The departure of 60 lawmakers is the most since 1994, which was a tsunami of a midterm election. The GOP gained 60 congressional seats at that midpoint of the Clinton administration, including 54 in the House, thus ending Democrats’ decades-long hold on the chamber. … [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
Just about all the Republican gubernatorial candidates are quick to praise elements of the White House agenda — such as Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s appointment and the tax bill. But they also offer qualifications often critical of the president’s Twitter habit and divisive nature, even as they are careful not to be too negative. … [Read more...] about 4 in 5 staunch Colorado Republicans back Donald Trump. So why won’t GOP candidates for governor embrace him?
A Republican close to the Senate leader said McConnell was laying the foundation for an argument that could appeal to right-leaning voters: A GOP Senate will confirm conservative judges. The Republican, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid, predicted that more reminders about the Senate confirming Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court last year will show up in the campaign. … [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