Capitol Report: Trump has dominated every conversation but one — the midterm campaign

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Florida Republican Rick Scott, who’s in a tight Senate race with Democrat Bill Nelson, is among those brawling over health care this midterm election season.

President Donald Trump has dominated every political conversation since he took the White House but one: the midterm elections.

With some Republicans reluctant to be seen with him and Democrats shying away from impeachment talk, issues like preexisting medical conditions are animating the pitches of congressional candidates and their supporters more than the controversial president himself.

“During the heat of the 2018 midterms, issues are taking center stage and Trump references are much more rare,” said a recent report by the Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks political advertising and is housed at Wesleyan University.

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