In Minnesotas special general election on Tuesday, Republican Brad Finstad won by only 4 percentage points in the very first Congressional District, where then-President Donald Trump won by double digits in 2020, adding evidence to the theory that the GOP is experiencing a backlash following the Supreme Courts decision on abortion.
In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew reduces this election and also notable primary races in Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin. In addition they look at how incumbents are faring in the midterm primaries overall and discuss the FBIs search of Mar-a-Lago, Trumps home in Florida, and what that could mean for the Justice Departments larger investigation.
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