Lawmakers have left Washington early to campaign for the upcoming election.
With November's elections so tight, House and Senate leaders decided to cut their work short on Capitol Hill. Yet from the rhetoric most wouldn't know that different parties control the two chambers.
The Republican-controlled House is being blasted by House Democrats for leaving town ahead of schedule. While the Democratic controlled Senate is also getting hit — not surprising by the GOP for doing the exact same thing.
Partisan wrangling about the unexpected — and premature — recess will give both sides fodder as they duke it out back home, trying to convince voters that their party has the solutions that are getting clogged up in the opposing party's chamber.