To seize control from the socialist Democrats, Republicans need only a net gain of four seats in the House.
However, an increasing number of House Republicans are beginning to question their chances of winning a large majority in the next midterm elections, raising concern among some of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s friends.
GOP lawmakers continue to believe that they will be able to win the House this fall because to favorable historical trends, but fresh fears have emerged inside the party that Democrats may be able to thwart their gains.
McCarthy must have a majority of GOP members in order to win the speakership and control the Republican Conference.
However, there are issues on the Democratic side.
Charlie Crist, a Democratic congressman from Florida, stated he will quit before of the November election against Republican governor Ron DeSantis.
As a result, Democrats will retain fewer House seats before the November elections, which may hinder their legislative ambitions.
“Today, I’m announcing my resignation from Congress. Casework operations will continue under the Office of Florida’s 13th Congressional District until newly elected members take office in 2023. It’s been a privilege to serve Pinellas in Washington. Read my full statement below,” Crist shared in a tweet that included a screenshot of his complete statement.
Today, I’m announcing my resignation from Congress. Casework operations will continue under the Office of Florida's 13th Congressional District until newly elected members take office in 2023.
It’s been a privilege to serve Pinellas in Washington. Read my full statement below. pic.twitter.com/z3j5oRLAvT
— Congressman Charlie Crist (@RepCharlieCrist) August 31, 2022
“I hereby resign my office as the Representative for Florida’s 13th Congressional District effective today,” he informed Nancy Pelosi in a letter.
According to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, it seems probable that Republicans will win back Crist’s seat in the House.
Eric Lynn, a Democrat, will battle Donald Trump-backed Air Force veteran Anna Paulina Luna for Florida’s 13th Congressional District.
DeSantis is certain to defeat Crist in the general election in November, and the GOP is also likely to win his House seat.
After last week’s Florida primary, a new poll has DeSantis five points ahead of Crist.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Impact Research released new polling that shows Gov. Ron DeSantis remains a favorite for re-election. He leads Democratic nominee Charlie Crist by 5 percentage points. But that 51% to 46% advantage is within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error, which applies to each candidate’s share of the vote,” the Florida Politics website reported.
“The survey finds DeSantis’ divisive reputation still could expose him to trouble in the General Election. That’s because independent voters strongly dislike the incumbent Republican. Voters without party affiliation break for Crist 52% compared to DeSantis’ 39%,” the report explained. CONTINUE READING…