The midterm elections are just around the corner and at this point, most polls say the House and Senate races will be awfully close.
Republicans are still projected to retake the House according to many surveys, though now it seems less likely they’ll win the Senate back. This is despite a controversial Democrat spending bill.
Just a few days ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted that in fact, Democrats would keep both chambers.
Not Everyone Agrees, However — And This Includes Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
During a private dinner with other Democratic leaders, reports claim that Schumer said Pelosi is “in trouble” and leftists shouldn’t get too comfortable with the latest surge in polls.
At a dinner in Washington with liberal officials like Chris Coons (D-DE), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), Schumer apparently was talking loudly enough to be heard by other customers in the restaurant.
And that’s when people heard Schumer contradict Pelosi (from Fox News):
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ‘in trouble’ and Democrats are likely to lose the House, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer declared during a private dinner with fellow Democratic senators, according to reports.
Schumer said he believed Democrats could keep the Senate, but added that the GOP has about a 60 percent chance of reclaiming the House.
On top of that, he evidently said he believes former President Donald Trump will run again in 2024, which has been teased many times but never officially confirmed. Some expect the announcement to come later this year.
Democrats are launching a huge spending campaign to help left-wing candidates in various Senate races, and Schumer’s campaign will donate $5 million to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Republicans also intend to spend a truckload to get their picks into available seats, but nothing is guaranteed at this point.
Currently, most Americans say inflation is their largest concern, especially after the disappointing August economics report. Despite D.C. predictions, consumer pricing rose again, sparking fresh concern.
If these reports aren’t significantly better for September and October, expect to see GOP candidates surge yet again, just in time for the midterms.