I know, you are saying the answer is nothing. But that isn’t quite true. The answer is making them scared for their jobs. If they fear that repealing the ACA and not standing up to Trump will lead to them losing their next election, many of them will respond. And don’t think that isn’t possible in many districts.
— David Nir (@DavidNir) February 15, 2017
A district going from 29 points to 6 points is a real swing. Mind you, these are the types of elections where Democrats supposedly never vote and of course they haven’t for at the last 8 years. If you were to see a 23 point swing in every district in the country, you have a Democratic-controlled House and Senate in 2019. And while it makes no sense to extrapolate much from a single election, there are real possibilities here. You have very angry and motivated Democrats and increasingly despondent Republicans. So where to turn next? Obviously, people are focusing on the Virginia and New Jersey governor elections. And we should be recruiting candidates for 2018 but Bernie and Hillary partisans have to hurt the nation through their civil war over DNC Chair. Thanks jerks.
But there is a right now election you should be paying very close attention to:
Nothing really matters except the upcoming special election in Georgia. Either House GOP pays a price or they keep on keeping on.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 15, 2017
That’s Tom Price’s seat. Trump won this district by 1 point. If Democrats have any chance of winning the House in 2018, it starts right here. This is a must-win district. It’s precisely the type of place that underperforms for Trump–a wealthy suburban district. Luckily, there is a solid candidate and the whole thing should be a referendum on Trump and the ACA, again, given that it’s Price’s seat. Jon Ossoff is the main Democratic running against a boatload of Republicans. Daily Kos is funneling a bunch of money his way. You can too. He’s running explicitly against Trump. Help him out if you can.
And if Ossoff wins, watch Republicans begin to freak out about 2018. Which of course might just mean more voter suppression.