ABC News announced comprehensive coverage of the 2018 midterm elections and 18 consequential races to watch from now until November. “18 for '18” will feature reporting by ABC News’ powerhouse political team on the overall themes of the midterms giving context, analysis, and insight into what is most important to Americans across the country.
Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage with “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and “This Week” Co-anchor Martha Raddatz, “Nightline” Co-anchors Juju Chang, Dan Harris and Byron Pitts, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega, Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce, “World News Tonight” Weekend Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Tom Llamas, White House Correspondent Tara Palmeri, Political Director Rick Klein, and ABC News correspondents, contributors and analysts.
Coverage kicked off today on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” featuring a report on the 2018 midterms and the House of Representatives special election taking place next month in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. Coverage continues on “Nightline” on Monday, February 5.
At launch, ABC News will begin covering a rolling list of 18 compelling House, Senate and gubernatorial races across the country, touching on the storylines that will define the most competitive midterm in years. ABC News has assigned a reporter to cover each race, who will work directly with local TV and radio affiliate partners in each district or state. Click below for ABCNews.com reporting on the candidates, themes and issues in the network’s initial list of 18 races:
- SENATE: Arizona, Indiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee and West Virginia
- HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Pennsylvania (District 18), Illinois (District 06), New Hampshire (District 01), New Jersey (District 07), Texas (District 07), Utah (District 04), Virginia (District 10) and Washington (District 08).
- GOVERNOR: California, Colorado, Florida and Michigan
Some of the major themes ABC News will report on include: control of the House of Representatives and Senate; the establishment vs. the insurgents on both sides of the political spectrum; the future of jobs, healthcare, immigration, and border security; and the influx of women, minorities, and first-time candidates running for office. ABC News will report on the elections that will mark a nationwide referendum on President Donald Trump, shaping the course of the rest of his presidency and beyond.
ABC News will also interview 18-year-olds from across the country and facilitate conversations with their parents and grandparents to get inter-generational insights into their views on voting and the major issues of today.
Coverage will be ongoing across ABC News, including on “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio and ABC NewsOne, ABC News social channels, mobile and OTT.