0 Followers

Memo details House Republicans’ plan to reclaim the majority in 2022

March 2, 2021
56 Views
4 Comments

House Republicans will reclaim their majority in 2022 by offering candidates who are women, minorities or veterans, a memo obtained by Axios says.

Why it matters: The document, drafted by a super PAC blessed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, names top Democrats to target — Jared Golden of Maine, Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and Ron Kind of Wisconsin — and the type of Republican candidates to beat them.

Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free

  • The Congressional Leadership Fund spent $140 million during the 2020 cycle, helping Republicans defy the odds and come within five seats of winning the House. The group now plans to play a key role in shaping the 2022 contests.

The details: The memo, written by CLF President Dan Conston, singled out Golden, Cartwright and Kind because they live in Trump-friendly rural and working-class districts.

The memo is blunt about candidate recruitment.

  • “In 2020, all 15 of the seats Republicans flipped were won by a woman, a minority or a veteran,” Conston writes. “Continuing to recruit similar candidates is a foundational building block to the majority in 2022.”

Between the lines: House Republican candidates performed substantially better than Donald Trump did in suburban districts. The suburbs don’t need to be the GOP killing fields that they were under Trump.

  • Republicans will benefit in 2022 from “Democrats’ overreach” on policies such as lengthy school closures, curtailment of fracking and pipeline cancellations, Conston writes.

The big picture: The memo sounds the alarm about insufficient Republican candidate fundraising, calling it the “single biggest threat to Republicans taking back the majority.”

  • In competitive races, Democrats out-raised half of all Republican incumbents and all but three Republican challengers were out-raised, the memo states.

  • During the final stretch, Democratic candidates spent $88 million more on television than Republicans.

  • CLF has deep pockets, but super PACs pay far higher TV ad rates than campaigns. Conston emphasized that candidates will need to “stand on their own two feet” and boost their own digital fundraising, to get CLF support.

Be smart: Conston predicts redistricting will bring on “painful member-vs.-member primaries,” but he expects redistricting to ultimately help Republicans pick up seats in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Montana.

More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free

You may be interested

Louisiana ship capsize: Search for survivors from ‘lift’ vessel
News
12 views
News
12 views

Louisiana ship capsize: Search for survivors from ‘lift’ vessel

admin - April 14, 2021

The commercial vessel was reportedly the Seacor PowerRescuers are searching for the missing crew members of a large commercial vessel…

Lawyer: Man accused in Texas mass shooting was harassed
News
21 views1
News
21 views1

Lawyer: Man accused in Texas mass shooting was harassed

admin - April 14, 2021

The ConversationTrump, defying custom, hasn't given the National Archives records of his speeches at political ralliesThe White House never provided…

Pakistan outlaws extremist group after days of anti-France riots
News
13 views
News
13 views

Pakistan outlaws extremist group after days of anti-France riots

admin - April 14, 2021

A supporter of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist political party hurls stones towards police (not pictured) during a protest against…

4 Comments

  1. Great blog you have got here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like
    yours nowadays. I really appreciate people like you! Take care!!
    0mniartist asmr

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.