There is at least one Republican seat up for re-election that will not be won by Democrats.
Steven Foster, the Democrat candidate for Congress in Georgia, was convicted of a DUI this week. He has been jailed while he awaits his sentence.
Longshot Got Longer
Foster was going to have a huge task ahead of him to unseat Rep. Tom Graves before his conviction.
Graves has held the seat since 2010.
In addition to his very successful record in his district, there is the Trump factor.
During the 2016 presidential election, Trump took Graves’ 14th District without any problems at all.
Considering Trump’s approval rating among Republicans, it was unlikely Foster would have been able to wrestle the seat away from Graves.
In fact, the last time a Democrat even tried to unseat Graves, Graves walked with almost 75 percent of the vote.
When Foster signed up to do battle with Graves, he must have thought he was going to beat the DUI charge.
The initial incident had happened six months prior, which makes his campaign slogan even more ironic.
Foster is going after the “trust” angle.
Honestly, if we didn’t know better, we would think he was taking a page out of the Republican handbook from the 2016 campaign.
Foster is not the only one, either.
We have repeatedly seen Democrats “borrowing” slogans used by the Trump campaign and/or his supporters during the 2016 election season popping up in Democrat campaigns.
Is it stupidity that prevents them from understanding all of those slogans worked because they were true about Democrats and establishment Republicans?
In Foster’s case, it would appear he is definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
When you campaign on trust, it would probably help if you weren’t sitting in jail for a DUI.