8 midterm contests to watch for financial institutions
It all comes down to Tuesday to determine whether congressional Republicans maintain their full grip on financial services policy, or whether Democrats get a bigger seat at the table.
By most accounts, the Democrats running in the House continue to have momentum going into the midterm elections. Polls by and large favor the opposition party picking up at least the 23 net seats in the House necessary to retake the chamber.
Several projections also point to the GOP holding on to the Senate and even picking up a few seats. But just like the presidential election two years ago, there is still plenty of uncertainty about the final outcome in both chambers as well as certain key races for members of the banking committees.
Which party holds either chamber, the size of the majorities in both the House and the Senate, and the outcome of re-election bids by key members of the Senate Banking Committee, are questions that will hopefully be answered Tuesday night (if not Wednesday).
Here are key contests to watch: