy but possible that democrats could take the senate. watch. >> this is the toughest political map anyone party has faced in 60 years, and if you were to have asked people a year and half ago where we would be, you would not be asking the question of whether or not we
have a path to be senate democratic majority. the answer is we do have a path. it is a very narrow path. >> marie: a top senate republican, tom tillis, says the g.o.p. will do more than just hold the senate majority. >> we are not only going to hold majority. i think we're going to add to it. i believe that states like north dakota, indiana, missouri, are all trending in a positive direction. our incumbents are doing very well. there may be a special election in mississippi that will take another three weeks to sort out, but i am also confident that we will have a republican coming back in that state. >> marie: i will point out, they were on on fox news yeste. chris wallace yesterday. chris wallace, i will come to first. this morning we had a pull out of tennessee showing it basically tied. we have arizona polls showing it's still tied. do you think there is any way the senate -- the democrats could take the senate? any possible way? >> chris: as chris van hollen said on fox news sunday, there is a narrow path.
but this has always been a really tough year for the democrats. the democrats are defending 26 seats. republicans are defending only nine. just do the odds there. the chances that democrats are going to lose are much greater than the republicans will. i have to laugh a little bit at the idea that, well, if the election ends up being split, that the white house is going to spin it as trump is the savior of the senate. no, he will have lost the house. there is no way they will be able to spin it as anything other than that. he has done a good job. he is mobilizing the base. i think he has done very well in a lot of these close senate races. he may actually add to his majority. you could argue the senate is more important to him than the house because of the fact that you get your nominations for cabinet positions, for the court, exclusively through the senate. if he loses the house, it's going to have been a bad night for the president. >> marie: there will be a lot of investigations, certainly,
coming out of the house. harris, he will be responsible, though, in part for losing the house with the senate closing argument, right? >> harris: i want to focus on the center for distance i can. we haven't talked a lot about the kavanaugh confirmation battle. that's where we have to look. when they talk about picking up the seats, it was the senate that decided for kavanaugh. when you look at where that battle happened, and where the president has spent the better part -- he has three rallies today. he specifically is focused not just on senate races but on battleground states where he thinks that he can interject and make a big difference. i think the senate is important. i think if, historically, republicans forge new ground and pick up senate seats, it will be on balance with the house that the president conceded leslie though republicans probably wouldn't hold. they won't hold the senate historically speaking, they could pick up 54 or 55 seats. look at what's in play, chris. it's not just indiana.
you've got montana now. jon tester. is he in trouble against the state auditors who know no onew his name before this whole think? it's amazing how many seats could be in play here to pick up those seats. not just 50 or 53. but could you get 5455 for them to hold? >> chris: i will give the president all the credit if he's able to do that. on the other hand, the democrats will still have the ability to filibuster. we can't overstate the imports of a house were nancy pelosi -- i cannot sing it's going to happen. >> harris: that's got to make democrats nervous. >> chris: she's the speaker, adam shifts is the chairman of the intelligence committee. that changes a lot. >> harris: no, nothing changes previous to this president. when you like it nancy pelosi. particularly her. >> kennedy: i want to talk about the little bit. he briefly mentioned this. i think it's really important, because one thing the democrats seem to be lacking is a vision. when democrats -- as they do, in fact, take over the house, and they do have a good shot, the
big vision is that there will be more investigations. that's reason enough for independents sitting on the fence to go "you know what? i don't know if i want more divisiveness. i don't know if i want more distraction. i would rather see a party that's got a message and a leader, instead of just finding new ways to resist the president." >> marie: you hear a lot of independent voters, melissa, say they want accountability of this present. the republican congress has not provided account ability. they aren't looking at basic things that should be looked at by contrast. >> melissa: everybody wants more account ability and transparency, but never happens. it's like congress isn't set up like that. hearing after hearing, you never feel good about appeared there's never any payout. nothing ever happens. nothing ever changes. i hear you come i think you were afraid that they want accountability all over the place. it's not going to happen. you bring up a great point about the senate. we have heard the senate say so many times, if one person gets sick we do have a majority anymore. that's why there has been this focus on the senate. he wants more room there to
breathe. >> harris: there is a possibility we could see another confirmation battle for the supreme court. the building that firewall with more republicans for that side of the aisle might be more precious of a lane than trying to pick up seats in the house. >> marie: we will keep watching. if you have seen little of bill clinton on the campaign trail this these days, it may e an accident. why democrats are shunning the one-time star of the party and what this might say about the clinton status among them. ♪ make a smart choice.
♪ >> kennedy: former president bill clinton was a much sought after closer on the campaign trail, but heading into tomorrow's midterm elections, it looks like something has change changed. democrats apparently are no longer asking the former president to help them out on the trail. that is according to a "new york times" story headlined "no one wants to campaign with bill clinton anymore." yeah, "new york times." the president knows his absence on the stump comes amidst the #metoo movement and the scrutiny of his indiscretions as president, as well as the rise of the liberal wing of the democratic party. chris, it's pretty obvious he is persona non grata on the campaign trail. what is more to him?
his policy legacy, or some of those personal indiscretions? >> chris: i was going to say, it's a twofer. the prism of me to come it looks different. you have some top democrats like kristen gillibrand saying he should have resigned. this party has moved decisively to the left and kind of triangulated moderate policies of bill clinton which have served him very well and one could argue serve the country well, back in the '90s, don't look so good from the vantage point of 2018. i think there's a bit of both. be five >> kennedy: it was tougher for heller goes into distance yourself from the three strikes legislation, and some of the other big policy. achievements for the president n the 90s. in this age of unashamed socialism, man, are they running of the average other direction.
the speech i don't think it's about politics. i think it's about me too-ism. you can't count on any press being friendly to britt everyone is going to pursue that angle. i think for some people, who have come back from that -- you have really been sorry and show contrition, change their ways. it the difference is that the clintons, i think, still believe that they didn't do anything wrong. either of them. any point along the way. >> chris: sing "this wasn't an abuse of monica lewin c. this is talk about tone-deaf. >> kennedy: let's say you are running for governor of ohio. would you want bill clinton on the campaign campaign trail with you? >> probably not, for other reasons. i think there are better people in places like ohio. i think joe biden is great. >> kennedy: let's get back to bill clinton. what about bill clinton --
>> marie: here's what i find so fascinating. donald trump's problem with women seem to not impact his ability to campaign at all paired i love that we are focusing on bill clinton. good for democrats who are saying we want other surrogates out there. i do think it's largely a result of the me too movement, but i also think there are other surrogates. he was president a long time ag ago. >> kennedy: his delivery and his personality -- >> marie: there are younger people need to need to turn ou. they look at joe biden, barack obama. people who fire them up. >> to be fair, president obama was not good at getting other candidates elected. >> marie: george bush is that their candidate republicans. >> former presidents just sitting in their sheds, sketching out some future watercolors -- >> of these former presidents were president -- my students where i teach at georgetown, they don't remember bill clinton
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>> chris: probably not, we are going to have runoffs. it >> kennedy: 2:00 a.m., over or under? on the night being done. >> chris: we will have at least one runoff. >> melissa: all all right, hers harris. ♪ >> harris: we are outside. just hours away from what may be the most pivotal midterm election in a generation as we go "outnumbered overtime." i'm harris faulkner, live from fox square, right outside fox news general headquarters in new york city. behind me is a veteran of the military, eric and his whole family, we want to send a shout out to them, and our military families across the u.s., thanks for watching. the candidates crisscrossing their states and districts to deliver their closing