Red wave crashing? GOP momentum slips as fall sprint begins


              FILE - Doug Mastriano, the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania, speaks at an event at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., July 1, 2022. In one of the nation's most important swing states, Pennsylvania Republicans nominated Mastriano as their nominee for governor, even after learning about his leading role in Donald Trump's push to overturn the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)
            
              FILE - Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel speaks to a packed room at the opening of the RNC's new Hispanic Community Center in Suwanee, Ga., June 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)
            
              FILE - A voter fills out a ballot during the Pennsylvania primary election at the Michaux Manor Living Center in Fayetteville, Pa., May 17, 2022. As the 2022 midterm elections enter their final two-month sprint, leading Republicans concede that their party's advantage may be slipping even as Democrats confront their president's weak standing, deep voter pessimism and the weight of history this fall. (AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster, File)
            
              FILE - President Joe Biden greets Pennsylvania candidate for governor, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, left, and Terese Casey, wife of Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., as he arrives at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International airport, Aug. 30, 2022, in Avoca, Pa. In Pennsylvania, Democratic candidate for governor, Shapiro, argues that his focus on public safety, education, the economy and freedom is driving his momentum, he concedes that the quality of his opponent is also a major factor. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
            
              FILE - Demonstrators protest about abortion outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 24, 2022. Nothing has undermined the GOP's momentum more than the Supreme Court's stunning decision to end abortion protections, which triggered a swift backlash even in the reddest of red states over the summer. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
            
              First-time voter Baylee Fidler, 19, waits in the doorway for a voting booth as Tom Davis, background, completes his ballot at the Boot City Opry near Terre Haute, Ind., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. As the 2022 midterm elections enter their final two-month sprint, leading Republicans concede that their party's advantage may be slipping even as Democrats confront their president's weak standing, deep voter pessimism and the weight of history this fall. (Joseph C. Garza/The Tribune-Star via AP)
Red wave crashing? GOP momentum slips as fall sprint begins