PoliticsMonday 10.31.22

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) predicts Democrats will hold the House after the 2022 midterm elections.

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Representative Eric Swalwell says he sees a way that the Democrats can retain both the House and Senate in the midterms.

SLADE: I'm going to give you a very, very short, five-word sentence here. Will Democrats keep the house?


SLADE: All right, expand on that. Is it going to be close? What do you think's going to happen?

SWALWELL: It's a jump ball right now. There's no doubt, and you're going to see probably 20 to 25 races decided by, you know, twenty five hundred votes or fewer. It is close. This is not an election about the undecided voter, I think Americans, since Donald Trump came on the scene have, you know, very much decided what they believe in or what they don't believe. And so this is about, you know, who can turn out their voters and I'm looking at the early voting numbers in Arizona, in Georgia, and especially in California. And this is going to be a turnout that exceeds any midterm election in our lifetime. And I think that endures in the favor of Democrats. And so, I am not in that bed-wetting lot that thinks that oh, this is a bad election for Democrats or we’re down one day, and one poll and so we should just, you know, roll it up. You don't see those emails from me that you know, the sky is falling, you know, walk away, fold up the campaign tent. No, we don't do that. I think optimism begets optimism and for what we've done legislatively for, how we can contrast ourselves with, you know, the land of misfit toys that they put up on the other side as candidates. We have, every reason to be optimistic that we can hold both the House and the Senate. I'm also realistic that, you know, this is not a blue wave that we’re probably going to see. But there's there's a bridge to keeping, you know, the majorities in both houses and I think we can get across.

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