According to the National RCC (Republican Congressional Congress), it outraised the Democrats by $4 million in May and has a $6.1 million advantage. The NRCC said it has $42.1 million while the Democrats have only $36 million.
Tom Emmer, the NRCC Chairman, said, “Americans are getting ready to do whatever is needed to stop Pelosi and Democrats’ socialist goals. May’s record-smashing fundraising is just the latest sign that House Republicans are going to retake the majority.”
“Currently, Democrats have only a 219-211 lead, an amount that would be 222-213 if the five vacant seats stayed with the same party after they are filled in special elections this year., U.S. News and World Report said. “An analysis by the University of Virginia Center for Politics said the 19 Democrat-held House seats are toss-ups for the midterms, compared to only two GOP seats being toss-ups.” The party of the president usually does lose seats in midterms, the report says.
“The Brennan Center has discovered that Republicans will have total control of creating new boundaries for 181 districts, compared to Democrats’ 74, though the final amounts could change once the census is done., radio personality Hugh Hewitt said.
The GOP almost took back the House in the 2020 elections, despite losing the White House, with the Leadership Fund using $140 million in the nationwide push. That group is now set to lead the renewed push for 2022, Axios reported.
Politico said in February that the NRCC was going for 47 Democrats in the house, including “Democrats from once-Republican areas where the Republicans have suffered, like Congress-members Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.) and Andy Kim (D-N.J.). Lawmakers in more Republican-friendly regions, like Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.) along with members in high Latino areas along the southern border where Trump saw a huge surge, like Reps. Henry Cuellar, Filemón Vela, and Vicente Gonzalez.”
Author: Scott Dowdy