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 ShaheenLewandowski: House testimony shows I'd be 'a fighter' in the Senate Cruz endorses GOP candidate for Senate in New Hampshire Meghan McCain: Lewandowski Senate run would be 'an absolutely ridiculous crap show' MORE (D-N.H.) and Kay HaganKay Ruthven HaganWarning signs flash for Tillis in North Carolina Tillis trails Democratic challenger by 7 points in North Carolina poll North Carolina businessman will challenge Tillis in GOP primary 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 Emery UdallPoll: Trump trails three Democrats by 10 points in Colorado The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down 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 HarkinThomas (Tom) Richard HarkinWisconsin lawmaker gets buzz-cut after vowing not to cut hair until sign language bill passed Democratic debates kick off Iowa summer sprint Key endorsements: A who's who in early states 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 BachmannKlobuchar urges CNN town hall audience: 'That's when you guys are supposed to cheer, OK?' Michele Bachmann praises Trump: Americans will 'never see a more godly, biblical president' Will Biden lead a 'return to normalcy' in 2020? MORE, she’s wrong for the state of Iowa,” Harkin said over the weekend.

KS-SEN (ROBERTS): Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsInternal poll shows Kobach trailing Democrat in Kansas Senate race Here are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers ramp up Silicon Valley antitrust probe | Treasury sanctions North Korean cyber groups | Thiel to host Kobach fundraiser 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 Loretta LandrieuCongress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ Lobbying world 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 ObamaKrystal Ball tears into 'Never Trump' Republicans Sanders campaign announces it contacted over 1 million Iowa voters Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats MORE cry” on Election Night. 

 

POLL POSITION 

KY-SEN (MCCONNELL): Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellToomey on gun reform: 'Beto O'Rourke is not helping' Election meddling has become the new normal of US diplomacy DC statehood push faces long odds despite record support 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 CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonZuckerberg woos Washington critics during visit Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers to discuss 'future internet regulation' 2020 Democrats raise alarm about China's intellectual property theft MORE (R) leads Sen. Mark PryorMark Lunsford 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 Gardner The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Bolton returns to political group after exiting administration The Hill's Morning Report — Trump's hurricane forecast controversy won't go away 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 Lowell Braley2020 caucuses pose biggest challenge yet for Iowa's top pollster OPINION | Tax reform, not Trump-McConnell feuds, will make 2018 a win for GOP Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward 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 FrankenGOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? The Memo: Times correction gives GOP lifeline in latest Kavanaugh controversy 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 BegichAlaska political mess has legislators divided over meeting place Former GOP chairman Royce joins lobbying shop Lobbying world 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 BarrowRepublican wins Georgia secretary of state runoff to replace Kemp The most important runoff election is one you probably never heard of Our democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget 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 CruzTrump walks tightrope on gun control State Department's top arms control official leaving Sanders NASA plan is definitely Earth first 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