Republican U.S. House candidates broke expectations in the 2020 election, in part because independents and some Democratic voters “connected the dots” between Liberal Democratic governance and the economic deterioration of their communities, according to a GOP legislator.
U.S. Representative Tom McClintock of California, a Republican from the Sacramento area and a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said on Fox News’ “Hannity” that people in Liberal and Democratic ridings have seen firsthand how leftist policies had failed them.
He said that in many places where there is a uniform left-wing grip on political power, voters often face rampant homelessness, high taxes, failed public schools, unemployment and unemployment. soaring energy costs.
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“This is what the Democratic left is offering,” he said, adding that many voters in his home state recognized the problem.
“And I think Californians are fed up with that and I think Americans all over the country are looking at places like California and New York and saying we don’t want to go there,” McClintock continued, pointing to two states. otherwise Democrats. where House Republicans made their biggest gains.
“This is why the elections in Georgia are so important,” he added, pointing to the state where two second-round US Senate elections on January 5 will determine control of the chamber.
In New York, State Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican who was her party’s candidate against Bill de Blasio in the 2017 New York mayoral election, toppled U.S. Representative Max Rose, DN.Y .
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In doing so, the Staten Island lawmaker became New York’s only Republican congressman.
In McClintock’s California, several Republicans in hotly contested races emerged victorious, including Representative-elect David Valadao, R-Calif., Whose victory was heralded by host Tammy Bruce during “Hannity.”
Elsewhere in the state, elected representatives Young Kim and Michelle Steel defeated their outgoing Democratic opponents, as the GOP added to its ranks in the House despite predictions it would lose about a dozen net seats.