GOP Could Lose 38 Seats and House Majority — WashPost Forecaster

WASHINGTON DC- JANUARY 03 U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer  speaks to Sen. Doug Jones  and Sen. Tina Smith during a meeting at the U.S. Capitol

GOP Could Lose 38 Seats and House Majority — WashPost Forecaster

"The model predicts that the Republicans will lose 38 seats in the House, a number that would give the Democrats a majority in the next Congress", he writes.

Former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio is also considered a possible contender, particularly since he's recently gained attention for his effort to repeal a state gas tax that funds transportation projects.

If Republicans maintain control of the House in the November elections, Representative Michael McCaul, a foreign affairs committee member who is now chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is seen as a possible new leader of the foreign affairs panel, congressional aides said.

"The Democrats in California are dealing with brutal divisive battles between their candidates that will ultimately decide which direction their party's going to go in, and that direction is going to be problematic when it comes to communicating a message to independent voters", said Jesse Hunt, spokesman for National Republican Congressional Committee.

"There is a structure there that may withstand no matter what, but the atmospherics have a caution light", he said. Col. Doug Applegate. In the 2016 presidential race, the 49th Congressional District, where Issa serves, also voted for Hillary Clinton by seven percentage points.

Royce said Monday he will not seek reelection this year, adding his name to a growing list of senior Republican lawmakers who have chosen to retire in what is shaping up to be a hard election year for the GOP. Lewis said. "Or is that impossible to avoid right now?" Democrats struggled to recruit candidates, especially in districts that lean conservative.

The ASCE said the US now needs to spend more than $2 trillion to upgrade its infrastructure in the next decade. Most face term limits. In 2016, Clinton became the first Democrat to win there since Franklin Roosevelt in 1936.

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Now Democrats have the opportunity to pick off two seats. Royce's district includes many areas with high-priced real estate.

Republican state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez of Oceanside, a retired Marine officer, announced he'll seek Issa's seat. Cory Gardner of Colorado, chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.

The trend has received yet more fuel from the nature of the Republican agenda. The others are Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Dave Reichert of Washington, along with Issa. Many were known for the power of chairing committees or for strong constituent service, or both.

Royce was already planning to step down as the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee this year, saying he would spend his final year on the "urgent threats facing our nation". They both represent parts of Orange County, the once deep-red bastion of suburban conservatism that has undergone a transformation in recent years. So far, they do not have results to match their words.

After Democrats flipped three other seats in special elections around Georgia, Republicans must be getting nervous.

"There's no question that this is a referendum on Republican control and Republican policymaking", Lapp said. Democrats have sought guarantees from Republicans that they would not stack the legislative committees. Of those 23 districts nationwide, four Republicans who hold them are retiring while a fifth - Arizona's Martha McSally - is expected to run for Senate.

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