The Democrats once again jump the hoops put up for them by the Republicans. It's just another lie perpetuated by both parties that loses in 2020 elections were due to the 'defund the police' stance by some progressives. The George Floyd protests were supported by a large majority of Americans. There is no evidence that any candidate lost an election because of this sloganeering.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) delivered a brief but highly animated speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday night against defunding the police.
Speaking in favor of amendment introduced by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Booker gave a rousing riff in the otherwise snoozy Senate. The amendment, which ended up passing 99 to 0, eliminates federal funding to municipalities that defund the police
9 House Democrats threaten to tank $3.5 trillion spending plan and derail Biden's plan to overhaul the economy Nine moderate House Democrats are threatening to block the passage of a $3.5 trillion social-spending package that includes tax hikes on the rich until the infrastructure bill gets through the House and is signed into law, The New York Times reported.
They plan on sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday, warning they will oppose a budget resolution unless she brings a bipartisan infrastructure bill for an immediate vote. The Senate passed that piece of legislation on Tuesday with substantial GOP support.
Senate Democrats then advanced a follow-up $3.5 trillion spending blueprint early on Wednesday, which could pave the way for a major expansion of Medicare, tuition-free community college and affordable childcare that's paid for with tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans.
Republicans gained a seat in the Connecticut state Senate this week. They won a special election in a district that President Joe Biden won by more than 20 points in 2020.
Any individual special election such as this one comes with its caveats, but the trend in special state elections this year is becoming noticeable. Republicans are doing better than they were in the beginning of the year, and it could foretell their party's success in 2022.
Across more than 30 special state legislative and federal elections during the Biden presidency, Republicans are doing 4 points better on average than former President Donald Trump did in these same districts last year.
Some of these races included multiple Democratic and/or Republican candidates running at the same time in what is known as a jungle election. If we focus only on non-jungle races in data compiled by Ethan Chen, Republicans are outperforming the 2020 presidential baseline by 3 points.
The longstanding conventional wisdom is that midterm elections generally go well for the party that’s not in the White House. Case in point: Since 1946, the president’s party has lost, on average, 27 House seats.
What are our initial thoughts? Is the starting assumption that Republicans should have a good year in 2022?
alex (Alex Samuels, politics reporter): Yes, and here’s why: 2022 will be the first federal election after the House map(s) are redrawn. And because Democrats fell short of their 2020 expectations in state legislative races, Republicans have the opportunity to redraw congressional maps that are much more clearly in their favor. On top of that, Republicans are already campaigning on the cost and magnitude of President Biden’s policy plans to inspire a backlash from voters.