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Republicans Break Record for Candidate Filings Before Midterm Elections

This year’s Republican congressional candidates broke records. They have more candidates than Democrats for the 2022 midterms, indicating that a red wave will be coming in November. At least 1,277 Republicans, or 55% of the 2,317 candidates for Congress, filed paperwork for House and Senate seats.

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First-quarter Federal Election Commission figures show only 41% of candidates are Democrats, with the rest from third parties, the Washington Examiner reported. Early election enthusiasm can be measured by the number of candidates wanting to run for Congress. Lopsided candidate filings predicted wave elections in 2018, 2010, and 2006. Read more here.

The previous first-quarter record was 2,182 candidates in 2018, propelled by a protest movement against President Trump. With 1,221 candidates or 56% of the roster, Democrats swept the House. While it can’t be considered a scientific predictor, it looks like the candidate dominance belongs to Republicans now.“We’re going to win the majority,” Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, told the Washington Examiner. “That’s what I’m projecting.”


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