Cook Political Report says Democratic Texas House seat is now a ‘toss-up’

Expectations for Democratic candidates in the upcoming 2022 midterms are really, shockingly low.

According to the Daily Caller, the Cook Political Report added to the bad news for Dems, as it rated the potential outcome for a historically Democratic House seat coming up in a special election as a “toss-up.”

The seat is in Texas’ 34th Congressional District, which has long been held by Democrats. However, because of a retirement announcement from the current holder, the seat will come up for special election, and analysts now believe a Republican could realistically capture it.

Notably, the seat is in a border district dominated by Hispanic voters, which could ultimately be a critically important test to see where Texas’ Hispanic population is leaning these days.

Bad news ahead

Thanks mostly to President Joe Biden’s asinine policy decisions within his first year in office that took America well off the tracks, Democratic candidates down-ticket will undoubtedly suffer as a result.

Had the Biden administration even done an average job in its first year, Democrats wouldn’t be in such rough shape, especially since redistricting tends to favor the party in a number of competitive districts.

The special election for the 34th District seat will also come at a time when the Biden administration will cancel Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allowed the immediate removal of illegals for public health reasons, because of the pandemic.

Illegal migrants are expected to surge across the border when Title 42 officially ends in the middle of May, which is likely to cause an immigration crisis that even dwarfs the one America is in the middle of currently.

Who’s running?

A number of Republican candidates have already expressed interest in running for the special election seat, including Mayra Flores.

“I’m very glad that we’re going to be able to have a special election,” Flores said after the governor announced the special election. “This district does need someone to represent them.”

Biden is losing Hispanic voter support in alarming numbers, along with a number of other minority groups. Unfortunately for Democratic candidates, that rubs off on them.

Only time will tell what happens in this special election, but most experts from both sides agree that the 2022 midterms will not be pretty for Democrats, whatsoever.

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