The political winds that after favored Republicans in the coming midterm elections seem to have shifted towards the Democrats, however in the quest for the House, geography could also be future. Many congressional district strains have been redrawn this yr to favor one occasion or the different a lot that even a hurricane-force gale can’t overcome the new built-in biases.
In the few seats the place Democrats can go on the offensive, they’re homing in on abortion as a voting situation. Republicans are sustaining a give attention to the financial system whereas additionally campaigning on worries about crime in suburban and exurban districts round Seattle, Portland, Cincinnati and Cleveland. They are additionally attempting to make use of a surge of migration to develop their territory in border districts in Texas and New Mexico.