Under normal circumstances, America's midterm elections tend to elicit shrugs outside the U.S. The world usually focuses on U.S. elections when the president's name is on the ballot. But if you're an American overseas these days, you may be quizzed on what will happen in Tuesday's midterms.
Leslie Vinjamuri, an American political scientist who has lived in London for more than a dozen years, says in the run-up to this year's midterms, she has been getting questions every day.
Today’s congressional midterm elections have focused national attention on the balance of power in Washington, DC. But, with a tight race for governor and a state Senate that is evenly split along major party lines, Connecticut’s statewide races have the potential to shift the balance of power in what has often been seen as a reliably blue state.