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Kim Davis, seen in September 2015, during the height of the controversy around her decision to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On Tuesday, Davis lost her clerkship in Rowan County, Ky. Ty Wright/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have been hopeful about making big gains in the midterm elections, but a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Republican enthusiasm surging. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Amid Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle, Democratic Enthusiasm Edge Evaporates

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Chris Pappas participates in a debate of Democratic hopefuls in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., earlier this month. Pappas won the Tuesday, Sept. 11, Democratic primary and will represent his party in the November general election. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Rashida Tlaib (shown in 2008) served as a Michigan state legislator for six years. On Tuesday, Democrats picked her to run unopposed for the congressional seat held by former Rep. John Conyers for more than 50 years. Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman in Congress. Al Goldis/AP hide caption

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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks to supporters in San Diego on Tuesday. He advanced to the general election against Democrat Gavin Newsom, giving the GOP a foothold in a top statewide race. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Georgia Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams takes the stage to declare victory Tuesday night. Abrams is the first black woman to win a major-party nomination for governor in U.S. history. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watch as Fox News projects him the winner in Florida on Nov. 8, 2016. Fox is joining the Associated Press in a new experiment to measure voter preferences, which will be key to their projections on election night in 2018. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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