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Countdown To Midterms — How Republicans Plan To Maintain Control Of The House In The Last 60 Days Of Campaigning

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by Vandana Rambaran

The head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, in charge of raising campaign funds for upcoming House races, says he feels the party’s prospects of maintaining its majority is “pretty good” come November.

With roughly 60 more days until the midterm elections, the NRCC is tapping Democratic platforms such as abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, impeaching President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama’s presence on the Democratic campaign trail as soon as this weekend to use against the Republican Party’s opponents and reinvigorate the GOP base.

“We’ve done what it takes to bring safety and security to America, as well as prosperity,” Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio said at a breakfast meeting Friday in Washington, D.C., hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. He noted the uptick in spending for border security and low unemployment numbers under the Trump administration.

“The energy on the Democratic Party is all about abolishing ICE,” Stivers continued. “The radical left agenda is helping us.”

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If Democrats gain the necessary 23 seats in November to steal the House from Republican control, a main point on their agenda could be impeaching Trump, whose approval ratings have also dropped to 41 percent, according to a RealClearPolitics poll conducted from Aug. 23 to Sept. 6.

“What makes me nervous is obviously the House. We don’t want to lose the House. We recognize that if we lose the House, there are Democrats who have talked impeachment,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Hill.TV Thursday. “We do think that losing the House puts that at risk, and puts that in play.”

But Stivers insists the thought of impeachment only helps to get “Republicans excited.”

“We just have to keep from losing 23,” he said.

Stivers also expects that Obama’s presence on the campaign trail, meant to inspire Democratic voters to the polls on election day, will also inadvertently work in Republicans’ favor.

“For three cycles President Obama fired up Republicans like nobody,” Stivers said, referring to the elections of 2010, 2012 and 2014, where Republicans seized on their dislike of the former president’s political agenda and rhetoric to sway voters. “I’m happy if he wants to do it again.”

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Democrats have an eight-point lead over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot, according to a poll by RealClearPolitics, but Stivers said the NRCC will only be spending campaign funds in districts slated to have the most competitive races, including Virginia, Minnesota and Texas.

“I don’t need to spend enough to have our guys win or you lose, they just have to win,” Stivers said. “When I’ve spent enough money for our guys to win, guess what we do, we stop spending.”

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2 comments

  1. There’s absolutely nothing that requires you to ‘like’ a candidate (unless you plan on playing footsie w/ them) At least they have the courage to run…Our margin is too slim to take chances in the Senate. WE MUST ELECT MORE REPUBLICANS!

  2. “The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.

    “The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.” – Marshall Kamena, Mayor, Livermore, CA.

    The above quote sums it up very succinct. The Republicans are PUSSIES. It’s time to fight nasty! Playing the political game is obsolete. I stand in a Republican booth with a Raffle AR-10 in front of me and leftists come out of the wood works to rail against what I believe. I stand up to them and they go away mad – frustrated – like I’m the bad guy. Then I turn around and face the ire of my fellow republicans in the booth with me telling me how WRONG I’ve been because I didn’t just smile and take the guff of a LIAR!!!

    It’s time to STOP turning the other cheek. That is a personal, individual, thing. God commanded His people – as a people – to destroy, to the last man, woman, child – UNBORN BABY – the enemies of their God! The Leftist democrats are freaked out over Judeo-Christian Western values and determined to destroy them. They are LIARS. The least we can do is ATTACK their Lies and agenda with vigor!!!!

    The New Republican is a well informed, mean S.O.B!! Anything less and I will spit you out of my mouth!

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