The Republican Party is looking at a truly historic opportunity in 2022

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With less than a year to go before the 2022 midterm elections, the Republican Party is staring at an opportunity of truly historic proportions. Even before the shocking results of the gubernatorial races last month things looked good, all signs were pointing to “yes” on taking back Congress. But the win in Virginia and narrow defeat in deep blue New Jersey have changed the map. What had looked like solid gains, could now turn out to be completely transformational.

In the wake of the 2020 election the conventional wisdom was that a kind of trade had taken place. Democrats had solidified their gains among suburban White voters but Republicans had made deep inroads into a more diverse working-class demographic. 


It was a deal that most, though not all, conservatives were happy with, a coalition with greater growth potential. But after this year’s elections, Republicans must be asking themselves, “Can we have both?” And it sure seems like the answer is yes. 

The current facts on the ground are daunting for Democrats. Joe Biden is about as unpopular as a Democrat president can be, the generic congressional polling has the GOP

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