Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says that she will have Democratic House seats locked up by this November and that Democrats will keep the House in 2020.
Barely three months into her second turn in charge, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already mapped out a plan to overwhelm Republicans in the 2020 elections.
“I’m going to have our races won by this November,” the California Democrat said.
By Thanksgiving, if all goes according to her plan, potential GOP challengers will “think twice” about running against Democrats. And then she will deliver a stern warning to Republicans who remain in swing seats.
“We fully intend to win this election, and some of you are vulnerable. It’s going to cost you millions of dollars, to win or lose. And if you win — say you win — you’re in the minority, probably want to teach at the university,” Pelosi said, drawing out every syllable like the daughter of a Baltimore mayor who watched her father stare down rivals. “So we get the A-team, and they get the retirements. That’s my plan.”
Many of the problems that Republicans had in 2018 are getting worse ahead of 2020
As Trump pushes the Republican Party more to the right, the GOP is increasingly becoming toxic in the swing state and suburban districts. Republicans are struggling to recruit good candidates, and Trump is monopolizing the fundraising for himself and not doing nearly enough work to build the war chest for Republican House candidates.
The presidential election and the Senate race will suck up most of the Republican money, and House candidates will be left to fend for themselves. Speaker Pelosi is laying the groundwork for Democrats to take full advantage of all of the Republican weaknesses.
Pelosi has a plan, and if all goes well, Democrats will keep the House in 2020.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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