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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:37 AM

The outlook for House Republicans keeps getting worse

The GOP hasn't locked down even the lowest-hanging fruit on the House map, as Democrats could even expand their majority next month.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/13/house-republicans-2020-outlook-429130

Here’s how grim things look for House Republicans three weeks out from the election: They’re struggling to win back seats even in conservative bastions like Oklahoma and South Carolina, where Democrats staged shocking upsets in 2018.

About a half-dozen seats fall in that category — the lowest of low-hanging fruit for Republicans. But most private and public surveys from both parties show either dead heats or the Democratic incumbent with a modest lead, a startling position for a crop of candidates running in Trump country. The seats were won in 2018 by Reps. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.), Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.), Max Rose (D-N.Y.), Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), Ben McAdams (D-Utah) and Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.).

Their success stems from Democrats’ massive fundraising advantage as well as some Republican recruitment struggles. And in a few places, Trump has become so toxic that he’s dragging down GOP candidates where he was once overwhelmingly popular.

“They continue to run rubber stamps for the president,” Cunningham said in a recent interview outside the Capitol. “Even though the district is more conservative, it doesn’t want a rubber stamp for the president.”

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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:28 AM

1. Good!

I hope they suffer a soul crushing defeat (not that republicans have a soul) and are in the minority for the remainder of time.

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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 05:45 AM

2. That makes my day! Nt

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