(TheRedAlertNews.com) – This year’s midterm elections will likely see Republicans regain majorities in Congress and state legislatures, thanks to Democrats facing a particularly nasty election cycle.
About the GOP retaking majorities, Chairperson of the House Republican Conference, Rep. Elise Stefanik, said in a statement: “As the historic 2022 Red Wave builds and more Democrats run for the hills, I will continue to support strong, American First candidates as we work to Fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all and SAVE AMERICA!”
The statement, released when she announced her $10 million fundraising haul earlier this year, reveals the conviction Republicans have that they will emerge with majorities during this year’s midterms.
The term “red wave” has also become a favorite among Republican leaders, signaling they will be riding the tide to emerge as victors.
In an op-ed, Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee Chairwoman, predicted, “With Biden underwater, a red wave is coming,” adding that as the GOP “look ahead to the midterm elections, Democrats have every reason to worry.”
Their remarks as leading spokeswomen for the party are to be expected. However, it seems nonpartisan forecasters at the National Journal have also predicted a “red wave.”
According to forecasters, the “red wave” would wash away favorable maps for Senate Democrats and be accompanied by GOP primaries producing powerful contenders that could drown any hope of Democrats maintaining their narrow majority.
Data is also on the GOP’s side.
According to the Brookings Institute, between 1862 and 2014, the party holding the White House has only maintained their House majorities four times.
The Senate majority has fared better but still wound up losing seats two dozen times over the same period.
Since 1938, the President’s party has only held onto House majorities twice. The first was in 1998 when Republicans attempted an unpopular impeachment against Democratic President Bill Clinton. Then again, in 2002, the nation was rallied by Republican President George W. Bush following the 9/11 attacks.