In 2014, the Republican party took control of the senate. They have used that majority to wield incredible power over Democrats. The GOP led Senate was able to push through a massive tax break for the rich. They were also able to prevent Donald Trump from being impeached in early 2020.
Poll after poll after poll has shown Donald Trump in poor position to remain president. While he’s down in nearly every swing states, polling is starting to show states Republicans expected to carry within the margin of error. This includes places like Texas, Georgia and Iowa.
Many Democrats seem to feel that they “lost” the 2018 midterm elections, but that is not true.
Yes, a large number of Democrats are very disappointed (especially in my home state of Florida). And many rising progressive stars lost: Beto. Stacey. Andrew.
The Democratic Party needed to pick up 23 seats to wrest control of the chamber from the Republican Party. The Democrats were seen picking up 28 seats although votes were still being counted on Wednesday to determine the outcomes of as many as 13 more races.
Well over 30 million Americans have already cast their ballots for Tuesday’s midterm elections. Many states set records for early voting even though there were days left to vote. And in some states more early votes have been cast than were cast in the entire 2014 midterm election. And all of this is good news for Democrats.
But the real reason they were there was basic: Donald Trump. They don't like the president, and they were not about to vote for anyone, like Brat, who supports him.
“More than the policy, it’s the animosity he is fostering within the country,” Sneed said of Trump.
The Democratic Campaign Congressional Committee has unveiled a series that are designed to appeal to people outside of traditional politics. The ads feature people telling their life stories and are designed to get minorities and millennials out to vote.
“The party’s candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP’s most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting resources away from vulnerable Republican House candidates deemed too far gone and toward those thought to have a better chance of political survival.”
“And as they initiate a painful and strategic triage, the early Republican-on-Republican blame game has begun as well.”
Larry Sabato is famous for his “crystal ball” predictions of American elections. In fact his website is known as “Sabato’s crystal ball.” He is a highly respected political science professor at the University of Virginia. He has historically been one of the most accurate predictors of election results. And he is predicting a Big Blue Wave on November 6th.
Maria Gallagher may be the symbol of this year’s midterm elections.
It was Gallagher who confronted Arizona Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator last week and said to him:
“Don’t look away from me. Look at me and tell me that it doesn’t matter what happened to me, that you will let people like that go into the highest court of the land and tell everyone what they can do to their bodies.”
ActBlue, an online clearinghouse for Democratic donors, reported that they raised $10 million from small donors on Friday, their highest daily total ever since the site was founded.
This is something you rarely see in congressional elections: a national party abandoning its own incumbents with just weeks to go before the election takes place.
But that is exactly what the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) is doing to Republican candidates — including incumbents — right now. They are pulling the plug on spending for these candidates who are so far behind in the polls that they have decided they have no chance to win.
Across almost all demographic groups, more Democrats say they are certain to vote compared to poll results in 2014, the last non-presidential election year.
The clues for Carol were in the catfish. Or rather, in the shortage of catfish at a Democratic fundraiser in Texas.
Carol Donovan is the Democratic chairperson for Dallas County, Texas, and she knew 2018 could be a good year for Democrats when they ran out of catfish at their annual fish fry fundraiser.