Running into hurricaneforce headwinds
GOP Rep. Charlie Dent on what Democrat Conor Lamb's success in a traditionally red district means for future elections: "I think most Republicans realize we're running into a very serious headwind -- hurricane-force wind" https://t.co/BGHQ3SQQzf pic.twitter.com/dTsZw958nO
Pennsylvania Rep. Charles Dent (R) on Wednesday warned Republicans that they are facing a "very serious headwind" going into the midterm congressional elections.
In an interview with CNN's "New Day," Dent said that Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb's too-close-to-call race Tuesday night in Pennsylvania's 18th District, which voted for President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE by a 20-point margin in 2016, should be a serious red flag to the GOP.
"I think most Republicans realize we're running into a very serious headwind, a hurricane-force wind," Dent said. "It's coming, and we have to be ready for it. Some of our members in the marginal districts, the swing districts, are better prepared for these fights, frankly, than some members in safer seats."
Dent went on to warn his fellow Republicans in traditionally-red districts that Lamb's success means they are just as vulnerable as GOP members in swing districts.
"I tell you what, if you're a Republican member in a pretty safe seat, like this one was, that's where I'd be nervous because these members are not used to running in these types of competitive situations," he said.
"The marginal swing districts, they know they're in for a fight. It's these guys in these safer seats, I think this is a wake-up call for them."Read More...