The Republican House campaign ground game was excellent. As opposed to Republican efforts at another level, the National Republican Congressional Committee, under Rep. Tom Emmer, excelled at national and local campaigns and was directly responsible for the superb showing in recent elections. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also deserves much credit.
FNC for details: ” Republican U.S. House candidates shattered expectations in the 2020 election, in part because independents and some Democratic voters ‘connected the dots’ between liberal Democratic governance and the economic deterioration in their communities, according to one GOP lawmaker. U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock of California, a Sacramento-area Republican and member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ that people in liberal and Democratic precincts have seen firsthand how the left’s policies have failed them. He said that in many places where there is a uniform left-wing hold on political power, constituents are often left dealing with rampant homelessness, high taxes, failing public schools, unemployment and skyrocketing energy costs.”
“That’s what the Democratic left delivers,” McClintock said, adding, “And I think Californians are getting fed up with that and I think Americans across the country are looking at places like California and New York and saying we don’t want to go there.”
In other GOP House news, Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks leads Democrat Rita Hart by six votes after a recount in Iowa’s 2nd District.
The state canvassing board will meet Monday to certify the results. Hart’s campaign released this statement, “We will closely review what the county and state boards do on Monday with an eye toward making sure all Iowa voices are fully and fairly heard.”
Miller-Meeks is confirming victory, “While the race is extraordinarily close, I am proud to have won this contest and look forward to being certified as the winner by the state’s Executive Council on Monday. It is the honor of a lifetime to be elected to serve the people of eastern and southern Iowa.”
Other Republicans sent in kudos, “Congratulations to my friend, and the first woman to represent Iowa’s 2nd District, [Mariannette Miller-Meeks]! Looking forward to serving alongside you in Congress representing our Great State of Iowa,” said Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.
Congratulations to my friend, and the first woman to represent Iowa’s 2nd District, @millermeeks! Looking forward to serving alongside you in Congress representing our Great State of Iowa.
— Joni Ernst (@joniernst) November 29, 2020
“Congratulations! @millermeeks,” Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote on Twitter. “More good news for the House.”