(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- While the new Congress just took their seats a few weeks ago, the National Republican Congressional Committee is hard at work targeting vulnerable Democrats so the GOP can take control of the House of Representatives once again.
On Wednesday, Tom Emmer, chair of the committee, unveiled a list of 47 seats that are currently held by what the NRCC is considering to be “vulnerable Democrats” they see as “prime pick-up opportunities” for Republicans in the midterm elections in 2022.
Emmer vowed that:
“We’re going to retire Speaker Pelosi once and for all.”
For eight years, Republicans controlled the majority in the House. That ended in the 2018 midterm elections, though, when Democrats overcame the GOP. That led to Pelosi being named Speaker of the House.
While most Democrats — and plenty of political “pundits” — believed liberals would continue to dominate up and down the ballot in the 2020 General Election, that was a far cry from what actually happened.
Republicans etched away at the Democrats’ lead in the House considerably. Now, they only need to flip five seats that are currently held by Democrats in the midterm elections to regain control of the House.
That’s well within the GOP reach. Traditionally, the party that holds the White House loses approximately 25 seats in the House during the midterm elections. That would be more than enough to give Republicans a solid majority in the Lower Chamber.
As Emmer said to reporters on a conference call recently:
“Midterm elections are historically checks on the party in power, and I believe that’s going to be bad news for House Democrats. It’s not going to be easy, but we’re going to finish the job that we started.”
Emmer then specifically referred to the 47 “vulnerable” Democrats when he said:
“They include 29 Battleground Democrats where President Biden lost the district or where the 2020 president or congressional margin was within five points.”
Emmer, who has been a congressman for four terms, said his list also includes “eight underperforming Democrats. These are weak incumbents who won by less than 10% and underperformed the presidential ballot margin in their district.”
His list also includes “10 Redistricting Watch Democrats, who currently represent districts in states that are going to gain or lose seats during the reapportionment, or they represent districts in states that have a redistricting commission.”
“We’re going to build off of last cycle’s successful blueprint. That means we’re going to recruit great candidates again. We’re going to deliver a winning message to voters and we’re going to raise the resources that are necessary to win.
“Every voter is going to have a clear understanding of the Democrats’ socialist agenda and the damaging impact it’s going to have on their daily lives.”
This is a very aggressive move by the NRCC to educate voters on the potential dangers of sticking with a Democrat majority in the House. It’s also a very well-thought-out and organized effort that could prove very fruitful in the 2022 mideterms.