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AirTalk election 2016: Rounding up key national congressional races, plus what to make of Clinton’s surging poll numbers




Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City.
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Following a quiet (at least relatively) weekend on the presidential campaign trail, AirTalk dives back into election 2016 taking a look at some of the Senate and House races that should be on voters’ radars as we close in on election day.

Elsewhere, Hillary Clinton continues to move ahead of Donald Trump in the polls, at least according to a new poll out from ABC News showing Clinton ahead of Trump by 12 points. RealClearPolitics’ poll average has the former Secretary of State holding a steady six point lead over her Republican rival with 15 days until the election.

In last week’s document dump from Wikileaks, many of which came from the account of Clinton’s former campaign manager John Podesta, we learned a bit more about the inner workings of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, specifically as they pertain to her longtime aide Huma Abedin. FBI documents released also show that Mrs. Clinton’s security detail while she was Secretary of State was “contemptuous” toward Clinton because of the way they say she treated them.

Guests:

Mike DeBonis, reporter for The Washington Post covering Congress; he tweets @mikedebonis

Pilar Marrero, senior political reporter at La Opinion and other ImpreMedia Newspapers; she tweets @pilarmarrero

Lanhee Chen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and former policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign; he tweets @lanheechen