Republicans recently swept all three statewide elections for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General in Virginia for the first time since 2009.
Democrats know they’re facing an uphill battle in the midterm elections.
But now Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are worried sick about their jobs after the results of this one election.
Even though South Carolina is predominantly Republican, there are a few Democrat strongholds across the Palmetto State.
For example, Democrats have dominated Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, for more than a decade.
In fact, during the 2020 Presidential election, Joe Biden carried the city of Columbia by nearly 40 points, and Barack Obama carried it by 33 points in 2012 and 29 points in 2008.
Columbia has been so reliably blue that Republicans never put forth a challenger to Democrat Mayor Stephen Benjamin, who was elected in 2010.
That’s why Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are worried sick about losing their majority after Republican Daniel Rickenmann recently defeated Democrat Tameika Isaac Devine in Columbia’s Mayoral election.
After a hand count of the runoff election vote, Rickenmann defeated Devine by less than 900 votes to become the third Republican Mayor of Columbia in the past 30 years.
This is a major defeat for Democrats, who went all in on the race by bringing in prominent figures like Barack Obama and Democrat Majority Whip James Clyburn during the final weeks of the election.
Barack Obama even recorded an audio message supporting Devine in the days leading up to the run-off vote in hopes of pulling out a victory for Democrats.
But Obama and Clyburn’s efforts failed.
And Republican Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, celebrated Rickenmann’s victory as part of a “red wave.”
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 17, 2021
With Joe Biden’s approval ratings tanking and Republicans leading Democrats in the generic Congressional ballot survey for the first time in 40 years, Devine’s loss is more bad news for Democrats ahead of the 2022 midterms.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.