Given Republicans' outsized expectations of a "red tsunami" on Election Day, many GOP voters, analysts, and politicians woke up the next morning feeling dismal about their party's performance in the 2022 midterms – but Nov. 8 was far from a failure, as Republicans managed to pull off some stunners in Democrat strongholds and will likely control the House in January.
In the initial shock of a less-than-dominant outcome, swaths of Republicans reflexively blamed former President Donald Trump, who encouraged and endorsed several candidates who ultimately came up short in competitive races. But political strategists say that explanation may be more convenient than it is accurate.
Receive Unlimited Access to ALL Newsmax Platinum Reports!
By becoming an exclusive Newsmax Platinum member, you receive:
- special investigative reports
- breaking political insider news, including VIP interviews from Washington
- in-depth interviews with A-list celebs driving the day's headlines
- thousands of articles you won't find anywhere else!
All just by becoming a Newsmax Platinum Member today!Sign Up for Platinum AccessLogin