But there were also a significant number of retirements in 2002, when the GOP picked up seats under President George W. Bush. In that election, with the trauma surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks still fresh, Republicans broke the longtime pattern of midterm losses for the party in the White House. … [Read more...] about Does a rash of GOP retirements portend a Democratic wave in November?
“My heartfelt gratitude to all of you who worked tirelessly with me in the effort to field the best possible candidate for the U.S. Senate race against Tim Kaine,” Mizusawa said in a statement. “The call to duty I feel for the great people of Virginia and America remains strong and resolute. Despite our shortfall, this has been a positive campaign and a tremendous experience. My message and background resonated with the voters.” … [Read more...] about Retired Gen. Bert Mizusawa fails to qualify for Virginia GOP’s U.S. Senate primary
Colorado candidates hedge on support for Trump Stapleton, a two-term treasurer and relative of George W. Bush, touts his early endorsement of Trump’s tax law on the campaign trail, saying in an interview that he hoped the alignment would help him win support ahead of the June primary. … [Read more...] about 4 in 5 staunch Colorado Republicans back Donald Trump. So why won’t GOP candidates for governor embrace him?
“It was fairly close,” the president remarked, seeming to enjoy the political spectacle. Snubbed was a third GOP candidate, former coal executive Don Blankenship, who served a one-year prison sentence for conspiring to violate mine safety and health standards after an accident killed 29 miners. Republicans fear a Blankenship primary win could cost them a shot at the seat. … [Read more...] about GOP increasingly fears loss of House, focuses on saving Senate majority
The Hill noted Republicans have been seeking to make the economy the central issue in the November midterms. However, now they are concerned the gains from lower taxes could be offset by higher consumer prices from tariffs. … [Read more...] about GOP Worried Trade War With China Could Impact Midterms