We are just 600 short days away from the 2022 midterm elections, which means it is the perfect time to handicap the Republicans’ chances to win back the House, Senate and prepare a serious challenge to President Biden Joe Biden Biden hampered by lack of confirmations Louisiana special election to replace Richmond heads to runoff Larry Summers blasts .9 T stimulus as 'least responsible' economic policy in 40 years MORE ’s reelection. Six “R’s” will determine how successful the R’s will be in two years: retirements, redistricting, reforms, raised funds, recruitment, and finally, the Federal Reserve. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell GOP hammers Democrats over Iowa Democrat's election challenge Future of the GOP? The art, promise — and lesson — of politics The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Facebook — Biden delivers 100 million shots in 58 days, doses to neighbors MORE (R-Ky.) has a real … [Read more...] about Republicans set to rebound big in 2022 midterms, unless…
With Republicans engaging in massive voter suppression actions across the nation, the leading progressives in America have the clout and commitment to make a decisive contribution to the progressive and Democratic cause in the 2022 midterm elections. Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders The Hill's Morning Report - Biden shifts on filibuster Sanders creates new headache for Biden on taxes Liberals think Biden just made getting rid of the filibuster easier MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren The Hill's Morning Report - Biden shifts on filibuster Sanders creates new headache for Biden on taxes Liberals think Biden just made getting rid of the filibuster easier MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The moving targets of the climate change movement Where to, Puerto Rico? Ocasio-Cortez endorses Turner in Ohio special election MORE (D-N.Y.) have the brainpower, the people … [Read more...] about Sanders, Warren and AOC can lift Dems in 2022 midterms
Pelosi plans to give up her gavel at the end of her current term. But she doesn’t want to hand it to Kevin McCarthy. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Election-weary readers may think it’s too early to pay any attention to the 2022 midterms — but like it or not, they are relevant right now. Joe Biden and his congressional allies are only guaranteed a governing trifecta through the end of next year (and that’s if a Democratic resignation or death doesn’t disrupt the Senate control they hold via Kamala Harris’s tiebreaking vote). If they adjudge themselves likely to lose that trifecta in the midterms, they may take greater risks in getting as much of their agenda enacted now, as opposed to later (including such gambits as Chuck Schumer’s trial balloon on obtaining Senate parliamentarian approval of multiple reconciliation bills for each budget resolution). Thanks to the staggered nature of Senate elections, 2022 actually doesn’t look bad for Democrats in the upper chamber. … [Read more...] about Watch Democratic Retirements for Clues About House Midterms
Chuck Schumer’s razor-thin margin of control in the Senate isn’t as shaky as you might think. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Bloomberg via Getty Images The announcement of Joe Biden’s first group of federal judicial nominees helps dramatize the value to Democrats of holding the White House and the Senate at the same time, aside from the value of a governing trifecta in terms of enacting the party’s legislative priorities. So even if Democrats lose control of the House in the 2022 midterms, as history (buttressed by redistricting) suggests they might, it’s important to Biden’s legacy to hang onto the Senate at least through his current term in the White House. And if you take a look at the midterm Senate landscape, it’s not that much of a reach. But first let’s look at history. The very high number of midterms in which the president’s party loses House seats (17 out of the 19 since World War II) isn’t quite matched in Senate races (11 out of 19 over the same period). The most obvious … [Read more...] about Democrats Have a Good Chance of Holding the Senate in 2022
Partisan battle lines are being drawn around coronavirus vaccine passports in what could become one of the defining issues of the 2022 midterm elections. A growing number of the Republican Party’s most conservative members have seized on the passport proposals and expected guidance from the White House, blasting them as an example of government overreach that would isolate Americans who choose not to get vaccinated and violate the privacy of those who do. But that strategy carries some risks for the GOP, potentially giving Democrats a platform to tout their response to the coronavirus outbreak while simultaneously forcing Republicans to navigate the politics of the pandemic well into 2022. ADVERTISEMENT “It’s red meat for the base, sure, but this doesn’t help us win back the middle,” one veteran GOP campaign aide said. “It’s just more of the culture wars ... and it also means talking about COVID instead of the damage being done by Democrats.” The vaccine passports have … [Read more...] about Will vaccine passports be biggest campaign issue of 2022?