If Republicans net 35 seats, they’d hold their biggest House majority since 1929. If they win 29 seats, they’d match the number of seats held after the 2010 midterms.
The party has spent more than $20 million so far to help Republicans nominate deeply flawed candidates in key contests. The meddling is already paying political dividends.
With a top Senate candidate declared ineligible for the ballot and the possible end of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, Iowa Democrats are facing tough times.
Over half of this year’s toss-up races are in districts with a sizable rural constituency. That reality makes holding the House-or even staying within striking distance-more challenging for Democrats.
In 2021, Democrats were looking at a favorable Senate map and the possibility of extreme GOP challengers. In 2022, the dismal political environment for Democrats may trump it all.
The biggest warning sign from the latest polling: The president’s not just cratering with swing voters, but losing ground with his core supporters.
The fact that a Harvard-educated Transportation Secretary and former small-city mayor is considered a top presidential prospect is an illustration of the party’s elite turn.
For a party concerned about the health of our democracy, ignoring the growing concerns of voters is a foolhardy thing to do.
This week’s election results underscore Biden’s diminished political standing, and the costs of progressivism. Republicans now look like clear favorites to win control of Congress next year.
If Democrats continue to push past their limited political mandate, they’ll face bigger setbacks in next year’s midterms.