Newsletter: Midterm Update


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Happy Sunday LoCo Readers,

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend, hopefully with less stress than the preceding week of political mayhem. After an eventful week of midterms and a frustratingly long time counting votes, we are finally getting some clarity about control of government for the next two years. 

After Republican defeats in Arizona and Nevada, it is clear that the Senate will remain in Democrat hands, regardless of the outcome of the Georgia runoff election between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock. 

On The House side of things, Republicans have picked up a modest 16 seats, and currently, hold 212. For a majority of 218 seats, they will need to win 6 of the remaining 20 races that are yet to be called. Pundits expect a GOP victory, but there remains an outside chance that Democrats could hold the lower chamber. 

While this wasn’t the red wave that some were hailing it as Republicans still showed some promise in key states. Tuesday was an excellent night for Florida Republicans down the ticket, but most of all for Ron DeSantis. His 20-point landslide win in the Governor’s race has springboarded his name into the national conversation as a likely 2024 Presidential contender. 

From Our Pages

Be sure to check out all of our content reacting to the outcome of the midterm elections. Lone Conservative President Dace Potas gave his thoughts on why this election was a bad one for former President Trump. Similarly, contributor Scott Howard explained why Ron DeSantis and his team are on cloud nine following his blowout win in Florida. Lastly, contributor Isaac Willour broke down what went wrong for Republicans in the Pennsylvania senate race.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.

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