Dems Plagued By Weak Candidates, Woke Agendas

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 07: Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs answers media questions at a campaign event on November 06, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Hobbs faces Republican and former President Donald Trump favorite Kari Lake in tomorrow's general election, which polls suggest is a virtual tie.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Early in the 2022 campaign, the media assumption was that the GOP was saddled with weak candidates for statewide and federal offices.
  • Some of the Republican candidates were deemed to be too conservative or politically unseasoned to win.
  • As the campaign played out, it turned out that it was the Democratic Party that found itself saddled with a number of weak candidates talking about issues that were unimportant to voters.
  • Now Democrats find themselves in the position of potentially losing some races to Republicans even in deep-blue states.


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