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

60 GOP House Seats Are In Districts That Went for Clinton or Obama

Daily Kos Elections (DKE) has come out with some new statistics that should have Republicans shaking in their boots.  In fact, it is this kind of information that probably led Paul Ryan to announce his retirement from Congress and as Speaker of the House.  At the very least this will buoy Democratic Party optimism that they have a very good chance of retaking control of the House of Representatives this year. read more

Republican Rebellion on Immigration Threatens GOP

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are far from unified on many important policy issues.  First and foremost among these issues is immigration, especially when it comes to creating a workable U.S. policy on a path to citizenship and the treatment of “Dreamers” under the DACA program. And according to the Associated Press, immigration issues are threatening to tear apart the Republican Party. read more