Democrats got some very bad news.
The party is scrambling into survival mode.
And that happened when Nancy Pelosi experienced a giant rude awakening when this election result came in.
The first special election of the Joe Biden era took place in Texas’s Sixth Congressional District.
This seat opened up when Republican Congressman Ron Wright tragically passed away from the coronavirus.
Twenty-three candidates qualified for the all-party primary election where the top two finishers, no matter their political affiliation, would qualify for the runoff if no candidate won 50 percent of the vote.
Political pundits and election prognosticators looked to this race for a clue about the political environment leading into the 2022 midterms.
The Texas Sixth looked to be one of the suburban districts that trended towards the Democrats the last ten years.
In 2012, Mitt Romney carried the district by 16 points over Barack Obama.
But in 2020, Donald Trump eked out a three-point margin over Joe Biden.
The special election results were a cold dose of reality for Democrats that the political terrain is tilting against them now that they are the party in charge.
Republicans shut Democrats out of the runoff when Susan Wright—Congressman Wright’s widow—and GOP state legislator Jake Ellzey finished in the top two spots.
Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez expressed her disappointment at failing to earn a spot in the runoff.
“Democrats have come a long way toward competing in Texas, but we still have a long way to go,” Sanchez stated. “Two Republicans will be competing to represent this congressional district.”
Donald Trump bragged about his last-minute endorsement of Wright, which Trump explained pushed her over the top.
“Susan surged after I gave her an endorsement last week,” Trump declared.
The Republican Election Day vote coalesced around Wright backed up Trump’s assertion.
But even bigger than the fact that the Democrat candidate did not win a spot in the runoff was the Republican margin.
The total vote share for all the Republican candidates in the election was 62 percent, which far outpaced Donald Trump’s 51 percent in 2020.
Republicans overperforming their margin and Democrats not turning out their voters is an ominous sign for Democrats heading into 2022.
The GOP only needs to win a net gain of five seats to oust Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats from power in the House of Representatives.
That would spell the end of Joe Biden’s socialist agenda.
Republicans turning out in far greater numbers than Democrats in a suburban district that had been trending blue in presidential elections should be a warning sign to liberals that the political environment is turning toxic against Nancy Pelosi and her majority.
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