Republican Blames GOP For Midterms Loss

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, said on Sunday that the GOP “nominated some bad candidates” for this year’s midterm elections. This statement was made during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week”. During a roundtable discussion, Christie noted that there had been more enthusiasm by the Democrats than what was originally anticipated. This led to many more people showing up to vote, than what was originally estimated by the polls.

He also added that the party had a few bad candidates, especially in Senate races. This is something that some had been discussing since the summer. However, what the GOP had hoped was that people would look past that fact as they would be overwhelmed by the economic and crime issues.

Christie himself thought that this would actually happen. As the election was nearing, many Republicans also started talking about a “red wave”. Many thought that the midterm elections would align with the historic trend of the incumbent president losing seats in Congress and that the GOP would manage to secure a majority in both the upper and lower chamber.

However, this did not happen, as the Democrats managed to win 50 Senate seats so far, with the Republicans winning 49 seats. There is only one runoff election left in Georgia on Dec. 6 between Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock.

Following the 2022 midterms, many in the GOP have been placing the blame for the poor performance on the quality of candidates set forth and backed by former President Donald Trump.

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