Republicans are looking to make several Red States even redder in 2022.
Three Democrat-held strongholds in Texas are in danger of turning to Republicans.
Two of the seats are held by U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen. The third one was vacated by Filemon Vela of Brownsville.
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Fending off the Republican advance in South Texas this fall was already going to be a taller-than-usual order for Democrats. But few Democrats anticipated it would be this hard.
Thanks to a succession of self-inflicted choices, fallout from redistricting and some flat bizarre circumstances, Democrats are confronting a mind-numbing set of complications in their fight to hold on to three seats in South Texas. And national polling indicates Democrats have no room for error if they want to hold off a Republican challenge in a region that was once a historical Democratic stronghold.
“For Democrats, there may simply be too many fires to put out at once,” national political analyst David Wasserman, of the Cook Political Report, said to The Texas Tribune.
Texas is not the only place Democrats will have a problem with in 2022.
Recent polling shows Republicans leading the generic congressional ballot by 8 points. This means the red wave will be felt by Democrats all across the country — unless they steal it.
The 2020 midterm elections are now 207 days away, and Republicans have an 8-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 39% would vote for the Democrat. Just five percent (5%) would vote for some other candidate, but another nine percent (9%) are not sure.
How bad will the midterms be for Democrats?