Whilst lesser newsie outlets are still trying to sway voter opinion with predictions and endorsements, we offer something a little bit more useful to our bloggy community and boil down the most important their most essential elements . . .
And so, here are the basics of the MATCH-UPS we think will define this Midwest Midterm election . . .
Cruella Vs. Alex P. Keaton
There are no heroes in the Missouri contest betwixt Senator Claire McCaskill Vs. AG Josh Hawley. She is one of the richest ladies in the Senate, with her own plane and willing throw anybody under the bus if they stand in her way. The challenger stabbed a Navy Seal in the back to get this far and a great many in the GOP find his golden boy ambition extremely off-putting . . . Reality Check: There won't be many tears shed at the misfortune of either side after the votes are counted.
Fox News: Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill admits she doesn't 'really care' whether Dems retake the Senate
Wapo: ‘Just like Hillary’: Senate candidate Josh Hawley casts Claire McCaskill as out-of-touch liberal
The Hill: Poll: McCaskill leads Hawley by 3 points in Missouri Senate race
Cowboys Vs. Indians: Sorry
The differences in this contest should be clear even if this contest didn't get as nasty as some Kansas 3rd District voters wanted . . . Fact is, this is the crux of the culture war in Kansas and should tell us how deep the so-called Blue Wave really runs.
Peeps: The Future Is Female: All the Most Compelling Women Candidates to Watch in the Midterm Elections
KCTV4: Yoder faces tough fight to keep congressional seat
Republic: Republicans risk losing House seat in Kansas City suburbs
Hillary Shields Vs Her Haircut
MONet: Missouri State Senate race in suburban Kansas City being closely watched
Bustle: I Spent 24 Hours Watching Women Get Short Haircuts & It Changed The Way I Think About Hair
Ghosts Of Past Present & Future In Kansas
Right now we're visited by the past, present and future of Kansas. The only problem is that it's nearly impossible to figure out which of these politicos really holds the key to salvation for the Sunflower State.
LATimes: Kansas ponders a Democratic shift as the governor's race between Kris Kobach and Laura Kelly goes down to the wire
Governing: Trump-Backed GOP Nominee for Kansas Governor Accepted Donations From White Nationalists
KMBC: Independent Greg Orman predicted to have big impact in Kansas governor race
Missouri Marijuana Nice Dreams
All of the Missouri weed measures are going to end up in court so the choices confronting voters really don't matter until some brave soul at the Federal level finally decides to "legalize it" for everybody in a move that would make stoner history in much the same way as the oeuvre of Cheech & Chong.
News-Leader: 8 things to know about Tuesday's Missouri medical marijuana vote
KBIA: Understanding the Three Medical Marijuana Issues on the Missouri Ballot
KMBC: Voter’s Guide: Missouri to vote on three medical marijuana amendments
Finally . . .
The Prez Trump Midterm Test
From "many sides" of the issue . . .
Politico: Will Trump shatter his own mystique?
USA Today: Trump’s populist agenda and booming economy are on the line in midterms
Vanity Fair: Don’t Expect the Midterms to Humble Donald Trump
Newser: Trump - 'In a Certain Way, I'm on the Ballot'
Fox News: President Trump's closing argument: Vote Republican and continue the jobs boom
In the final analysis, we all seem to understand this vote is really about Prez Trump and whether or not the electorate will help him to navigate the Democratic Party deluge or send his administration crashing down under a BLUE WAVE of resistance.
You decide . . .