Five Revivalist Republicans Leading The House Red Wave
The size and impact of the highly anticipated Republican red wave in the upcoming midterm elections, that many on the right are prayerfully hoping will rip the reins of power from liberal Democrat lawmakers in Congress, are no longer so clear, say observers from the left as well as the right.
With skyrocketing gas prices across the nation, mounting supply chain issues and climbing inflation, conventional wisdom — which says midterms are largely voter referendums on the economy — suggested a Republican takeover was all but inevitable a few months ago.
But a short list of unconventional events — the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in late June, passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden’s executive order erasing student loan debts and the fall of gas prices through late summer (although pumps are starting to show higher prices again) — provided an apparent voter confidence lifeline to Democrats, who were down three points to Republicans in a generic head-to-head in March but claimed a five-point edge just before Labor Day, according to a national survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal.
Data from online polling analyst FiveThirtyEight shows Republicans led polls of the generic congressional ballot — polls that ask voters which party they are likely to support for Congress — by 2.3 points the day the high court released its abortion ruling. However, Democrats since gained 2.7 points and now lead the polling by a small margin.
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice’s raid last month of Mar-a-Lago, former President Trump’s home in Florida, and the ongoing spectacle of the Congressional hearings ostensibly being conducted to investigate former President Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the Capital have provided the perpetual rationale for many critics in the mainstream media to question and malign Trump’s character, along with casting largely anyone else who identifies as Republican, prescribes to a conservative point of view or simply professes a love for traditional American values as extreme, hateful and on the brink of violence.
Yet, those same media pundits aren’t yet writing off a Republican insurgence. Of the nearly 160 primary endorsements for House GOP candidates granted by President Trump, only one, U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn from North Carolina, lost his re-election campaign. Out of his overall 200-plus primary endorsements for Congress and state-level offices, the former president saw about 91 percent of his picks win.
Put another way, however extensive the electoral red wave ultimately proves, the scope of Republican leadership and activism may well be in transition, as a marked number of Congressional candidates appear inspired by Trump’s fighting spirit and, based on their campaign messaging are no longer willing to go along with the standing Republican tendency to sacrifice core conservative values for the sake of maintaining the veneer of Congressional collegiality, especially when Liberals seem to ever have their long knives out, ready and willing to politically damage those on the opposing side whenever possible.
Harriet Hageman, the natural resources litigation attorney who beat out U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney with a landslide primary vote after the incumbent Congresswoman, one of President Trump’s staunchest critics, accepted a spot on the Jan. 6 committee, uses words of resistance when talking about halting what she says is the “radical” Biden agenda.
Hageman asserts voters in her home state of Wyoming and across the nation recognize the true issues affecting them.
“The Left has unleashed an onslaught on our Constitution and they are working their way down the list of freedoms they have decided must be taken away,” she said in an online post. “They want to eliminate freedom of speech, dissolve our right to keep and bear arms and seize our private property.
“Our rights are not allowances from the government that can be so easily destroyed. Freedom and liberty are inherent in each of us, granted upon conception by our Creator,” said Hageman, who has spent much of her legal career fighting for the rights of individual land owners. “The separation of powers, a limited and confined government and individual liberty are more endangered now than at any time in the history of the United States.”
Hageman, 59, a former Wyoming state member with the Republican National Committee, first jumped into politics in 2018 with an unsuccessful bid to become the state’s governor. Her Congressional campaign, for the only House seat for the Cowboy State, has the endorsements of Pres. Trump, U.S. Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy from California.
In November, Hageman faces Democrat Lynnette GreyBull, a self-described “single mom, 9-5 worker and a community advocate,” who would be the first indigenous Congressional representative from Wyoming if elected.
“Every decision that Congress makes should be focused on what is best for American families and businesses, not on what helps the globalists or the military industrial complex,” said Hageman. “Putting America First means Putting Americans First.”
In Ohio’s recently reconfigured 7th Congressional District, which is located in the north-eastern part of the state and includes a large portion of the city of Canton, Max Miller, a campaign and White House aide for Trump, is running against Democrat Matthew Diemer, a media entrepreneur. Miller, who previously served in the Marine Corps infantry, earned his former boss’ first primary endorsement and first campaign rally appearance.
During an extended video interview with Spectrum News 1 in Columbus, Miller, 33, assured viewers that, contrary to previous reports, he didn’t enter the primary to knock incumbent U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzales — one of 10 House Republican who voted to impeach Trump and decided not to seek re-election — out of the race to appease the former president.
“Sit down with me. Get to know who I am,” Miller told Spectrum News 1 interviewer Taylor Popielarz. “I didn’t run or get into this race because of Anthony Gonzalez’s vote. I got into this race because of the manipulation and the maneuvering that I saw in Washington D.C., of people who got too fat and happy taking advantage of the system…you continue to see publicly elected officials go ahead, and they’re worth, you know, maybe a couple hundred thousand, maybe a couple million, or maybe nothing at all.”
But then, Miller continued in the Popielarz interview, “by the time they leave office, they’re worth millions and millions…that’s not a public servant, that’s a self-servant.”
Soaring inflation and high gas prices are crushing small business owners,” Miller posted on Twitter, adding supply chain issues are causing a shortage of materials “and no one in DC listens to the PEOPLE.
“Working for President Donald J. Trump gave me lifelong work experiences and has prepared me to lead in Washington on day one,” he continued on Twitter. “Proud to be a part of the America First team that is going to take our country back this November…We win when we are united and conservatives have never been more united than we are now.”
Said Miller: “When I get to DC I will always stand strong and won’t back down on the issues that matter…Ohio’s 7th district will have no stronger voice.”
Three voices in Texas — House Republican candidates Casandra “Cassy” Garcia, who looks to represent her 28th Congressional District, Monica De La Cruz, who hopes to represent the 15th District, and U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores, who has the distinction as the first Mexican-born female in Congress and is seeking re-election in the 34th Congressional District — are also earning growing support for their individual stances on America First values, as well as their united and loud criticism of the way Democrats have long neglected and taken their Latino community for granted.
“The time is now. Democrats have felt entitled to the Latino vote with little to show in return,” Flores said in an online post. In November, she faces Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzales Jr.,who is being termed out of his current post in the 15th District.
All three Latina candidates closely align themselves with values associated with the America First agenda.
Flores confirms her commitment to “fortifying our legal immigration system, in securing our borders, lowering the costs of healthcare, lowering taxes, promoting small businesses and less government,” adding she is “a Pro-Life, Pro-Second Amendment, and Pro-Law Enforcement candidate that wants to earn your vote.”
Flores prides herself on being a “U.S. Customs and Border Protection wife and a mother, fighting for a better future for the children of South Texas.”
Garcia, who served as an agricultural and business liaison for the Texas Commissioner of Agriculture before taking a position in the office of Sen, ted Cruz in 2013 and then was appointed in 2020 as commissioner of the Trump White House’s Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, faces incumbent Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar in the general election. She said in another online post that people throughout her district “are hungry for a new voice in Washington, one that inspires hope and is focused on creating jobs, protecting innocent life, and upholding our Constitutional rights…to work tirelessly every day to make the American dream possible for every citizen and family.”
During a recent visit to the U.S. Southern border near McAllen, Texas, De La Cruz, who faces Democrat business owner Michelle Vallejo in November, complained to Fox News Digital that Democrats constantly try to push their message onto Hispanics. But ,”they’re not looking at what our values are, they’re not talking about our values, they continue to force down our throat this woke consciousness, and messages that simply just don’t resonate with Hispanics.”
De La Cruz, a mother of two who got her start as an entertainment intern with the Turner Network and went on to jobs with TNT and Cartoon Network Latin America before heading back to Texas to start several successful businesses, proclaims in a video posted to her campaign website, “When you love something, it’s worth protecting…and I love America. As a mom, I teach my kids to follow the rules, just as my grandmother did when she legally immigrated from Mexico.
But Joe Biden and the Democrat Party “abandoned us and our border, transforming our country with drugs, gangs and violence,” De La Cruz continues. “Unlike Joe Biden, I think America is worth protecting.”