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On Election Eve, Red Wave Poised to Crash onto Blue Shores

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2022
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AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan

With voters casting their ballots tomorrow, final polling shows that not only are Republicans set to perform well in key swing states, but they also have a fighting chance in several blue states that even the most optimistic GOP strategists once thought impossible pickups. Here are four sleeper races in which a Republican red wave could possibly reach blue shores.

New York Gubernatorial Race: Republican Lee Zeldin vs. Democrat Kathy Hochul

Following the tumultuous exit of former Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and the wave of crime wreaking havoc on New York City, Kathy Hochul has struggled in polling against Congressman Lee Zeldin. According to a survey of likely voters from the Trafalgar Group released last week, Zeldin now holds a slight edge over Hochul, 48.4 percent to 47.6 percent.  

With a victory on Tuesday, Zeldin could become the first Republican elected governor since 2002. In recent days, Vice President Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton have hit the campaign trail in support of Hochul – a sign of just how worried Democrats are about the race.

Notably, a strong performance from Zeldin and voter backlash to Hochul could also present a problem for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is also up for reelection this year. In the aforementioned Trafalgar poll, just 50.6 percent of respondents said they planned to vote for Schumer – an unusually low amount of support for any Democrat in a deep blue state like New York, much less a Senate Majority Leader. Republican candidate Joe Pinion has run a sound campaign and may just have the right ingredients to pull off a truly historic upset.

Connecticut Senate Race: Republican Leora Levy vs. Democrat Richard Blumenthal

Pundits first began paying closer attention to the Connecticut Senate race following a mid-October poll from a respected Connecticut pollster showing Blumenthal leading Republican challenger Leora Levy by just five points – a remarkably thin margin for an incumbent who won by a nearly 30-point margin in his 2016 reelection bid.

Since then, other polls have showed Blumenthal with a more comfortable – although not insurmountable – lead. Strategists within the Levy campaign, however, have continued to insist that the right conditions are still in place for a shocking upset victory on election night.

Blumenthal’s drop in polling should perhaps not come as a surprise. Since his rise to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Blumenthal has repeatedly lied about his service in Vietnam—including to a group of U.S. veterans. Following Trump’s election in 2016, Blumenthal swung to the hard left, echoing Democrats’ false claims that Trump “stole” the election with the help of Russian President Vladimir Putin and peddling the lies of the “Russian Collusion” narrative. In 2021, he attended an awards ceremony with links to the Communist Party, and has since served as a rubber stamp for the far left’s legislative agenda in Congress.

Oregon Gubernatorial Race: Republican Christine Drazan vs. Democrat Tina Kotek

Another sleeper race to watch on Tuesday is in Oregon—usually a reliable Democrat stronghold. Earlier this month, the Cook Political Report moved the Oregon Governor’s race from “Lean Democrat” to “Toss-Up”—signaling that the Beaver State could be on the verge of electing its first Republican governor since 1982. The latest RealClearPolitics polling average has the race tied.

Christine Drazan, former Republican Minority Leader of the Oregon House of Representatives, is facing off against Tina Kotek, Oregon’s former Democrat Speaker of the House. “It’s hard to overstate how revolutionary a Drazan victory would be,” Nate Hochman recently wrote for City Journal. “This year’s election marks the first referendum on the ruling party’s record on Covid since the crisis subsided, and the disastrous effects of Oregon’s pandemic governance are just now beginning to fully materialize.”

For Oregon to send a Republican to the Governor’s Mansion for the first time in nearly 40 years would represent a groundbreaking victory not only for the state of Oregon, but also for the American conservative movement more broadly.

Washington Senate Race: Republican Tiffany Smiley vs. Democrat Patty Murray

Just up the coast from Oregon, Washington Senator Patty Murray, a nearly 30-year Democrat incumbent, is also at risk of losing her seat to a dark horse Republican candidate. Tiffany Smiley has continued to narrow her gap in head-to-head polls and gain impressive ground in grassroots fundraising. Murray leads by just a few points in the latest polls after winning by nearly 20 points in 2016.

Washington has not elected a Republican Senator since 1980, which would make a Smiley victory all the more significant. Smiley has made issues like inflation, law and order, opposition to Critical Race Theory, and reducing homelessness centerpieces of her campaign—drawing a sharp contrast to Murray, who has steadfastly toed the line of Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress for the entirety of her three-decade-long tenure in the U.S. Senate.

Despite her strong name recognition, Murray has consistently polled below 50 percent—giving Smiley a clear window to topple her in November. Should Smiley succeed, her victory would send shivers down the spines of the Democrat establishment and help turn Republicans’ prospective red wave into a red tsunami.

Other races long thought impossible for Republicans by the Washington D.C. consultant class like contests in Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico could also prove to be closer than initially expected. Ultimately, Democrats may learn that their record of failures means that no race is truly “safe.” 

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Jeff Noncent
Jeff Noncent
1 year ago

I am voting tomorrow and I will vote Resurrection

Ali
Ali
1 year ago

what is NC outlook?

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

BIG DEAL! . . . What really counts is WHO WINS THE PRESIDENTCY! . . . And I’m not sure that the Republican Party has corrected the “cheating” the Dems did in the last Presidential Election.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

Yesterday, Sunday, DICTATOR Beijing biden said, “NO MORE DRILLING.”
Translation: NO ENERGY, NO HEAT FOR WINTER, NO JOBS, NO FOOD, and NO AMERICA.
DICTATOR Beijing biden is still living in FANTASY WORLD with his FASCIST Party pushing GLOBAL WARMING LIE they created.
This is being done on purpose so he can SHUT DOWN, LOCKDOWN COUNTRY, and declare MARTIAL LAW to stay in POWER.
Think I’m kidding. Watch what happens if the FASCIST liberals keep CONTROL after November 8, 2022.
There WILL BE NO UNITED STATES of AMERICA and there WILL BE NO 2024
Presidential Election.
First thing DICTATOR Beijing biden and his FASCIST Party WILL DO is PACK the U.S. SUPREME COURT and from there, NO RETURN.

Bonnie
Bonnie
1 year ago

Washington desperately needs a change in leadership. Tiffany Smiley is smart, energetic, and shows real leadership abilities. Those of us in rural areas are pulling for her.

Dick R
Dick R
1 year ago

I hope we’re not counting our chickens before they’re hatched!!! Get out and vote wherever you are!!!!!

richard
richard
1 year ago

How can someone ( president bite me) be so far removed from reality? I hope all of you who voted for him are happy now. You got what you wanted an empty suit and you lost a true leader

Mal
Mal
1 year ago

I’m not as worried about there being a red wave as I am there being an honest election.
THAT still worries me.

Allen Williams
Allen Williams
1 year ago

I love reading the predictions by the “political experts”. Many are saying control of the Senate will be a toss up. I say that it will be “Like a snowball rolling downhill”!

Pam Chitwood
Pam Chitwood
1 year ago

I can not believe we have 2 more years with these people still in office. This president never tells the truth and spins everything. I pray the red wave can slow them down some. We have been lied to tricked into taking this nation down a wrong path. Ridiculous to say the least. I don’t think they get just how bad they are. I thought Obama may come to tell a little bit of the truth but no, Geezo,.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Hooray Victory

Boz
Boz
1 year ago

Here’s a wet rag………Dominion…

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 year ago

Democrats refuse to build the wall at the border but sure as heck built one against the Red wave .Dominion

Burky4
Burky4
1 year ago

I live in Oregon, and I’m praying that Christine Drazen becomes our next governor. For too long now, Oregon has been going down the same disastrous path at CA. We need a change, and Christine will bring us that change.

Kathryn Dahlstrom
Kathryn Dahlstrom
1 year ago

I sense an anger in America that no cheaters will be able to top as voters hand Republicans massive wins tomorrow. People’s hearts are being changed and their eyes are opening to the truth. And I’ll tell you who’s doing this–a few weeks ago I had a powerful prayer experience as I joined the organization Intercessors for America in a day of fasting and prayer against election fraud for tomorrow’s voting. I was inspired to listen to my favorite recording of “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” performed wonderfully by the United States Army Field Band and Choir. Look it up on YouTube. I had to drop to my knees as I listened because it drove home to me that the Lord Jesus is working in Americans’ hearts. We’ll see it tomorrow. “His truth is marching on!”

Kathryn Dahlstrom
Kathryn Dahlstrom
1 year ago

youtu.be/Jy6AOGRsR80

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

It wasn’t enough for “Danang Di*k” Blumenthal to lie about being stationed in Viet Nam; he had to pretend he was a hero! He hallucinates as much as Senile Joe. I wouldn’t vote for a DIMM for dogcatcher or anything else!

Ruth Pierce
Ruth Pierce
1 year ago

I only have one word: V O T E ! ! !

Ruth Pierce
Ruth Pierce
1 year ago

AMAC, you showed me here that I am, indeed, a member. That would be great if you did this on a daily basis!!!!

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
1 year ago

The best that we can hope for is an honest and not rigged election

STT
STT
1 year ago

Latino voters explain why they’re shifting Republican | Morning in America – Video
commoncts.blogspot.com/2022/11/latino-voters-explain-why-theyre.html

Latino voters explain why they’re shifting Republican | Morning in America – Video
commoncts.blogspot.com/2022/11/latino-voters-explain-why-theyre.html

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

This is coming to little league games around the country. A game will be played and one of the teams will lose. The republican parents of the kids on the losing team will blame the umpires, the other team, the league, and everybody else and scream that there was cheating and won’t accept the outcome.

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Wouldn’t it awesome to have 60 Republican Senators?

Barb
Barb
1 year ago

Let that Red Wave come!!! My husband and I have been waiting two years, let’s hope the next two years have a thumb put on Biden and his admin.

Dailybread
Dailybread
1 year ago

I’m voting for Jesus to change it around today

Barb
Barb
1 year ago

The RED Wave and the BLUE Wave didn’t happen. I guess those who voted Democrats likes the high prices of fuel, food, housing, vehicles, etc. Just goes to show they think Abortion and Democracy are more important than the everyday living expenses. And don’t forget the bumbling old fool and his admin.

BACKWOODS
BACKWOODS
1 year ago

There are no fair and transparent elections. I do not believe the results of the midterms.

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