Situational awareness – October 16, 2018

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City.

The 2018 midterms are three weeks from today. Make your picks in our 2018 Election Challenge. We’ve got a $50 gift card for the winner –

Happy 143rd birthday to Brigham Young University, which was established on this day in 1875.

Executive summary: Love and McAdams face off in a fiery debate. Love raised more money last quarter, but McAdams has more cash on hand. The federal deficit jumped 17% last year.