Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, in a 50-48 vote that followed strictly partisan lines.
What's unclear is whether GOP unity is enough to preserve the GOP power in Congress.
Roberts took no action on them while Kavanaugh's nomination was pending. Next to Arizona, which Democrats appear to be losing, Nevada could still offer a pickup opportunity for Dems to offset a loss in somewhere like North Dakota or Montana. According to private polling within the GOP, Heitkamp has been down by double-digits for weeks and this was even before her eventual decision to vote against Kavanaugh's appointment despite her constituents tending to favor his confirmation. Sen. Democratic challenger Jacky Rosen continues to hold a strong lead with women, as do most of the Democratic candidates this year. Garland had been nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, but Senate Republicans never acted on the nomination. Heitkamp said she was concerned about Kavanaugh's temperament after his emotional performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
This process, with multiple allegations of sexual assault and Kavanaugh's angry responses to Democrats on the committee, drew protests both for and against the conservative jurist to Washington, D.C. and to other locations around the country, including New Jersey.
Polls have put her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, comfortably ahead. Those calls especially ramped up after The New York Times broke a major story last week alleging that Trump engaged in tax fraud to assist his father - something Trump has denied vehemently. "The world got to see close up how ugly it can be when you go too far", he's quoted as saying.
"People think of us as a blue state even though we are a deeply divided state", said Cornell Clayton, director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy at Washington State University.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters Wednesday that the Democrats are gearing up to make a government overhaul package the first bill Democrats bring to the floor should they retake the majority.
Trump is expected to spread that message over multiple campaign rallies, including this week in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky.