House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing major electoral headwinds heading into November’s midterm elections.
Fifty-five members of Congress are not running for re-election this year, which boils down to 6 U.S. Senators and 49 House Members.
Of those 49 House lawmakers who will not seek for re-election, 32 of them are Democrats.
“The 55 retiring members include 32 Democrats and 23 Republicans, accounting for 11.9% of the Democratic caucus and 8.8% of the Republican caucus. The 11.9% retirement rate among Democrats is the largest since 2014 when 8.5% of Democrats did not run for re-election,” Ballotpedia stated.
“The 8.8% retirement rate among Republicans is the second-lowest since 2014. The only year with a lower retirement rate was 2016 when 8.6% of Republicans retired. Democrats had their lowest retirement rates out of the past five cycles in 2018 and 2020, when 7.4% and 3.4%, respectively, of the caucus did not seek re-election.
Republicans had their highest retirement rates out of the past five cycles in those years, with 12.6% of the caucus retiring in 2018 and 11.5% in 2020,” the outlet stated.
Pelosi has a narrow majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and if Republicans take back the lower chamber, it’s already being claimed that she will quit.
Even the mainstream media is starting to admit that Democrats will more than likely lose control of the House — and probably the Senate — in the November elections.
CNN issued a piece last week titled, “Could House Democrats lose 70 seats this fall?” which highlighted how Republicans are prepared to enjoy a Red Tsunami in November.
Newsweek just released a story titled, “Will Democrats Lose in the Midterms? Probably.”
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The Washington Post also ran an op-ed claiming that “losing the midterms isn’t the worst thing for Democrats.”
It’s not just the media who can see the writing on the wall.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Sean Patrick, who serves as a congressman from New York, said Democrats would lose their House majority if the midterms were held today. CONTINUE READING…