A much deeper shade of red could be on the horizon for Senate Republicans as moderate GOP senators in five states are retiring and many of the candidates fighting for their replacement are not afraid to say "Make America Great Again" on a Trumpian to run for office. Platform.
Of the senators retiring in these five states, it's hard to imagine that someone replacing them would be more moderate – instead, the candidates are trying to bring a much more conservative approach to the Senate, one that targets the House of Representatives could spill over.
There are 20 seats in the GOP Senate in 2022, including many in states won by Joe Biden.
Voters deserve to know which Republican senators and candidates are voting for a president who instigated a terrorist attack on the Capitol to remain in office.
LET YOU VOTE ON THE IMPEACHMENT.
– Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) January 9, 2021
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Some important races
In North Carolina and Pennsylvania, retired Senators Richard Burr and Pat Toomey both voted to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, a vote that put them in hot water with their respective state parties.
Mark Walker, who is running in North Carolina, stated, “Wrong vote, Senator Burr. I'm running to replace Richard Burr because North Carolina needs a true Conservative champion to be the next Senator.
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Ted Budd – who was supported by Donald Trump – also criticized Burr's voice.
But it's not just the voters who want Trump back.
In Ohio, outgoing Senator Rob Portman was one of the architects of the multi-billion dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal. Out of ten Republicans running or considering running, six of those candidates do not support the infrastructure bill.
Populist and author J.D. Vance, who was running for Portman's seat, said, “The Republicans are leaning back to get this deal. Really, it's just a partisan ax job. "
I hope midterms 2022 make 2010 look like a breeze. It's not just about elections, it's about our country's survival.
– Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) August 26, 2021
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The changing face of the Republican Party
Whether you love or hate Donald Trump, one thing is for sure, he changed the face of the Republican Party and who it appeals to. It's a feeling echoed by North Carolina GOP Chairman Michael Whatley who says:
“Trump reshaped the Republican Party. We are now a workers' party. We're an America First Party. It's a different party than when Roy Blunt and Richard Burr (retired Missouri Sen.) were elected. And I don't think the party is going back. It is tough for China to protect the border, to fight for the second amendment, to fight for life. That was a hugely popular agenda among the grassroots. "
But the party's new face will not change without the old face fighting.
And because Republicans have no margin of error if they want to win the Senate back, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has already said he is more than willing to intervene in GOP primary where he sees "electoral issues."
That said, McConnell and the GOP establishment will do whatever it takes to keep outsiders … out.
There will be no other place where "election issues" are more on display than in Missouri.
Among the candidates vying for Senator Roy Blunt's seat is former Governor Eric Greitens.
Greitens was elected in 2016, but resigned in 2018 due to a sex scandal. His candidacy has made Missouri's GOP officials nervous. Greitens ran for governor as an "outsider" and said he has no intention of following in Roy Blunt's footsteps.
Pompeo Says Afghanistan Will "Be On People's Minds" In The 2022 Midterm Elections https://t.co/TvUAPMTLan
– Fox News (@FoxNews) August 31, 2021
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Afghanistan changes everything
In less than a year, Americans, courtesy of the Biden government, have endured higher gas prices, food prices, COVID, and a wide open southern border.
But apart from all the analysis and predictions of the experts, Afghanistan could be the only terrible game changer. The Biden government's incompetence and ineptitude has also fully shown with no signs of getting better anytime soon.
While the mid-term elections traditionally focus on domestic issues, and there are many of them, but there are exceptions. Vietnam 1968, Iran 1980 and Middle East Terrorism 2004.
Democrats can count on Americans to have short memories, but Republicans know that political advertising is for it. And in this case, even some Democrats want a full investigation into how this went so horribly wrong.
But former Pennsylvania state GOP chairman Rob Gleason says Donald Trump and his supporters won't be ruled out anytime soon.
“Primaries have a low turnout, but you can count on the Trump people because they are still coming to rallies, still hoisting Trump flags, and still waving Trump signs. In all of these states we are talking about, Trump supporters are still very active and not only now feel more energetic because of all the troubles with this presidency. You feel confirmed. "
This can be a good sign for all of these deep red candidates.
Biden could cost his party a lot of money in the 2022 midterm elections. via @TPInsidr https://t.co/eLvaACveJB
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