Quantcast
Connect with us

GOP giving up trying to reclaim House seats as 2020 wipeout looms: report

Published

on

Faced with a ticket likely headed by an unpopular president and watching the Democrats rake in campaign cash ahead of the 2020 election, the Republican Party is conceding they will not win back the House by reclaiming seats they lost in the so-called 2018 “blue wave” election.

According to a report from Politico, Democratic candidates have been stockpiling massive amounts of cash to wage war in what is expected to be a high turnout election with Donald Trump as the face of the Republican Party and seats that the GOP thought they might have a shot at now appearing unattainable.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Thirty-three of the 44 most vulnerable House Democrats have stashed an impressive $1 million or more in the bank well before the election year even begins,” the report states. “And their fundraising pace is not slowing down as they gear up to defend the chamber.”

“The 44 Democrats in the most competitive seats banked a collective $59 million so far,” Politico reports. “Nearly 30 raised $500,000 or more in the third quarter, according to a POLITICO analysis of the fundraising filings. And all but six of the so-called ‘frontliners’ have at least half a million more banked than their challengers, if they have any challenger at all.”

According to the report, trends are so bad for Republicans in some districts, the GOP is not even bothering to recruit a candidate to run against the Democratic nominee.

“The GOP is struggling to adapt to a changing landscape; They can no longer dismiss the strong fundraising as an anomaly when it has remained steady throughout the first three quarters of 2019. And while operatives insist the disparity is not insurmountable, Democrats have undoubtedly amassed a head start in a battle that will be waged in suburban districts that lie in the most expensive media markets in the country,” Politico reports, adding, “In several other swing seats, Democrats are gaining a financial edge that could become prohibitive. Privately, some GOP operatives concede it may not be worth the investment to go after certain freshmen with massive war chests who hold districts in pricey media markets where Trump is not popular.”

Not all Republicans are giving up, and some feel there could be a few pick-ups or seats held depending on the district.

ADVERTISEMENT

“If they have the wrong positions for their districts, money can’t save them,” claimed Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), who saw his party lose 40 seats while he headed the National Republican Congressional Committee.

According to Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), it may already be too late for the Republicans who have a lot going against them.

“A lot of them [Democratic nominees] are again building up such strong races that it’s possible they won’t get a competitive candidate,” he stated, before asserting, “We can take them off the playing field.”

ADVERTISEMENT

You can read more here.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘This is bad news for Trump’: Morning Joe drops bombshell on president over blowback from impeachment trial

Published

on

Referring to a new poll that shows Donald Trump is losing to virtually every Democrat who is running for their party's presidential nomination, the panel on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" suggested the president may survive impeachment but not the 2020 election.

"Why don't we see what the American people are thinking about these proceeding, because when you listen to Republicans, they will tell you that this has just been -- that Nancy Pelosi mishandled this, Adam Schiff mishandled it," host Scarborough began. "That the American people are angry and this is going to help Donald Trump and help the Republicans so much. Poll after poll after poll shows that to be a lie."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Tulsi Gabbard files $50 million lawsuit against Hillary Clinton — alleging ‘significant actual damages, personally and professionally’

Published

on

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has been highly critical of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — and vice-versa. And on Wednesday, Business Insider is reporting, Gabbard filed a $50 million lawsuit against Clinton.

In an interview for David Plouffe’s podcast “Campaign HQ” in October, Clinton asserted that “someone” in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is a “Russian asset” and a “favorite of the Russians.” And Gabbard, in her lawsuit, asserts that Clinton has defamed her and caused her “significant actual damages, personally and professionally.”

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

‘So we don’t have to fight Russia over here’: Adam Schiff delivers powerful statement to senators in Trump impeachment trial

Published

on

House Intelligence Chair and Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff delivered powerful remarks to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, summing up why what President Donald Trump did – extorting Ukraine – was so damaging to both Ukraine and the U.S.

Schiff reminded the Senators who will decide the fate of the nation’s chief executive that 15,000 Ukrainians have already died fighting Russia. That was after Vladimir Putin illegally annexed Crimea.

And he reminded the Senators that President Trump withheld nearly $400 million in congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine, despite the nation’s fight against Russia.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image