Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) canceled August recess this week, a move that elicited praise from Republicans eager to tackle fiscal issues ahead of the fall political season and complaints from Democrats who want to spend that time campaigning for reelection in their home states.
Mike Braun (R-IN) launched his first television ad of the general election in his bid to unseat Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). In Montana, Matt Rosendale won the GOP nomination to take on Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), and in New Jersey, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) had an unimpressive showing in his primary win against a little-known challenger.
On the House side, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) is heading to a runoff against former Rep. Bobby Bright, who previously held the seat as a Democrat. In California, Democrats were successful in getting on the ballot in three races that could have included only Republicans, thanks to the state’s “jungle primary” system.
For those stories and more, check out this week’s Race Rundown: