On FOX News Sunday this week: With the midterm elections less than 10 days away and control of the Senate hanging in the balance, we will take a closer look at the state of play in critical U.S. Senate races and whether Republicans will be able to maintain their majority. Joining FNS will be the two Senate campaign chairman and candidates from two races crucial to both parties.
Our guests this week include:
• Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), Tennessee senatorial candidate
• Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), running for reelection
• Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-NY), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman
• Sen. Elizabeth Dole, (R-NC), National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair
With the political rhetoric hitting a fever pitch in the campaign’s final days, we will assess the latest developments in two crucial Senate races, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, with candidates from each state.
In a contest that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate, the Tennessee Senate race gained national attention this week after a controversial advertisement prompted charges of racism. We will discuss the latest developments in the neck and neck race with the target of that ad, Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., who is vying to become the first African-American U.S. Senator from the South since Reconstruction. What is his plan for victory next week and his stance on the key issues for the next Congress?
Then, in an extremely difficult environment for incumbent Republicans and under fire for his loyalty to the White House, can Sen. Rick Santorum keep his seat this November? We will speak with Sen. Santorum regarding his plan to bounce back in the polls and win over Keystone State voters during the campaign’s last week.
And for a more general look at the 2006 midterms, we will sit down with the two point people in charge of winning their parties’ control of the Senate, Sens. Charles Schumer and Elizabeth Dole. What are the key races for each side as the election comes down to the wire, which has the financial advantage and which will be able to turnout the most voters on November 7? Will Americans turn Congress over to Democrats or reaffirm their support for Republicans?
Our FOX News Sunday panel will then discuss the impact of this week’s events in the U.S. and Iraq on the midterm elections and the latest polling from key races. The panel will include Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and US News and World Report Senior Writer Michael Barone.
Finally, we take a look at the lighter side of politics with our power player this week, who has been poking fun at Washington for more than five decades-Washington institution, Mark Russell.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,