Much to the delight of Senate staff, a deal was reached last week for the Senate to stand in recess until November 13th. With the House of Representatives already out of town to campaign this means that this is the last newsletter until after the mid-term elections.
Speaking of the mid-terms we are now three weeks out. With both the House and Senate out of town, the DC stage has been ceded to the President – and it is likely that he will make active use of it. How that impacts the elections will be determined on November 6th.
The current conventional wisdom holds that the House is likely to go Democratic, while the Senate is expected to remain in Republican control. That will likely change multiple times – especially because the media has a strong incentive to sell the horse race narrative.
Whatever the results, rest assured that our bipartisan team at Thorn Run is prepared to help you navigate the next Congress.