4 days to go: VP Harris fights for Dems’ future — and her own; GOP optimistic in Minn.; and more

There are 4 days until polls close on Election Day. Here’s what to know, including the top stories of the day, the latest polls and key races in focus.


STORY OF THE DAY

<p>Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a campaign event for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at Barnard College in New York. </p>

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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a campaign event for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at Barnard College in New York. 

VP Harris fights for Democrats’ future — and her own

BOSTON (AP) — Ruby Brown beamed with excitement in a community college gymnasium as she waited for Vice President Kamala Harris to take the stage at a political rally for the Democratic ticket in Massachusetts

“As soon as her name was announced, I said I had to find a way to go,” said Brown, 58.

The midterms are just days away, with control of Congress and statehouses across the country up for grabs, but Brown and her friends were really hoping for a hint of what might happen a few years down the line.

“That’s why we’re here,” said Lisa Palmer-Glover, 56. “To see what’s next on the plate.”

The comments are just a glimpse of the expectations and special scrutiny that Harris faces as the first person of color and first woman to be vice president — and someone who campaigned for the top job before agreeing to be Joe Biden’s running mate. Full story here:

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