FLORIDA (January 20, 2021)—this week President Donald J. Trump held a meeting with GOP Leader House Member Kevin McCarthy (D-CA). Both agreed that the Republican’s will join together to take back the U.S. House of Representatives. And their first target is Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Palm Springs Republicans have already started raising 2022 campaign funds to challenge Pelosi.
The Florida Republicans are welcoming former President Trump — and his political activity — to the Sunshine State since leaving office, dubbing him their “hometown president.”
“President Trump has agreed to work with Leader McCarthy on helping the Republican Party to become a majority in the House,” according to a statement from Trump-aligned Save America PAC. “They worked very well together in the last election and picked up at least 15 seats when most predicted it would be the opposite. They will do so again, and the work has already started.”
McCarthy tweeted after the meeting: “United and ready to win in ’22”
Republicans could potentially pick up a seat in New York in a race between Republican Claudia Tenney and Democrat Anthony Brindisi that has yet to be decided. Democrats currently hold a narrow 221-211 advantage in the House with three vacancies, putting the GOP in a good position to pick up seats during the midterms, which traditionally have favored the party opposing the sitting president.
The Democrats have taken control of the U.S. Senate with the support of Independent Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Republicans running in what will be President Joe Biden’s midterm will need to gain only a single seat from an initial battlefield of eight states. Those vulnerable seats are split evenly between those currently held by Republicans (Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) and those held by Democrats (Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and New Hampshire). Two of those Democrats (Arizona’s Mark Kelly and Georgia’s Raphael Warnock) just won special elections and will be fighting for full terms in 2022. Both stand to lose because of their week elections in 2020. Warnock had the support of Stacy Abrams who is currently under investigation for possible voter fraud. And Mark Kelly road in on the coat tail of his spouse–but he lacks the plan to move Arizona forward.
In 2022, the battlefield with be limited to just eight-states compared to 13 states hosting competitive races. But the battlefield could expand to include another couple of GOP seats, including Iowa (if Chuck Grassley doesn’t seek reelection) and Ohio (where Rob Portman is up for reelection) or a Democratic-held seat in Colorado (where Michael Bennet is likely to run again). former Alabama U.S. Senator Doug Jones may have his eyes on Senator Richard Shelby seat—which could become a hot race. It was expected that Jones would serve in the Biden’s administration, but he debuted on CNN Friday as a consultant.
Source: Fox News wrote original article and Photo Save America PAC.