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Liam Denning and Elaine He

60 Reasons Trump Worries About Pump Prices

Expensive gas hits red-state voters hardest — just in time for the midterms.

Pain at the pump.

Pain at the pump.

Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe

It is 110 days to the midterms, and you will likely visit the gas station many times between now and then.

Hence there’s an all-hands effort to keep a lid on pump prices. Pushed by the tweeter-in-chief, Saudi Arabia has executed a supertanker-size U-turn, pushing barrels back onto the market. Congress, meanwhile, threatens new legislation allowing lawsuits against OPEC (not for the first time). And there is now open debate about President Donald Trump dipping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a little relief (something we warned about here last month).