Election Day eve is here, and in 24 hours Republicans will begin to find out whether they’re having a good election cycle, or a great one.

Sens. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenQuestions loom over Franken ethics probe State Dept. spokeswoman acknowledges 'morale issue' Democrats scramble to contain Franken fallout  MORE (D-N.H.) and Kay HaganKay HaganPolitics is purple in North Carolina Democrats can win North Carolina just like Jimmy Carter did in 1976 North Carolina will be a big battleground state in 2020 MORE (D-N.C.) are the first two incumbents whose fates will be sealed with early poll closings. 

If both lose, Republicans will almost be guaranteed of gaining the six seats they need to take back the Senate, and if even one falls the GOP could be on the verge of a big night.

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Both are viewed as slight favorites, and Republicans still have a solid path to winning a Senate majority even if they fall short against both senators. But election night could drag on for weeks — the GOP might need a runoff win in Louisiana or Georgia to seal Senate control.

 

Polls begin to close at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, and The Hill will be up late. Follow @jessicataylor, @cam_joseph and @ajjaffe for breaking results.

 

SENATE SHOWDOWN

GA-SEN (OPEN): Businessman David Perdue (R) and former charity executive Michelle Nunn (D) rehashed their main campaign attacks in their final Senate debate Sunday night. 

Perdue said in a Monday campaign stop that he "closed down plants all the time” but said “it was never a direct relationship with things going on offshore” when asked about previous outsourcing comments.

NC-SEN (HAGAN): Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) released a last-minute radio ad featuring President Obama aimed at boosting Democratic base turnout. 

CO-SEN (UDALL): Sen. Mark UdallMark UdallDemocratic primary could upend bid for Colorado seat Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' MORE (D-Colo.) is facing further criticism over his campaign strategy to focus largely on reproductive rights, this time from a Democratic donor frustrated with his campaign that heckled him at a recent event.  

IA-SEN (OPEN): Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) said she was “very offended” by retiring Sen. Tom HarkinTom HarkinThe Hill's 12:30 Report Distance education: Tumultuous today and yesterday Grassley challenger no stranger to defying odds MORE’s (D-Iowa) comments on her looks.

“I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rogers, but if she votes like Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBachmann praises Trump as man of faith Tom Petty dies at 66 Bachmann: Muslim immigrants trying to undermine Western civilization MORE, she’s wrong for the state of Iowa,” Harkin said over the weekend.

KS-SEN (ROBERTS): Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsSenate ethics panel resumes Menendez probe after judge declares mistrial Senate passes resolution requiring mandatory sexual harassment training Overnight Energy: Perry takes heat for sexual assault comments | Clovis withdraws nomination for USDA post | Battle lines drawn on Arctic refuge drilling | Energy regulator back to full strength MORE’s (R-Kan.) campaign is pulling an ad that featured Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder after Snyder apologized for appearing in it apparently against the university’s wishes. 

Early voting suggests Kansas could be in for a recount: under the state’s strict voter identification laws, many voters are already being turned away from the polls or are facing other difficulties at their polling places. 

DEMS: White House press secretary Josh Earnest predicted Democrats will hold onto Senate control, as did Vice President Biden

 

BATTLE FOR THE HOUSE 

CA-52 (PETERS): A second former staffer has accused former San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio (R) of sexual harassment. 

NY-11 (GRIMM): Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) may have implicated himself in campaign finance violations with a comment he made during a recent debate. 

LA-6 (OPEN): Democrat Edwin Edwards said he disagreed with Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuYou want to recall John McCain? Good luck, it will be impossible CNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy' CNN's Van Jones: O'Keefe Russia 'nothingburger' video 'a hoax' MORE’s (D-La.) contention that African-Americans and women have had a tougher time in the South. 

DEMS: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put out a memo touting its historically large fundraising and advertising figures on the eve of an election day where they’re expected to lose seats. DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said this morning he still sees 20 toss-up seats in play.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Monday that Republicans have “successfully made this campaign a referendum on President Obama,” and blamed poor Democratic messaging on the president's policies for expected losses in the House.

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) said it’s “not going to be a pretty Election Day.”

 

AD WATCH 

LA-SEN (LANDRIEU): Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) issued three new radio ads, featuring her brother, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former Louisiana Sens. John Breaux and J. Bennett Johnston touting her work for the state. 

KS-SEN (ROBERTS): Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) primary challenger, radiologist Milton Wolf, has cut a robocall for the Tea Party Patriots urging Kansans to vote Republican to “see Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Right way and wrong way Keystone XL pipeline clears major hurdle despite recent leak MORE cry” on Election Night. 

 

POLL POSITION 

KY-SEN (MCCONNELL): Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock McConnell PAC demands Moore return its money Klobuchar taking over Franken's sexual assault bill MORE (R) leads Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) 50 percent to 42 percent in a poll from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, and 50 percent to 41 percent among likely voters in an NBC/Marist poll

LA-SEN (LANDRIEU): Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) leads Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) 44 percent to 36 percent in an NBC/Marist poll, and 43 percent to 35 percent in a PPP poll, suggesting the two are headed to a December runoff.

AR-SEN (PRYOR): Rep. Tom CottonTom CottonCotton: I hope we go back to health care next year Sunday shows preview: GOP gears up for Senate tax reform push A simple way to make America even greater is fixing our patent system MORE (R) leads Sen. Mark PryorMark PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (D) 49 percent to 41 percent in a PPP poll, while Pryor leads Cotton 45 percent to 43 percent in a poll for the state Democratic party by Opinion Research Associates.

NH-SEN (SHAHEEN): Scott Brown (R) leads Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D) 48.7 percent to 48.2 percent in a New England College Polling Institute survey. Shaheen leads Brown 49 percent to 47 percent in a PPP poll and 46 percent to 43 percent in a University of New Hampshire poll

GA-SEN (OPEN): Businessman David Purdue (R) leads former charity executive Michelle Nunn (D) 48 percent to her 44 percent in an NBC/Marist poll; 47 percent to 44 percent in a SurveyUSA poll; and 48 percent to 45 percent in an InsiderAdvantage poll. The two are tied in the latest survey from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

CO-SEN (UDALL): Rep. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerSenate GOP running out of options to stop Moore Republicans see rising Dem odds in Alabama Cybersecurity pros take first peek at once secretive process behind US hacking toolkit MORE (R) leads Sen. Mark Udall (D) 45 percent to 43 percent in the latest Quinnipiac survey. PPP gives Gardner 48 percent support to Udall’s 45 percent, and campaign manager Adam Dunstone tweeted that the senator’s most recent internal poll shows him tied with Gardner at 46 percent.

KS-SEN (ROBERTS): Greg Orman (I) leads Sen. Pat Roberts (R) 47 percent to 46 percent in a new PPP poll.

MI-SEN (OPEN): Gary Peters (D) leads Teri Lynn Land (R) 51 percent to Teri Lynn 38 percent in the latest PPP poll

IA-SEN (OPEN): Joni Ernst (R) and Rep. Bruce BraleyBruce BraleyOPINION | Tax reform, not Trump-McConnell feuds, will make 2018 a win for GOP Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward Trump: Ernst wanted 'more seasoning' before entertaining VP offer MORE (D) both took 47 percent in Quinnipiac’s latest survey. PPP, meanwhile, gives Ernst 49 percent and Braley 46 percent support. 

MN-SEN (FRANKEN): Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenReport: Conyers settled wrongful dismissal complaint over 'sexual advances' Arianna Huffington denies Franken behaved inappropriately in response to new photos Right way and wrong way MORE (D) leads Mike McFadden (R) 51 percent to 40 percent in a SurveyUSA poll.

NC-SEN (HAGAN): Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) leads former North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis (R) 46 percent to 44 percent in a poll from Democratic firm PPP. Tillis leads Hagan 46 percent to 44 percent in a survey from GOP firm Harper Polling.

AK-SEN (BEGICH): Republican Dan Sullivan leads Sen. Mark BegichMark Peter BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (D) 47 percent to 46 percent in a PPP poll.

CA-52 (PETERS): Former San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio (R) leads Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) 45 percent to 44 percent in a new SurveyUSA poll.

ME-02 (OPEN): Bruce Poliquin (R) leads Emily Cain (D) 42.9 percent to 42 percent in a survey for the Maine People’s Resource Center.

GA-12 (BARROW): Rick Allen (R) leads Rep. John BarrowJohn Jenkins BarrowOur democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech MORE (D-Ga.) 47.3 percent to 45.7 percent in a poll from Landmark Communications.

NH-1 (SHEA-PORTER): Frank Guinta (R) leads Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) 52.2 percent to 42.9 percent in an NEC poll.

NH-2 (KUSTER): Rep. Ann McClane Kuster (D) leads Marilinda Garcia (R) 52.8 percent to 41.7 percent in an NEC survey.

 

2016 RUMBLINGS

ROMNEY: Former White House nominee Mitt Romney (R) predicted Democrats are “gonna lose big time” in Tuesday’s elections.

CRUZ: Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTexas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' Moore endorsements disappear from campaign website MORE (R-Texas) said he wants a Republican-controlled Senate to focus on executive overreach by the Obama administration and to make the repeal of ObamaCare a priority.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"A wave just doesn't happen. Waves happen when every single member of a cause or a movement come together. This is our time, we need to crush it and push their heads under over and over and over again until they cannot breathe anymore."

—New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn on making sure a Republican wave occurs on Tuesday