A senator can not support both Mitch McConnell and President Trump.
The other two formerly toss-up seats that have gone red are in North Dakota and Texas. Ted Cruz in Texas over Democrat Beto O'Rourke and how Republicans keep enthusiasm up through election day. She may be the most vulnerable Democrat running.
Trump didn't help by apologising to Kavanaugh and his family for their "pain and suffering", says Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post.
But Democrats are defending 25 seats, so being back home is more consequential for them.
"When they go low, we kick them", former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. says after a clip of a pro-life protester is kicked in the face by an abortion activist.
The Cook Political Report's David Wasserman noted, "House Republicans have seen more bright spots in the past week of polling since the Kavanaugh confirmation fight than they saw in over a month".
"It's not about me right now, it's about individual races", he said.
With the House and the Senate closing up shop until after the USA midterm elections, it seems fitting to take a look at what the makeup of the respective chambers will look like in 2019, and what that means for legislation.
But given the reduction in the number of Republican voters since the 2016 election, it's very likely those suburban women have already switched sides to join the Democrats or have withdrawn from politics altogether this year.
So widespread discontent with the new justice - likely to be a swing vote on many high-profile Supreme Court cases - will serve to erode the court's authority and weaken faith in American institutions. "I don't think you can make any deal with Mitch if he thinks he's going to get you".
Republican Sen. John Kennedy agreed that McConnell was dead set on getting a good deal for Republicans.