The media’s predicted ‘Blue Wave’ may be hitting a major snag just weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, with the Democratic Party “struggling” to “mobilize” Latino voters heading into the high-stakes showdown.
According to the Hill, Democrats are gaining among female voters but are having a difficult time reaching out to another pivotal voting group: Hispanic-Americans.
“Less than four weeks before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, there are signs that Democrats have room for improvement with Hispanic voters,” writes the Hill.
“There are a lot of potential voters out there that are still really up for grabs on both sides,” said Adrian Pantoja of polling organization Latino Decisions. “While the sentiment and anger is favoring the Democratic party, they can either capitalize, or they can, as in past years, wait until the 11th hour and squander it.”
President Trump has made major inroads among traditionally Democratic-leaning voters in recent months; touting record low unemployment and higher wages for minorities across the country.
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ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Pelosi Says ‘CIVILIZATION AT RISK’ in 2018 Midterms
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled-down on her anti-Trump rhetoric this week, saying “civilization as we know it as at risk” should the Republicans continue to lead Congress following the 2018 midterm elections.
Pelosi was speaking with Rolling Stone magazine when she was asked to comment on how the Democrats were prepared to flip districts won by President Trump in 2016; saying “How do you narrow it down?”
“Civilization as we know it today is at risk in this election. We have to win. We have to win. So you can’t spread your money too thinly, because you can run the risk,” said the leading Democrat.
“If the election were today – no question we would win. But you have to be aware of the undercurrents. Because you don’t know what can come along – and what comes along eclipses what you’re doing,” she added.
Pelosi’s comments come as the over-hyped “blue wave” predicted for this November continues to crash and burn, with some polls showing the once double-digit Democrat advantage reduced to just a few points.
Read the full interview at Rolling Stone.
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Pelosi VOWS to Run for Speaker if DEMS Take Congress
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi set off alarm bells throughout Democratic circles Thursday, confirming her plans to run for Speaker of the House should her party retake control of Congress after the 2018 midterms.
Pelosi’s comments were warmly received by Republicans across the country heading into the elections; with GOP strategists planning to tie their opponents to the unpopular Democrat as American voters head to the polls.
“We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” Pelosi told the Boston Globe this week.
“It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense,” she added, referencing the top positions in Congress and the White House. “I have no intention of walking away from that table.”
“She is the most unpopular politician in every single competitive district in the country,” said a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, who welcomed the news of her run for Speaker of the House.
Read the full story at the Boston Globe.