2010: Opportunities in the U.S. House
Posted July 08, 2009 | 1 Comments
The 2008 elections showed that big government Republicanism does not work. With even bigger government, more government control, and out of control spending under President Obama and the Democrats in solid control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, opportunities exist for conservatives to pick up seats in 2010.
Taking a quick look at the U.S. House of Representatives, there are 49 House districts that McCain carried but were won by a Democrat for Congress -- a good number of these seats can be won by a conservative Republican.
The recent climate warming bill and energy cost-raising bill (the cap and tax bill) that narrowly won in the U.S. House offers more opportunities. Five Midwestern Democrats who won narrowly in 2008 voted for the bill even though it will harm their districts. Another half dozen from states with high utility costs voted for the bill even though this bill will increase energy and utility costs.
All these offer opportunities for strong conservative candidates with good campaigns and adequate funding.