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Worst-case scenario for House GOP is 70-seat wipeout
The Hill ^ | August 17, 2018 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 08/17/2018 9:43:42 AM PDT by EveningStar

Democratic enthusiasm and a GOP malaise surrounding President Trump have set the stage for a potentially devastating midterm election for the House Republican majority.

In a series of special elections mostly in reliably GOP districts, Democratic candidates have routinely outperformed Hillary Clinton’s share of the vote from 2016.

At the same time, Republican candidates have underperformed President Trump's vote share in all but two special elections.

If that pattern holds in November, the worst-case scenario for the GOP is a truly historic wipeout of as many as 72 House seats, according to The Hill’s analysis of special election results and congressional and presidential returns from 2016...


(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2018midterms; 2020election; bluewave; election2018; election2020; fakemedia; fakenews; mediawingofthednc; nevertrumper; partisanmediashills; polls; presstitutes; reidwilson; smearmachine; tds; thehill
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1 posted on 08/17/2018 9:43:42 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Well, Reid, can you spell delusional?


2 posted on 08/17/2018 9:45:16 AM PDT by rktman (Enlis ted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: EveningStar

Trying to write history before it happens. SOP.


3 posted on 08/17/2018 9:45:19 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: rktman

I think his time would be better spent in his back yard at night with his telescope looking for that really big asteroid that will wipe us all out.


4 posted on 08/17/2018 9:46:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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5 posted on 08/17/2018 9:47:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: EveningStar

Living in the past. 2006 wants its election back.


6 posted on 08/17/2018 9:48:38 AM PDT by jimfree (My18 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: EveningStar

I’m guessing that Russia will once again engineer a miraculous win for Trump’s side, causing the Left much consternation.


7 posted on 08/17/2018 9:48:45 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: EveningStar

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome...


8 posted on 08/17/2018 9:49:50 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (This just proves my latest theory ... LIBERALS RUIN EVERYTHING!)
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To: EveningStar

Yeah, that ain’t gonna happen.


9 posted on 08/17/2018 9:50:11 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: EveningStar

I’m not following individual races or doing any serious analysis, but I find it pretty difficult to believe there will be a 70 seat loss.

That said, if that does happen, the people of this country fully deserve the sh1tshow that will follow. Libs for voting for it, and Republicans for allowing it by not voting.


10 posted on 08/17/2018 9:50:23 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60's....You weren't really there)
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To: EveningStar

I hope the RNC is awake to this possibility and mobilizing the ground game. Like real estate and location, the key for the midterms is turn out, turn out, turn out. Come on patriots don’t fail us now. I live in commie Kalifornia and I’ll be voting the party ticket.


11 posted on 08/17/2018 9:50:41 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: EveningStar

Romney’s wet dream.


12 posted on 08/17/2018 9:51:50 AM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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To: rktman

Projecting a “wipeout” of the Republicans is a pretty shake prediction to be making in August, some two and a half months before the competition really heats up.

Things really do mot look that good for the Democrats, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the contrary.

The newly-employed and off-welfare people are looking at the world a little differently, and socialism no longer hold that great of an appeal.

Neither does impeaching Donald Trump, or paying more taxes.


13 posted on 08/17/2018 9:53:29 AM PDT by alloysteel ("No" is a complete sentence. On so many levels.)
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To: EveningStar

Response: 50 campaign visits by the election, with tens of thousands in the house or standing nearby, with millions watching at home, and tens of millions viewing photos and clips on-line.

Independents, are the ones that matter and they won’t be bored.


14 posted on 08/17/2018 9:55:16 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: EveningStar

This rectum needs to pass a drug test before he gets ready to spew out another Fake News oped!


15 posted on 08/17/2018 9:56:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Mexico's elite/white conquistadors have manipulated & interfered in our elections, since Ike!)
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Reminds me-——Nate Silver’s midterm prediction is pretty close to his 71.4% odds on Hillary winning (posted the same day she lost bigly).

At least he’s consistent.......smirk.


16 posted on 08/17/2018 9:56:35 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: EveningStar

Let’s see:
“Malaise “

“Democratic candidates have routinely outperformed Hillary Clinton’s share of the vote from 2016.”

And still lost

I’d ask for a hit off his pipe but, whatever’s in it makes you stupid.

Pass...


17 posted on 08/17/2018 9:57:23 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZGw2M)
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To: EveningStar

I built a lot of model airplanes in my youth but none of them actually flew.


18 posted on 08/17/2018 9:57:51 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: Democrats hate too much

Why would Romney want this?


19 posted on 08/17/2018 9:58:15 AM PDT by EveningStar (I am a Non-Cultist Trump Supporter.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Great post.

This is like a magazine cartoon of 2 studious men amidst dozens of book shelves. One says:

Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who *do* study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.


20 posted on 08/17/2018 9:58:24 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End noncitizen & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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