Wednesday, December 29, 2021

With 2022 Midterms Less Than a Year Away, Democrats Are Finding Themselves in an Increasingly Bad Position; Ten House Seats Positioned to Flip in 2022

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With 2022 Midterms Less Than a Year Away, Democrats Are Finding Themselves in an Increasingly Bad Position:
Ahead of what is expected to be a bruising midterm election for the Democratic Party, nearly two dozen House Democrats have announced they will not be seeking re-election in 2022.
A variety of factors are contributing to the 23 — so far — Democrats retiring or moving on before the next election, including historical precedent, redistricting and President Joe Biden’s unpopularity based on his stalled legislative agenda and the fact he’s underwater poll-wise across a variety of issues.
Any way you slice it, next year looks bad for Democrats.
“If you’re a [retiring] Democrat, one of the elements you’re thinking about, is that it may be a bad year,” former Tennessee House Democrat Bart Gordon, who retired in 2010, told CBS News. “But you don’t go through hard elections and all the fundraising and the time away from your family and just throw up your hands and say, ‘It’s going to be a bad election.’ It’s a combination of a variety of things.”
Nevertheless, several prominent Democrats are calling it quits ahead of what is expected to be a shellacking for their party in the 2022 midterms --->READ MORE HERE
Ten House seats positioned to flip in 2022:
The Republicans are poised to recapture the House majority after just four years in the minority, with opportunities to flip Democrat-represented districts expanding in 2022 seemingly by the day as the midterm election year commences.
House Republicans need to net five seats in the 435-member chamber to take control when lawmakers are sworn into office in January 2023 for the 118th Congress. But as 2021 comes to a close, poll after poll suggests a red wave is building: President Joe Biden’s average job approval rating sits at 44%, and Republicans lead the generic ballot by nearly 3 percentage points.
Combined with the big GOP off-year victories this past fall in Virginia and elsewhere across the country, dozens and dozens of incumbent Democrats are now on notice that their congressional careers could be cut short in a rebuke of the Biden administration. Such an outcome would be similar to the backlash to former President Donald Trump that cost Republicans 40 House seats and the majority back in 2018.
Following is a list of seven House districts currently held by the Democrats, and three now in Republican hands, considered among the most likely to fall to the other political party in November 2022. Some of the seats on this list could undergo further alterations to existing boundaries due to the decennial redistricting process. --->READ MORE HERE
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