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confident that the democrats will find a way to hold on to control of the u.s. senate. thanks for being here, i'm derek mcginty. >> it will be an interesting election day. analysts aren't so sure. that party or a party needs 51 seats to control the senate and right now, republicans hold 45 seats. democrats hold 55 seats. now the g.o.p. needs to gain six seats to get to that magic number of 51 and control it for two years. andrea mccarren joins us live from the white house tonight. andrea, what do you know? >> well lesli and derek, white house officials say they are counting on a strong ground campaign tomorrow. the same strategy that propelled the president into reelection and that is, getting out the vote. especially for those hotly contested senate races. >> you've heard the president talk about the importance of voting and the importance of
being engaged in their democracy. it's a part of citizenship, for people to make their voices heard on election day. >> this midterm election comes as president obama's approval ratings are at an all-time low and americans have deep concerns about the economy, ebola, and on going threats from the militant islamic state. >> this administration is going to continue to strongly advocate for policies that benefit middle class families across the country, and the administration that will retain a willingness to work with anybody in either party who shares that commitment. >> while white house officials predict democrats will retain control of the senate, they stopped short of talking specifics. >> i would refrain from -- >> you said democrats are going to hold. >> in terms of the -- >> now roughly eight senate seats are still considered too
close to call. now who takes the senate, of course, is expected to determine just how president obama spends the last quarter of his term. live from the white house, andrea mccarren, wusa9. lesli and derek, back to you. >> over on the house side, the race to fill frank wolf's seat will come down to the wire. it looks as though barbra comstock does have the edge. however, the demographics changed in northern virginia. so foust may have a shot. peggy fox is a the at rally. peggy. >> that's right. the final rally for both ed and barbra comstock starts at 7:00 here at sterling. people are getting ready. the headliners tonight, and romney is expected to be here. former senator, george allen and his wife, susan, and congressman frank wolf. the republicans say they are very optimistic about barbra winning, but the democrats say they are, too. >> this is what it's all
about. >> john foust rallies his volunteers on what may be the most critical day for his campaign. the race for the 10th congressional seat between democrat foust and democrat barbra comstock could be one of the closest in the nation. republican volunteers work on a phone bank for comstock. we were not permitted to speak to them. the campaign manager or the candidate today. we were given access to foust and his volunteers. >> it's such a close race right now. it's really going to come down to who we can convince to actually go out and physically go to the polling station. >> college students and sam almen are knocking on doors. so now it's all about the ground game and the democrats are targeting individual voters. not every voter, but certain ones. >> it's all about targeting democratic and moderate voters so we don't accidentally knock on the doors of republicans and help to get out the republican vote, which would not be the goal of our campaign. >> the democrats say they have
a superior ground game because they have better voter data bases. >> our ground game has been absolutely spectacular. >> but the campaign had some stumbles as george mason political analyst, mark rizzo. >> there's so many things working against them in this election cycle. they have the national trends, the sentiment, pulling money out late in the campaign from his ads, which certainly hurt his chances to get out there and advertise more. >> and that comment about comstock not having a real job. >> i think most people realize that it was not intended and it's being used as a typical comstock maneuver of personal attack. try to cover her record on women's healthcare issues. >> so you might be wondering how did the polls look? how do the polls look, everybody is wondering. well, there has been no independent poll done on the comstock foust race. so really, you can't really
make an educated guess. you can just guess. that's what a lot of people are doing. it comes down on what happens tomorrow and i'll be out covering the race. i'm peggy fox reporting. >> only one poll matters. thank you, peggy. for everything you need to know, check out the voter guide for maryland, virginia, d.c., we have them all on our new and improved app. check it out. >> up in maine, nurse kaci hickox is free to go wherever she wants. after returning from west africa where she treated ebola patients. even though she shows no signs of ebola, her boyfriend says he has been asked to stay away from the campus where he is a nursing student. in north carolina, preliminary tests have come back negative for a patient being monitored for ebola. more tests are planned just to make sure, but until then, the unidentified patient will remain isolated at duke
university hospital. health officials say the patient developed a fever after a trip to liberia, but showed no symptoms while traveling. a final warning tonight for prince georges county schools parents. >> your kids are not vaccinated, they will not be allowed back to school come wednesday. >> i'm scott broom in prince georges county where time has run out for students who have not been vaccinated. for deadly diseases like measles and polio. the school system has announced those students will not be allowed to come to school starting wednesday. today, outside a minute clinic, parents reacted. >> i have mixed feelings about it, because some people have different reactions to the vaccines. then again, you don't want the kids to get sick, either. >> that's a good idea. those can be very serious, significant diseases and in some cases, they have been fatal. >> vaccinations for public school students are a matter of the law. in a statement today, prince
georges school officials said they have made extraordinary efforts. 99% are compliant, but time has run out for 155 kidergarden and 259 middle schoolers whose parents have received exclusion letters, warning of the wednesday deadline. at the barack obama elementary school in upper marlboro, scott broom, wusa9. >> always watching. always tracking. wusa9's first alert weather. >> all right, we are looking at the weather for tomorrow, election day. right now, we don't see any reason weather wise not to vote. let's start with the forecast. we'll break it down hour by hour for you. we're looking at temperatures chilly if you vote early. some upper 30s to mid 40s between 6:00 and 8:00 in the morning. but we'll warm up nicely. in fact, by lunchtime, we're in the 60s. by evening, some folks hanging around 70. polls close at 7:00 p.m. in virginia. they open at 6:00 a.m. and polls close at 8:00 p.m. in maryland and the district.
they open at 7:00 a.m. let's look at the future cast and take you through some cities. by 6:00 a.m. 42 in gaithersburg. 43 in leesburg and 43 in manassas. i think it may be cooler than that. there will be upper 30s. mid 40s downtown and low to mid 40s inside the beltway. by 9:00, temperatures rebound pretty quickly. southwesterly wind. back to 54 downtown and the mid to low 50s. by 3:00, temperatures are going to be flirting with 70. 71 in fredericksburg and almost 70 in d.c. and 70 up in frederic. we'll come back and talk about a cold front and tell you what that means to our thursday. we had to issue a yellow alert. >> his mom says he's an idiot for doing it. but what he did isn't illegal. coming up, why would a guy jump off a boat and on to a floating whale carcass that was surrounded by sharks? we all want to know.
>> i'm debra alfarone in northwest d.c. where eight new automated enforcement cameras are going into effect. there are six speed cameras and two someone cameras. you won't be getting any tickets right away and only issuing warnings right now, but come december 3, that's three days from now, you could be getting a ticket if you do the wrong thing. >> this is the tipping point. inspector general's report outline every concern the motorists have about the program. >> back story, the inspector general issued a scathing report last night saying even though the cameras are meant to improve safety, a report proves people didn't overly speed through half the proposed speed camera locations. weeks later, the city council attacked that report. >> this is not a game. this is not an operation. i found some of the language used in this report troubling. >> do you believe they are about safety and not about revenue? >> i think they are about both. >> john townsend says that
inspector general report ended allegations about revenue cannot be cast aside. >> these cameras reduce the number of speeding incidents in the city, but the same time, they are raking in millions and millions of dollars a year. >> $75 million plus in fiscal year 2013. >> what is the average driver supposedded to do here? >> well, there's evidence that the number of tickets has decreased this year. it remains to be seen if that is the actual case. but the fact of the matter is, the motoring public is sick and tired of the emphasis on automated enforcement. >> debra alfarone did reach out to the council member for comment on the safety versus revenue argument. she did not hear back. bottom line, don't break the law, you won't get a ticket. for a list of camera locations, go to our app, it is free and it is easy. >> well, if you can't make it to the polls tomorrow, don't blame the weather. topper is up next with the
she did as a legislator, doors, hoping yobarbara comstocke. pushed bills benefiting her special interest client, then failed to disclose she was paid thousands by that same client, failed to disclose 85,000 in extra compensation. bthe washington pnt, ostcalled comstock's behavir "an apntpareac breofh congressional ethics." we just can't trust barbara comstock. pa t triomajority usa is responsible for the content of this advertising.
after filling out their hogan iquestionaire, aight. hogan was awarded an a- from the nra. but now he refuses to release his responses. the nra opposes comprehensive background checks. they want to weaken maryland's gun safety laws. even support letting suspects on the fbi terror watch list buy guns. on gun safety and terror, the nra is wrong. hogan gets an a- from the nra. on protecting maryland, we just can't trust him. a man in australia admits it was not the best idea to jump on to the carcass of a dead whale surrounded by sharks on a feeding frenzy.
>> but he did it anyway and here's a video to prove it. his name is harrison williams. he was out boating and they came across this dead whale and next thing you know, williams was climbing up on top of said whale. apparently not afraid of all those sharks in the water. >> you think you are -- >> yeah, definitely. >> mom thinks i'm an idiot. >> the good news is, williams made it back on to the boat in one piece. a lot of folks in australia are nominated him for a darwin award. he nearly removed himself from the gene pool, hasting the improvement of the intelligence for the entire race. >> can't look at it. >> that carcass is nasty. >> i can look at you share the forecast for tomorrow. >> we are looking at a perfect, i mean perfect election day forecast. we had it all during election day. we had snow, we had rain. you'll be just fine.
let's start with a live look outside. and high was 66. down to 57. in fact, i'm concerned about the dew point. it popped up. that's good. the dew point was 20 last hour. now it's 37. relative humidity 47%. and the reason why we harp on the dew point is because it is a good indication of how low it can go at night. so, that's why i was concerned about maybe not going low enough for low temperatures. i feel better now. winds out of the south. help any cooling. pleasant evening. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. a terrific election day. please get out and vote. still warm on wednesday. but we'll have more clouds if the cold front gets close to us and puts on the brakes. see some rain and showers on thursday, probably in the morning and probably in the afternoon. so probably both commutes will be affected. we'll keep you posted on that. 10:00 tonight, we're in the 40s. at least in the suburbs and 51 downtown. generally clear to partly cloudy. not a huge deal. by morning, we're looking at
42. gaithersburg 43 in manassas. again, this is 6:00 a.m. a few clouds along the eastern shore. that's about it. and then by 8:00, temperatures start rebounding quickly. we're already 50 downtown and by 1:00, we're in the upper 60s to near 70. 71 in fredericksburg. 71 in culpeper. 66 in gaithersburg. 68 in leesburg and 69 in manassas. by 3:30, 4:00, we're still near 70 in most spots. even in the suburbs. by 6:00, polls are still open. 61 in manassas. 58 in gaithersburg. 59 in leesburg. just a few clouds. just a few clouds tomorrow night around 8:00. nothing going to happen with the clouds. no showers yet. and looks like we'll have high clouds tomorrow. so tonight, we'll stay clear to partly cloudy and chilly. 38 to 46. we'll keep that rain. winds southwest 5 to 10. mostly sunny and pleasant. 38 to 65. our rapid warmup. by afternoon, around 70. great day.
partly cloudy, breezy, warmer. winds will pick up southwest 10 to 15. day planner, these are downtown temperatures. so 46 at 7:00 means upper 30s, low 40s in the suburbs. 54 at 9:00. and back in the 60s by 11:00. and almost 70 by 1:00 p.m. tomorrow with full sun. next three days, more clouds on wednesday as a cold front approaches and some showers wednesday night late after the evening commute. 69. but then, yellow alert thursday for rain and showers. cooler, temperatures around 60. probably will affect both the evening commute and also the morning commute as well. now we get into friday behind the system, cooler, 56. and then the weekend, not too bad. 60 on saturday. another front comes through. kind of blustery on sunday. ravens in town. only 52 for a high and mid 50s next monday. >> thank you, top. well now, last week about this time, we were all excited the redskins were getting ready to play the cowboys and they were
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dislocated ankle. though he did make things well for someone who hasn't played in seven weeks. there are plenty of decisions he would like back. but we have seen that all season in this quarterback carousel that is happening with the redskins, included curt cousins. coach gruden is at a loss on how to assess the play for that position throughout the first nine weeks of the season. >> the quarterback, what can you say? he hurts his ankle and then he misses five or six weeks. we get a good look at colt, and now it's back to robert. so, the jury is still out on that position. we feel good about robert's progress so far. >> still plenty to go. the redskins aren't the only ones who need to regroup. got crushed by the steelers, but big ben roth lis burger throwing for six touchdowns. this is his second straight loss for the ravens and second straight divisional loss, which drops them to the bottom of the
afc north. the purple and black are a resilient team. >> we just move forward. go ahead. and start winning football games again. and we just have to get back in there and get ready to go. >> i will bounce back. the nfl season is long for a reason. and you can look back on every season and history will prove that you can get blown out and bounce back. >> the university of maryland got a strong introduction to the big ten personal conduct policies. conference officials find the terps $10,000 and suspended their star receiver. it all stems from a pregame scuffle between maryland and penn state saturday. the big ten says it was initiated by the terps. se fan dig was seen in the middle ma kingcontact with an official. the terps captains then refused to shake hands before the coin toss. coach randy and digs were reprimanded and in a statement released by the university, i sincerely apologize for my
conduct. i let my emotions get the best of me and did not properly represent myself as a leader of the university of maryland football team. i take accountability for my actions and will do everything i can to support my teammates. the washington wizards put up a great defensive performance in their home opener this weekend and they look to do the same as they search for their third win of the season tonight. the wizards are in new york taking on the knicks. they have the task of slowing down carmelo anthony. last year it was trevor's job. this year it was paul pierce and otto porter. it's a job those two are capable of handling. >> you know, a great individual defender, but it helped having a team in place. paul is a veteran guy and understands angles. and we have guys behind that are going to be there to help him if he needs it. >> just talking about otto.
former georgetown hoyas are starting to come along. >> scoring some points. >> what we need is for everybody to keep their cool. we need everybody in the game. as they take on the knicks. >> and the suspension, paul pierce getting an ejection, we already had enough of that. >> that's our broadcast. thanks for being here. >> you'll be back at 7:00. >> with your only local news at 7:00 with jan jeffcoat. we'll see you then. >> bye, everybody.
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