Coming Up on FOX News Sunday

Chris Wallace
Sunday, November 5, 2006

On FOX News Sunday this week: With less than 48 hours to go before voters decide which party controls the House and Senate, is the clock running out on Republican chances to keep their current majorities or can the GOP repeat past voter turnout performances to win? And what will Democrats do if they gain majorities in either house? We will get an analysis of the current political landscape from House Majority Leader Rep. John Boehner, (R-OH), and an assessment of the race for the Senate from two key candidates.

Our guests this week include:

Rep. John Boehner, House Majority Leader, (R-OH)
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R), Maryland Senate Candidate
Claire McCaskill (D), Missouri Senate Candidate

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.

With the latest polls indicating that Democrats are likely to win a majority of seats for control of the U.S. House, Republicans across the country will pulling out all the stops in the next two days to maintain power. Is the House a lost cause or will this week's comments by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) perceived to be critical of the troops help the GOP? And, with unprecedented sectarian violence in Iraq, low Congressional and White House approval numbers and the public's sour view of the economy, what is the GOP's final plan to get their voters to the polls? We will discuss the state of the race and Republican prospects on November 7 with House Majority Leader John Boehner.

We will then focus on two key races that may determine which party controls the Senate.

First, in a race where Republicans are vying to pick off a Democratic Senate seat, we will discuss the prospects for a GOP upset in Maryland with GOP Senate candidate Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. As one of the number of black Republicans running for state office across the country this year, can he win over the traditionally Democratic voting block on election day? And with GOP control of the Senate hanging in the balance, what is his 48-hour strategy for victory?

Then, we will speak with Democrat Claire McCaskill about her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Jim Talent in Missouri. In the closely contested battle, what is her plan for victory?

Our FOX News Sunday panel will then share their analysis and predictions for election day and on what a new Congress would mean for President Bush's last two years in office. The panel will include FOX News Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

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,

Chris Wallace