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Politics Podcast: Collins Says ‘Yes’ On Kavanaugh

After Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Friday that she would vote for President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was all but assured. In this emergency episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the team discusses the upcoming Senate vote and its implications for the midterm elections.

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Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Geoffrey Skelley is a senior elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.

Sarah Frostenson is FiveThirtyEight’s former politics editor.