“I think we’re going to win the House,” Trump said speaking from a debate stage in Nashville.
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“That’s one of the reasons I think we’re going to take over the house because of that,” the president said.
Republicans face a significant tough fight to retake the majority of the House they lost in 2018. The GOP would require a net gain of 18 seats to flip the lower chamber and in many cases spend itself to protect the districts they currently hold.
Nonpartisan election forecasters say Democrats benefit. The Inside Election has estimated that Democrats will trap 10 to 20 seats in the lower chamber, and Cook’s political report predicts Democrats will likely expand their majority.
Down-ballot Republicans have had to deal with multiple retirements, especially in Texas, and the redistricting has simultaneously put the party in a defensive position. GOP House candidates also have to take into account Trump’s low approval ratings, to which Democrats have tied him.