Amy Walter: “Earlier this cycle, we posited that there were a few things that could help boost Democrats’ prospects.”
- An improving political/economic climate
- Unexpected gains from redistricting
- A big event that would shift the focus of the election onto topics more favorable to Democrats.
- Contentions Republican primaries that produced flawed and bruised nominees
“Already we know that option two is a no-go. Earlier this spring, it looked as if Democrats might come out of the decennial process with a gain of up to 4 seats. That rosy scenario has since been dashed by the courts in states like New York and Kansas. Instead, as my colleague David Wasserman has expertly documented, Republicans are poised to pick up two seats from redistricting.”
“So, what about the other three possibilities? As of now, they aren’t looking all that promising either.”Save to Favorites