“House Democrats’ retirement crisis is quickly becoming a five alarm emergency”
Republicans are already seen as the favorites to win the House of Representatives in 2022, but it looks like the Senate might be in play as well.
Mitch McConnell recently predicted a ‘very good election’ for the GOP.
Retired New York Rep. Peter King writes at The Hill:
Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves
My almost 50 years of experience in politics has taught me that 11 months can be a lifetime in this business. What seems inevitable today can vanish overnight.
With that caveat — and unless Republicans defeat themselves — every reliable political indicator today points toward overwhelming Republican victories in the 2022 midterm elections.
President Biden’s poll numbers are at almost record lows in every conceivable category. Vice President Kamala Harris’s numbers are even worse. Inflation is rising more rapidly than any time in three decades. Violent crime is steadily increasing, especially in our inner cities.
The 2021 off-year elections were an across-the-board disaster for Democrats — not just losing the three top statewide offices in Virginia but being routed as well in the suburbs in several states, which had been going progressively blue, especially during the Trump years…
If the suburbs are the new national political battleground, Republicans seemingly could not be better positioned for the 2022 midterms — unless they take their focus off of Biden, form circular firing squads, and attempt intra-party purges similar to those in which Democrats have engaged the past year.
Meanwhile, Democrats continue heading for the exits.
CBS News reports:
House Democrats to lose 15th incumbent ahead of 2022 midterms with latest retirement
Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield will retire from his North Carolina district, according to two sources with knowledge of his plans.
He is the 15th House Democrat to either announce retirement or a run for another office this cycle. It also comes after a gerrymandered map passed by Republican state legislators in North Carolina turned his district into one that leans Democratic by just one point…
On Tuesday, Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California also announced she wouldn’t be running in 2022. House Republican campaign groups jumped on both retirements, suggesting Democrats are heading out before they lose their seat or have to serve in the minority.
“House Democrats’ retirement crisis is quickly becoming a five alarm emergency,” said Calvin Moore, communications director of the Congressional Leadership Fund.
Republicans only need a handful of wins to take back the House, but it’s already looking more likely to be a 2010 style blowout win.DONATE
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