AP: Republicans Begin to ‘Concede Defeat’ In Battle For House Control

The Republican blame game has begun. According to AP’s Steve Peoples,  “Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority.”

“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.” read more

Kavanaugh is Creating a Midterm Disaster for Republicans

Jeff Flake SCOTUS nominee

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.” read more

Desperate GOP Is Abandoning Its Own Doomed Incumbents

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. read more

Nightmare for GOP: Many Trump Supporters Plan Not to Vote

This morning Bloomberg is reporting a nightmare scenario for the GOP’s prospects in the midterm elections. According to the business news service:

“A private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House. President Trump’s boasts that a “red wave” could increase Republican majorities appear to have lulled GOP voters into complacency, raising the question of whether they’ll turn up at the polls.” read more