"In special Texas House election, Democrats bit off more than they could chew
Texas Democrats raised the stakes in their effort to flip a Republican House seat to their side in Fort Bend County. It was a long-shot, promoted as a promising opportunity. And they lost, big."
Final results for Texas special:
Republican Gary Gates 58%
Democrat Eliz Markowitz 42%
Democrats are obsessed with the idea of turning Texas blue.
This destroys those hopes.
Numbers for previous recent elections for this district:
Trump, 2016 +10
Cruz, 2018 +3
And this was an off year special without Trump on the ballot.
More on the Texas special
This was yet another stunning failure for Beto O'Rourke, who followed his senate failure with a ludicrous failed presidential campaign.
This was his chance to become an activist for the Left and turn Texas blue.
He was the face of the campaign.
Now he has three failed political 'careers' in 15 months.
Perhaps a record
On topic for Texas - off-topic as it has to do with state polls, but the Texas special reflects this:
Texas match-ups for the White House.
Trump 54% (+14)
Trump 55% (+15)
Trump 56% (+18)
Trump 56% (+20)
This poll may exaggerate, but even half of those leads would mean a landslide against every Democrat
Another GOP victory last night in a Georgia special election:
GOP won Georgia HD 171
GOP (two candidates) 66.7%
Safe GOP seat - but a solid gain for the GOP over the last election - 59.2 in 2012
Winner is Joe Campbell
The sheer lunacy of the Left: this puff piece was written to promote O'Rourke's new 'venture'.
Before the Texas special GOP landslide, of course.
"He May Not Be a Candidate, but Beto O’Rourke is Rebuilding His Texas Organizing Machine for 2020
O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate campaign was fueled by an organizing network of 20,000 volunteers. Can he harness that energy again without being on the ticket?"
The media worship of O'Rourke never stops.
They are determined to make him succeed.
But it's like training a dog to dance a waltz on two legs. He just keeps falling down.
More of the ongoing thread covering 2020 House of Representatives and State Rep Election thread:
Excellent news for the GOP as ratings for 10 House of Representatives seats have changed inf favor of the Republicans on the leftist centerforpolitics site:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R, FL-25)
Likely Republican to Safe Republican
Brian Mast (R, FL-18) Likely to Safe Republican
Mike Bost (R, IL-12) Likely to Safe Republican
Tim Walberg (R, MI-7) Likely to Safe Republican
More ratings changes that benefit the GOP:
Pete Stauber (R, MN-8) Likely to Safe Republican
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D, TX-7) from Likely Lean Democratic, thanks to a strong candidate in Wesley Hunt (R) and the GOP victories in Texas recently.
WI-7 Special (Duffy, R) Likely to Safe Republican
Brian Fitzpatrick (R, PA-1) Tossup to Leans Republican
Dave Joyce (R, OH-14) Likely to safe Republican
Mike Kelly (R, PA-16) Likely to Safe Republican
This is all from left-wing Larry Sabato, who became known for his prediction of a Hillary landslide in 2016.
Almost all of his projections reflect a strong leftist bias and he underplays GOP strengths.
So it is always possible that the GOP's prospects are even better than he is saying here.
Prospects continue to improve for the GOP to flip the House.
Sean Parnell is running to defeat leftist Conor Lamb in PA
The Democrat candidates are running from the nominees and not only Sanders.
All the Dems oppose fracking, and that alone will destroy them in PA.
Parnell is on twitter with that message constantly.
Ongoing thread covering 2020 House of Representatives and State Rep Election thread:
Conor Lamb, PA 17, supports Biden - who opposes fracking and is determined to destroy America's booming energy industry.
Parnell counters Lamb. These aggressive Republicans are a complete contrast with the passive, mild, often self-defeating Republicans of the past.
House seat MN 07 is a potential pickup for the GOP.
Trump won the district 62-31.
Now Dem incumbent Colin Peterson is considering retirement.
He will likely make his decision after Super Tuesday.
It will be interesting to see whether Sanders' continued momentum will effect the decisions of other Dems to remain in congress.
MN 07 was already a strong potential pickup for the GOP even with Peterson running.
Michelle Fischbach, a former GOP state senator, is already a solid challenger and is doing well in fund-raising.
If Peterson doesn't run, it is highly likely to flip.
Here are the comments from Donna Shalala, Clinton shill turned Florida member of congress for FL 27:
"I'm hoping that in the future, Senator Sanders will take time to speak to some of my constituents before he decides to sing the praises of a murderous tyrant like Fidel Castro. "
Another FL seat that is in play is FL26.
Debbie Murcasel-Powell denounced Sanders' statements about Castro:
"As the first South American immigrant member of Congress who proudly represents thousands of Cuban Americans, I find Senator Bernie Sanders’ comments on Castro’s Cuba absolutely unacceptable."
Sanders is going to destroy the Democrats in FL. And it is still February.
More from Murcasel-Powell:
"The Castro regime murdered and jailed dissidents, and caused unspeakable harm to too many South Florida families.
To this day, it remains an authoritarian regime that oppresses its people, subverts the free press, and stifles a free society."
All of the House Democrats in congress who are running in swing and red districts have to face the same insoluble dilemma in November.
They have to run against:
1)Donald Trump, the incumbent president during
2) An economic boom
3) Their own record of voting for the impeachment hoax, and, if he is the nominee,
4) Bernie Sanders, a lunatic socialist/Marxist Communist
Ongoing thread covering 2020 Congress House of Representatives and State Rep Election thread:
Another seat that is definitely in play is TX#7.
The GOP has a strong contender for the seat. Wesley Hunt has been running for several months and already has the endorsement of the President.
The seat is currently held by Democrat Lizzie Fletcher.
Fletcher's TX #7 seat is 'endangered' according to the Houston Chronicle, as indeed, all red and swing state district Dems are 'endangered'.
She voted for impeachment.
"Within minutes of her casting it, the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is targeting her seat in 2020, issued a statement saying, “Lizzie Fletcher’s vote to impeach President Trump destroys any chance she has for re-election and shows Texas voters she’s exactly like the rest of the socialist Democrats.”
TX#7 Challenger Wesley Hunt is running on the narrative of hope and optimism that actually uses the past and transforms it.
"When my great-great-grandfather came to America, he worked the land bound by chains. My family went from slavery to West Point in just 5 generations and 2 weeks ago, this great-great-grandson of a slave was endorsed by the President of the United States of America."
More from Wesley Hunt:
"My family's story is the story of America. It's the story of overcoming adversity, persevering and prospering. It's the story of working hard to provide a better life for your children.
"That's the American Dream. I'm running for Congress to fight to keep that dream alive for my daughter and all of our children."
South Carolina SC#1 is another seat that the GOP has an excellent chance of flipping in November.
Dem. Joe Cunningham won the seat in 2018, flipping it for the Dems.
He won by a small margin. This was true of almost all Democrats who flipped seats in 2018.
This makes them uniquely vulnerable in this year's election.
Joe Cunningham (D) 50.6
Katie Arrington (R) 49.2
Cunningham was an outspoken advocate for impeachment.
However, he is now one of the supposedly 'moderate' Democrats who is openly denouncing Sanders.
"SC’s Joe Cunningham slams Bernie Sanders’ ‘socialism’ ahead of 2020 Democratic primary"
Please let it be so. Another place I have my eye on for relocation-Beaufort.
Good analysis. Following. 😘
The Trump effect there.
Conor Lamb lied to his constituents, instead of doing what he said he was going to do back in 2018 he went head long into impeachment.
Lamb is a fraud. Now his twitter feed is littered with frightened comments about Sanders and his own party's support for fracking.
@timr He isn't the only one. All those Democrats who got elected in the House in 2018 are looking like total frauds.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.