Things are looking bleak for the upcoming elections in 2022 for the House Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may very well lose her leadership role.
Eighteen House Democrats are set to abandon ship by leaving their current seats to seek a different office or retire, rather than fight in what will no doubt be a bloody reelection cycle.
Republicans currently only trail behind Democrats by five seats and the outgoing Democrats may seal a majority win. If Republicans can pull off the win, they will be able to take back the leverage in the House and snub out those Democrat Reps who are attempting to introduce more and more radical legislation.
The reelection battles will be held across the country, and redistricting means that some districts will have different lines, and the campaign won’t be helped by Joe Biden’s tanking approval rating.
Democrat Rep. Tom Suozzi of New York, announced this week that he will be leaving his seat to jump into campaigning for the overcrowded New York Governor race.
Republicans have a solid chance of winning the seat as the district is suburban and Democrats have been finding it difficult to find new, likeable and most importantly, electable candidates that would run for office.
Ten Democrats in total announced their term will officially end in January of 2023, when the newly elected Reps. take office.
Along with Suozzi, the other Democrats set to retire are Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) who both announced their retirement in March.
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), who is the former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairwoman in April confirmed she would not seek reelection.
In August, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) announced his retirement.
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), along with Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced retirement in October.
In November, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) all announced their retirement.
The eight other Representatives are all seeking different offices, ranging from Mayoral elections to Senate seats.
Unfortunately for some, like Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), who is leaving his current position to run for the upcoming Florida Governor race in 2022, will find himself up against a formidable opponent in the current Governor, Ron DeSantis (R-FL).
DeSantis’ covid pandemic response and smart policies, makes him hugely popular in the Sunshine State and Crist already has an established resume in that office as he served as Florida Governor from 2007 to 2011 but was and still is, nowhere near as popular as DeSantis.
The exodus is so great, even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly considered retiring too.
Mike Berg, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee said, “Nobody wants to run as a House Democrat this cycle because all Democrats’ majority has given the American people is higher prices, skyrocketing crime, and open borders.”
A Zogby poll saw Joe Biden’s approval rating sitting at a pathetic 36.4 percent and the poll also showed that 61.3 percent of those that took the poll, gave Biden a negative rating and that’s across all age groups, but it’s doing particularly bad with the voters aged between 18 and 29 years old.
Desperation may set in for the Democrats though, in their bid to hold the majority.
There are already whispers of potential election fraud and another possibility is that the hysteria currently being whipped up around the omicron variant could be what’s needed to either push more mail-in voting or canceling the midterms all together.