According to the National Republican Congressional Committee as well as some other analysts Republicans may be primed to take back the House in 2022.
“Americans are ready to do whatever is necessary to stop Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ socialist agenda,” NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer declared “May’s record-breaking fundraising numbers are just the latest indication that House Republicans are primed to retake the majority.”
According to the NRCC, the organization now has a $6.1 million cash advantage over the DCCC with $42.1 million cash on hand.
“Currently, the Democrats hold just a 219-211 lead in the House, a margin that would be 222-213 if the five currently vacant seats remain with the same party after they’ve been filled in special elections this year,” U.S. News and World Report noted, adding, “An analysis by Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics characterized 19 Democratic-held House seats as toss-ups for 2022, compared to just two held by Republicans.”
The party of the president usually loses seats in midterm elections; that was the case in 17 of the 19 midterm elections since World War II, the report notes. By average, the president’s party lost 27 seats.