Republicans uncomfortably playing defense | TheHill

Republicans uncomfortably playing defense | TheHill

Being on defense may work for some football teams; it doesn't for political candidates — as the outlook for the November congressional elections attests. With support for Trump sinking and the pandemic and economy worsening, Republicans are fighting rear guard actions. Three months out, the prospects are for Democrats to take control of the Senate and to add a handful or more seats to their House majority. Looking at the two reliable and justifiably cautious election ratings, the Cook Political report and Inside Elections report, the momentum has moved to the Democrats. Usually the party in power, especially after a big win in the previous election, has more vulnerable seats. Looking at private Democratic polls — the more bullish side always is more forthcoming — the advantage deepens. There are a half dozen House Democratic incumbents facing tough contests. A few are newcomers who won in 2018 in heavily Republican districts like Kendra Horn Kendra Suzanne HornThe Hill's Campaign Report: Even the Post Office is political now | Primary action tonight | Super PACS at war House Democrats target Midwestern GOP seats Moderate House Democrats introduce bill aimed at stopping China from exploiting coronavirus pandemic MORE in Oklahoma City. In a couple others, there are strong Republican challengers like David Valadao David Goncalves ValadaoHouse Democrats target Midwestern GOP seats Democratic Rep. Cox advances in California primary The 14 other key races to watch on Super Tuesday MORE trying to reclaim a seat in California's San Joaquin Valley. He lost a close race last time and has broken ...
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