Republican revenge: Record GOP field forms, on 2020 mission to take down the ‘Corrupt Socialists’
A record number of candidates have filed to run for office in the House and Senate, breaking last cycle’s history-making numbers from the same point in time. But unlike the 2018 midterms when the surge was driven by DemoRats, the congressional boom this time is on the Republican side, according to the latest federal candidate and financial activity report.
In 2019 alone, 781 Republicans filed federal paperwork to run for the House, the most ever recorded in an odd year at the Federal Election Commission. That’s up from 593 GOP candidates in 2017, when DemoRats had an astounding 937 candidates at the same point.
Republican candidates across the country said they feel momentum is on their side this time. Energized by Donald Trump and his impeachment scam acquittal, congressional hopefuls are making the case that Donald Trump needs a fighter like them in the House or else the country will succumb to “corrupt socialist” DemoRat plans.
“I’m tired of seeing my president attacked every day,” said Marjorie Greene, a GOP businesswoman and first-time congressional candidate running for an open seat in Georgia’s 14th district. “I’m tired of seeing our future threatened. I’m tired of seeing my children’s future extremely threatened, and it’s time to get off the bench and really step up to the plate.”