House Democrats are starting to realize their majority is doomed.
The Washington Post reports a growing list of House Democrats, mostly competitive districts, are likely or already headed for the exits:
- Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
- Tim Ryan (OH-13)
- Conor Lamb (PA-17)
- Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02)
- Filemon Vela (TX-34)
- Charlie Crist (FL-13)
- Stephanie Murphy (FL-07)
- Val Demings (FL-10)
- Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)
- Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)
And who can blame them?
Democrats’ campaign arm blew their best chance to pad their slim House majority this weekend when they got shut out of the runoff in TX-06, a district targeted by the DCCC last cycle that President Trump carried by 3 points.
The DCCC did not spend money in TX-06 – but they’ve been lighting their money on fire in much more creative ways:
- The DCCC spent $500,000 on false attack ads tying Republicans to QAnon two years out from the election.
- The DCCC spent $1,400,000 on an ill-fated attempt to steal an election in Iowa’s Second Congressional District.
- The DCCC spent an undisclosed amount on a billboard in Orlando attacking Republicans who do not represent Orlando.