by Frank Holmes, reporter
The mainstream media insists Democrats will roll all over Republicans in the 2018 fall midterm elections, before they impeach President Donald Trump. But right now elections to Congress, which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate, look like they’re going to break the liberals’ bleeding hearts.
A new series of polls show the Democrats losing up to 7 Senate races:
West Virginia: West Virginia is deep Trump Territory: 69% of West Virginians voted for Trump in 2016, more than any other state. It’s so pro-Trump that the Democrat governor changed parties to become a Republican. Senator Joe Manchin is the closest thing to a Trump Democrat in the Senate – but Trump says when push comes to shove, Manchin is not there for him. “He voted against everything. He voted against tax cuts,” Trump said during a campaign speech in West Virginia in April. Manchin also voted against Trump’s Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. No wonder a new Morning Consult poll shows him trailing a Republican by 14 points.
North Dakota: In North Dakota, Trump beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by more than a two-to-one margin. But its Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp, voted against Trump on taxes, repealing ObamaCare, banning late-term abortion, and opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants. She brags to her conservative constituents that she votes with Trump 55% of the time. “Can you imagine going home and telling your wife, ‘I’ve been faithful to you 55% of the time?’ Are you kidding me?” asked her Republican challenger, Kevin Cramer. “Being wrong half the time is not a good answer.” Morning Consult poll shows a Republican beating her by 8 points.
Missouri: Trump won Missouri by 19 percentage points. But Sen. Claire McCaskill votes with Trump less than half the time – against all the issues above, but also against his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and conservative nominees like Ben Carson and Scott Pruitt. She trails a Republican candidate by five points.
Indiana: The Hoosier State elected Vice President Mike Pence as governor and supported the Trump-Pence ticket overwhelmingly. But Sen. Joe Donnelly voted against Trump about half the time, including a measure that would let states drug-test people receiving unemployment benefits. Donnelly, who ran for office as a pro-life Democrat, voted to force states to fund Planned Parenthood. “Sen. Joe Donnelly has failed Hoosiers who believe taxpayers should not be propping up the abortion industry,” said Mike Fichter of Indiana Right to Life. A Republican would beat Donnelly by 5 points in Indiana.
Montana: Trump carried Montana by 20 points, but Democrat Jon Tester is a huge Trump critic. Tester has a measly 37% pro-Trump voting record and he led the witch hunt against Trump’s VA appointee, Ronny Jackson. Trump called Tester a “disgrace” and tweeted, “The Secret Service is unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign.” Tester trails a Republican by 5 points.
Florida: Florida was a nail-biter state but supported Trump and has a huge Republican voter base. Senator Bill Nelson is a Trump critic who has repeatedly spread lies about mass shooters – like that the Parkland shooter had a gas mask and threw smoke grenades – in order to push his gun control agenda. He has also stoked the Russian collusion angle when it served his purposes. Polls show him in a tie with the state’s popular Republican governor, Rick Scott.
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania was the nail in Hillary’s coffin in 2016, but Democrat Sen. Bob Casey is closer to her than Trump in some ways. Casey called for Trump to step down as president – because he insulted Sen. Kristen Gillibrand! “While he should resign, we know he won’t,” Casey told the Soros-funded website ThinkProgress. “I support a congressional investigation in order to hold him accountable for his actions.” The Senator from a coal-mining state like Pennsylvania still supports Obama’s War on Coal regulations, which could cost 18,000 mining jobs in his state alone. And even though he campaigned as a pro-life Democrat, he said being pro-life doesn’t mean defunding Planned Parenthood. His dad, the late Robert P. Casey – who was banned from speaking at the 1992 Democratic Convention because he was pro-life – is turning in his grave. Polls show Casey leading by less than 2% — so a Republican win is possible in this Democrat-leaning state.
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Two other toss-ups are Ohio, where far-Left Democrat Sherrod Brown leads by less than 2%; and Virginia, where Hillary’s running-mate Tim Kaine leads by 3%.
“In the best-case scenario for Republicans, then, they could win up to nine additional Senate seats,” according to the polling firm Morning Consult.
That would be a big plus for the party – and help destroy any talk about impeaching Trump.
Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”