Democrats scored a major “own goal” when Hillary Clinton decided to “help” them by campaigning in the 2018 elections:
Defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is considering her role in the campaign for the 2018 midterm elections, multiple sources told The Hill.
Clinton, who has been a prominent figure in the Democratic Party for many years, having served as first lady of the United States, a senator from New York, and Secretary of State under the Obama administration, has already launched a PAC aimed at supporting Democratic candidates in next year’s elections.
However, a close and long-term confidante told the publication that Clinton has her eye on districts in which she defeated Donald Trump, as she plots her revenge for her electoral college landslide defeat in the presidential elections.
“She’s very well aware of how she performed in those districts,” the source said. “She knows she won Darrell Issa’s district by 8,” a reference to the Californian Republican’s seat seen as a Democratic target. “She knows she came close in about a handful of others. She has studied this stuff thoroughly.”
However, Republican leaders claim to be excited by the prospect of Clinton taking a prominent role in campaigning, given her toxic reputation across America. During the election campaign, Clinton also described half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a “basket of deplorables” made up of “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” people. She went on to lose the Electoral College vote by 232 to Donald Trump’s 306.
The Republicans are absolutely correct to be excited. One major reason Ossoff was defeated in Georgia despite facing a weak opponent in Karen Handel is because of ads successfully tying Ossoff to Nancy Pelosi. This is believed to have had a significant impact on the election, enough that Democrats began talking seriously of unseating Pelosi after their defeat.
Hillary has likewise worn out her welcome, and I think tying her and Pelosi to candidates running against Republicans could help replicate the results of Georgia across the country.