Republicans are fighting back against Democrat extremists and the 2020 census is in. The census is bad news for Democrats. But first: Republicans are wasting no time in defining Democrats before the 2020 midterms. Vulnerable Democrats like Ron Kind, who won by a razor thin margin against former Navy Seal Derrick Van Orden in 2020, will feel the lash of the GOP media whip in battleground states.
FNC: “Five House Democrats that Republicans consider ‘vulnerable’ in next year’s midterm elections are being targeted by the House GOP’s reelection arm over the push by some Democrats to defund the police.
‘Defund police? Abolish prisons? Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in Congress have lost their minds. And now they’re calling for more violence,’ says the narrator in a new digital spot by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) that was shared first with Fox News. The ads will run in the districts of Democratic Reps. Ron Kind of Wisconsin (WI-03), Jared Golden of Maine (ME-02), Chris Pappas of New Hampshire (NH-01), Cindy Axne of Iowa (IA-03) and Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania (PA-08), all of whom could face challenging reelections next year as the GOP aims to retake the majority in the House that they lost in the 2018 midterms. The spots highlight comments by Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, one of the original members of the so-called Squad of House Democrats.”
“We are going to ensure every voter knows Democrats want to defund the police. Whether it’s Rashida Tlaib demanding an end to policing and incarceration, or Maxine Waters encouraging rioters to engage in violence, Democrats can’t be trusted to stand with law enforcement and keep Americans safe,” said NRCC spox Michael McAdams.
In a related story, the 2020 census is bad news for Democrats when it comes to House seats. But watch them try and play the race card to demand the data be ignored and the results be changed to give them an advantage.
FNC: “Several states, according to estimated numbers from the political consulting firm Election Data Services, are on the bubble to potentially gain or lose members based on population shifts within the country. Among the biggest predicted winners are Florida and Texas, set to gain two and three seats respectively, while states including California and New York are expected to lose at least one seat each.” We gain in two. They lose in two.
Texas will gain two new seats in the House of Representatives, while New York, California and several Midwest states will lose seats under new Census numbers released Monday https://t.co/IGjQt1szvl
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“They’re probably going to try to fight it and push another gerrymandered unfair map,” Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan told press. “But we’re going to probably end up in court. And I believe that we will prevail and we’ll have a more competitive situation with fair districts that are compact and contiguous and that will make more sense.” As Hogan said, it will end up in court. The Republicans have an ultimate advantage. It should turn out well.