With razor thin margins separating Republicans and Democrats in both the U.S. House and Senate, all eyes are on a handful of purple states that will decide the balance of control in Washington D.C.
The fate of every American will depend on how residents in those few key states vote this coming November.
And Nancy Pelosi is furious after hearing that this left-leaning swing state may be turning Red.
Republicans have long wanted to turn Pennsylvania and its 17 Congressional seats and 19 electoral votes Red.
And while the GOP has made gradual advances over the years – it wasn’t until Donald Trump came along that the Keystone State turned purple.
Real Clear Politics believes the Republican party’s long-standing goal could be coming true in the upcoming 2022 Midterms.
“Momentum doubtless applies to politics…especially for the Republican Party in this midterm year, RCP Commentator Christopher Borick wrote. “In Pennsylvania, the GOP clearly has the upper hand in what remains an electoral battleground.”
Pennsylvania, with its large Congressional delegation and electoral college count is always a coveted prize.
But in 2022, the PA prize is bigger than it’s perhaps ever been.
For the first time in five decades, both the gubernatorial and Senate races are open in the same election cycle.
Borick says there’s more pointing to GOP advantages in the commonwealth other than just former President Trump’s performance winning the state in 2016.
In 2020, Trump lost the state by the skin of his teeth, in perhaps the most controversial results of the 2020 election.
Despite Trump controversially falling just short in the last Presidential election, Republicans won state offices they hadn’t held for many years and even won a suburban Philadelphia Congressional seat in a district where Joe Biden supposedly defeated the then-incumbent President.
Furthermore, Borick reports in recent years the GOP has narrowed Democrats’ registered-voter advantage statewide.
Along with momentum and recent success, Borick says Republicans have history on their side.
“Republicans’ Pennsylvania electoral success, moreover, pairs with other promising signs. The nature of political cycles, for example – with a first-term Democrat in the White House – indicates that 2022 favors Republicans,” Borick wrote.
Democrats have brought the Red Wave on themselves with their radical policies.
“In addition, in the previous two midterms following Democratic presidential victories – 1994 and 2010 – Republicans dominated at the polls. The cyclical tailwinds behind state Republicans are magnified by the poor standing of Biden and Gov. Tom Wolf, both Democrats with plummeting approval ratings,” Borick continued.
If the GOP can win the Senate seat and competitive House races in Pennsylvania, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer could be demoted to the minority come 2023.