With a mere three weeks remaining till the Nov. 4th showdown, the chickens are already beginning to come home to roost and the early signs are good for Republicans.
Several states allow for early voting for a number of reasons, and over 600,000 midterm election votes have already been cast in those states.
In Iowa, where Republican Joni Ernst has edged Democrat Bruce Braley in recent polls, voters have already mailed in 119,000 of those early votes. So far, they have been overwhelmingly Democrat voters.
However, due to a renewed push on the right to counter Democrat efforts for early voting, Republican requests for mail-in ballots are much higher.
In North Carolina where Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan has commanded a shrinking lead over Republican Thom Tillis, Republican mail-in votes and ballot requests have surpassed those of Democrat voters.
And in Georgia, where David Purdue is fending off an attempt by Democrat Michelle Nunn to pick up a seat for her party, early voters will be casting ballots this week which will be a further test of what many believe will be a big turnout advantage for Republicans.