As the midterm elections get closer, there’s a lot of speculation about which party will win. Democrats, of course, are publicly saying they’ll be able to keep both chambers. However, objective and consistent polling over months tells a different story.
Because Republicans are making headway in swing districts and many Democratic districts, the GOP is widely expected to win the House of Representatives.
The Senate, on the other hand, is widely viewed as more of a tossup, seeing as several Senate races across the country have Republicans and Democrats neck-in-neck with each other.
However, former Florida governor and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is confident that Republicans can take not just the House of Representatives, but also the Senate.
What to Know About Scott’s Midterms Predictions
In a message to donors of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Scott stated the GOP can get at least two Senate seats.
After thanking Republican donors for their investments in helping the right-wing win in November, Scott stated GOP candidates will take Senate seats in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Nevada.
Why are Democrat Senate candidates — like John Fetterman in Pennsylvania and Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin — so obsessed with EMPTYING our prisons? https://t.co/9g4s8J8zBq
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 17, 2022
The former Florida governor credited GOP fundraising as a factor in these projected victories to come. However, Scott also warned that Democrats managed to fundraise off the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade.
To counter this, Scott warns, Republicans have to be proactive about communicating with voters and disproving the talking points of the left wing.
Major Problems For Democrats in the Senate
Scott’s prediction that Republicans will win the Senate in November comes as many Democratic candidates running for the Senate keep facing issues.
Many of these candidates are trying to weasel out of debating their opponents. In the case of Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), he was caught using campaign donations to resolve legal matters outside of his political work.
Does the WH realize they are touting states led by Republicans?
— Will O’Grady (@WillOGrady61) September 16, 2022
Democrats who want to win Senate seats are also running on business-as-usual policies that are hurting the country. Americans are able to see that if Democrats hold onto the Senate majority, they will continue to rubber-stamp the Biden agenda, regardless of the fallout.
GOP Senate candidates, on the other hand, are reaching out to voters to share how their policies will help the country, in addition to warning about the danger to come if Democrats keep control of Congress.