Dems, GOP make urgent final pitches as election season wraps
November 8, 2022
COATESVILLE, Pa. - Coast to coast, candidates and big-name backers made final appeals to voters Monday in the last hours of a fraught midterm election season, with Republicans excited about the prospect of winning back Congress even as President Joe Biden predicted his party would "surprise the living devil out of a lot of people."
Democrats contend Republican victories could profoundly and adversely reshape the country, eliminating abortion rights nationwide and unleashing broad threats to the very future of American democracy. Republicans say the public is tired of Biden policies amid high inflation and concerns about crime.
"We know in our bones that our democracy is at risk," Biden said during an evening rally in Maryland, where Democrats have one of their best opportunities to reclaim a Republican-held governor's seat. "I want you know, we'll meet this moment."