Ln On September 5, in the United States, Labor Day will mark the beginning of the mid-term election season to be held in November. His name does not appear on any ballot paper, but this deadline traditionally unfavorable to the party occupying the White House will still be a test of truth for the undisputed leader of the Republican camp, Donald Trump.
These midterms were announced before the devastating summer for Democrats in the House of Representatives as well as in the Senate. It all contributed: Joe Biden’s mediocre popularity, fueled by persistent inflation, as well as his party’s narrow majorities in both houses of Congress. Two months before the deadline, however, the rout seems less assured, largely due to the former businessman who is omnipresent as well as omnipotent in his field.
The Republican primary that ran into mid-summer was indeed an opportunity to gauge his defining influence on a basis that now has Joe Biden’s rigged election conspiracy theory as its core creed. Most of the candidates who were voiced by Donald Trump after endorsing this new doxa have won, whatever their background, thanks to this clan bonus.
More experienced Democratic opponents
But the Grand Old Party now measures the price of choosing radicality. In the key Senate-controlled states of Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, Republican candidates are currently battling more experienced or more measured Democratic opponents.
This is the case of a well-known television host, Mehmet Cengiz Öz, aka “Dr. Oz”, who confronts the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, but weakened by a heart attack in the spring. In Georgia, a former African American football player, Herschel Walker, also finds himself in a delicate situation with the outgoing African American senator, pastor of his state. The former athlete complicated the task by embellishing his past.
The leader of the Republican minority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, preemptively cleared himself of a possible failure to overthrow the fragile Democratic majority by questioning “the quality of the candidates” of his field present in November. Donald Trump reacted immediately by asking for his head. Mitch McConnell certainly remembers that the radical wave of the Tea Party, starting from 2010, had also crowned fiery candidates in the primary who then turned out to be perfect contrasts in the general elections.
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