In July, a CBS news election tracker predicted Republicans would win 230 seats in the House of
Representatives in the midterm elections. But Democrats are hoping that
the “Donald Trump Factor” will work in their favor.
by Mary Foran
What with inflation, high gas prices, the border crisis, high crime levels, an anti-abortion sentiment and the general dissatisfaction with US President Joe Biden’s performance as chief executive, the Republicans are poised to win back seats to gain a majority in the House of Representatives in the November mid-term elections.
In July, a CBS news election tracker predicted Republicans would win 230 seats; some Republicans through the year have suggested that their party could end up with 240 seats or more.
“That momentum is real,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison. Redistricting has likely put some seats out of the reach of Democrats.
Democrats are hoping that the “Donald Trump Factor” will work in their favor. The former President has dominated headlines again this month, following the FBI’s search of his Mar-a-Lago home, which was part of an investigation into the alleged mishandling of White House documents.
The Republicans are sure to make gains considering the California governor’s, Democrat Gavin Newsome, declaration that there would be a ban on fossil-fueled cars by 2035, a declaration being copied by other states. Most Republicans don’t consider the ban fair or practical.
Biden’s open border policy is another sticking point in mid-terms, with Republicans calling for more restrictions and law and order, especially with regards to drugs and human trafficking. The Chinese ship deadly Fentynil to Mexican drug cartels who then ship it over the southern American border.
The conservative trend is a response to the failure of the left to convince the American people that their tax-and-spend policies are for the good of the country. Biden slammed “Make America Great Again” citizens in his recent speech to the nation, saying they were a threat to democracy.
Political divisiveness is heating up as the mid-terms draw near.
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