The Democrats are seeing that their magic number to controlling the House in the 2018 mid-term elections is shrinking. There are a number of factors at play here as it outlined in this article. Not the least of the issues is that the mid-term elections are always rough on the party of the President. Retirements of some GOP Representatives are also causing that number to shrink for the Democrats. It’s not all gloom and doom, so read on, please.
As Written and Reported by Scott Wong and Mike Lillis for The Hill:
The magic number of seats Democrats need to hit to win back the House majority is 23. But in reality, it’s almost certainly a much smaller number.
Several GOP-held seats are seemingly already in the bag, meaning Democrats likely need to take a smaller number of competitive seats — perhaps as few as 15 — to return to the majority for the first time since 2010.
It’s all making Republicans nervous — even before Tuesday’s special election in Ohio, where a Republican candidate appears to have just scraped by in a district that has been in GOP hands since 1983 and that President Trump won two years ago by 11 points.
“I don’t think there is necessarily a blue wave, but what concerns me is suburban districts in New Jersey, Philadelphia, New York, Illinois and California — those are not good for us,” said one House Republican from a blue state.
“Educated women, young people independents — they are energized. I clearly think [Democrats] have enough to win over 24 seats.”
Democrats, for their part, are taking nothing for granted, saying it’s well too soon to divert resources from any districts.
“The biggest strategic challenge [Democrats] have will come in September and October when they’ve got to make a decision whether ……
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