The November midterm elections are just around the corner.
Both parties are gearing up for an election that could determine the fate of Donald Trump’s Presidency.
And one number just revealed Nancy Pelosi’s chances of seizing power and impeaching Donald Trump.
It’s no understatement to say that the midterm elections will be a battle over Donald Trump’s political future.
If Democrats win back the House their unhinged base will demand the new majority initiate impeachment proceedings against the President.
Midterm elections are contests of base mobilization.
Whichever party’s voter base is more enthusiastic to vote will triumph in November.
One measure of enthusiasm is to examine the candidates’ fundraising reports.
And an exclusive Bloomberg investigation found a record number 73 Democrat challengers are outraising their Republican opponents.
“Democrats are hoping a blue wave of support will carry them to victory in this fall’s elections. In the meantime, they’ve caught a green wave of cash—the torrent of money pouring into Democratic campaign coffers helped 73 House candidates outraise Republican incumbents and opponents in races for open seats in the second quarter, a Bloomberg analysis of Federal Election Commission data shows.”
Historically, this is normal.
The party out of power gains seats in a midterm election year.
Their voters are furious over losing the last Presidential election and are primed to send a message.
Additionally, Republicans are defending 42 open seat races, which is a higher number than normal for a party in power.
These races tend to be toss-ups or favor the opposition party because the majority party can no longer count on a well known and well funded incumbent to run as their candidate.
Both of these numbers have Democrats like Nancy Pelosi drooling over the possibilities the future holds.
They are measuring the drapes and counting down the days until Pelosi holds the Speaker’s gavel.
At that time, Democrats will – despite their campaign trail rhetoric – move to impeach President Trump.
But all is not lost for Donald Trump and the GOP.
Republicans have the advantage of running with a booming economy providing wind at their backs.
Second quarter gross domestic product growth clocked in at 4.1 percent.
And unemployment is at its lowest point since 2000 while consumer confidence is around an 18 year high.
Republicans have a record to run on.
Democrats are also conducting a foolhardy campaign to make Donald Trump’s immigration policies the central issue of the midterm elections.
While this issue is so to energize the Democrat base, it will also marshal Republicans to rally behind candidates who pledge to fight for Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda.
Democrats – and many in the fake news media – foolishly thought Trump’s hard-line immigration proposals were political death in 2016.
In reality, they were the fuel that powered his victory.
While Democrats are positioned to have a good showing in November, there are still three months until Election Day and with a good economy and favorable issue fights ahead of them, no one should count the Republicans out.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2018 midterm elections.