Report: Republicans Fear "Total Wipeout" In 2020 Election
More and more Republicans are beginning to fear a “total wipeout” in the upcoming 2020 election, according to Axios, warning that their party could fail to recapture the House and lose both the Senate and the White House.
A total of 19 House Republicans in swing districts have already announced they will not seek re-election, and in the Senate — which largely had been considered safe — “Democrats are raising more money, and polling better, than Republican incumbents in battleground after battleground.”
Meanwhile, Trump is trailing every major Democratic candidate both nationally and in swing states, Axios noted, and his approval ratings are consistently well below 50 percent.
A growing number of Republicans are warning this is a recipe for disaster at the polls next year.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior political strategist Scott Reed told Axios that the Republican Party “was shaken” by fundraising reports for the third quarter, which showed that Democratic challengers in Arizona, Iowa and Maine are out-raising three GOP senators.
Reed said, “We are all worried,” and called the situation “a three-alarm fire.”
Why? Because Democrats only need to net three seats in order to gain control of the Senate.