The House Democrats are re-electing their entire leadership, even though this year is by far their most embarrassing showing in House races since 2010.
Few races are still uncalled, with the Republicans leading in 4 of 5 contests. Still, the Democrats have lost nine seats. But according to Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, what makes those losses more painful is that the Democrats still haven’t won a single one of the 27 House races.
The Iowa race for District 2 is where Republican Marianette Meeks-Miller goes up against Democrat Rita Hart. So far, nearly 400,000 votes have been cast, and Miller-Meeks currently leads by 47 votes in the Democrat district.
The Republicans could potentially win 12 seats this year, despite the Republican incumbent president losing, and isn’t that weird?
The Democrats thought they could win by focusing their campaign on healthcare and “fixing” Obamacare, but it turns out that many Americans do not trust them enough to hand over their healthcare to the government with Medicare for All. There’s a chance that it will end with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but instead, she says that the Republicans may have “won the battle, but we won the war.”
The way things are going, the Republicans will be much more powerful in January. House Democrats have nothing to celebrate over.