8 days to go: GOP rallies behind ‘risky’ candidates; Biden talks windfall tax; Michigan gov race tightens

There are 8 days until polls close on Election Day. Here’s what to know, including the top stories of the day, video from the campaign trail, the latest polls and key races in focus.


STORY OF THE DAY

<p>FILE - Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., left, listens as Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign stop for Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker on Oct. 11, 2022, in Carrollton, Ga.</p>

Megan Varner – freelancer, FR171900 AP

FILE - Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., left, listens as Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign stop for Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker on Oct. 11, 2022, in Carrollton, Ga.

Confident GOP unifies behind candidates once seen as risky

ATKINSON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Republican governor described Don Bolduc as a “conspiracy theory extremist” just two months ago. But now, a week before Election Day, Gov. Chris Sununu is vowing to support him. And the leader of the GOP’s campaign to retake the U.S. Senate stood at Bolduc’s side over the weekend and called him “a true patriot.”

“I’m here for one reason, and that’s to make sure Don Bolduc is the next U.S. senator,” Rick Scott, a Florida senator and chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told dozens of voters on Sunday gathered inside an Atkinson, New Hampshire, community center.

“Here’s a guy who’s a true patriot,” Scott said as he introduced Bolduc, a retired Army general. “He served his country. He believes. He cares.”

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ELECTION IN FOCUS: MICHIGAN

Real Clear Politics polling average: Gretchen Whitmer (D) 48.8%, Tudor Dixon (R) 45.5%

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