Analysts expected control of the House to flip to Democrats after this year’s midterm elections, when all 435 seats were up for grabs. About two dozen Republican-held districts that backed Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 were among the most vulnerable for the GOP.
Some factors were working in the Democrats’ favor, namely President Trump’s unpopularity and a favorable redrawing of Pennsylvania’s congressional lines. Retirements also provided opportunities for party flips.
In this edition: John Kasich visits New Hampshire and talks 2020; the Florida recount has Republicans suddenly interested in what a left-wing independent has to say; and the air wars pick up in Mississippi.