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Thursday in an appearance on Huntsville, AL radio’s WVNN, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) explained why his outlook on the 2020 election was improving, especially as Democratic Party candidates and elected officials were espousing points of view outside the American mainstream.
Aderholt argued that since the 2018 midterms, which Republicans surrendered the House of Representatives to Democrats, the chances of Republicans retaking the lower chamber of Congress have increased. He put those chances at “50-50.”
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“Right after the election, it did not look good for the Republicans to automatically regain the majority in 2020, just because a couple of reasons,” he said on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Jeff Poor Show.” “Number one, Republicans lost quite a few number of seats, and number two, and probably the most important thing is when it is a presidential election year, the House rarely flips from what I understand, looking back at history.”
“And therefore, based on the fact we’re not two seats down, or five or six seats down, we’re about 20 seats-plus down now, there has to be a lot of seats that actually flip in order for us to take the majority back,” Aderholt continued. “Therefore, it was not really encouraging right after an election year to...
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