“People are all asking the question of what’s next, who’s next in the Democratic Party leadership, who are the up-and-coming people ahead of 2020. But at this point, it’s [just] a lot of questions."
There really aren't any. Of the ones talking about running in 2020, Chuck Schumer at 66, is the youth and vitality. The rest talking about running are or, will be in their 70's and all have the same ideas that led to their massive defeats nationwide.
The GOP sweeps of 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, with greater Dem losses each time in the US Congress, eliminated the up and comers. Pelosi refused to step down for a young Democrat from Ohio to take over the Minority position in the House despite having presided over ever-increasing Democrat defeats since Obama was elected and she became the Democrat leader.
Obama, Reid and Pelosi have decimated the Democrat Party and the future leaders all lost. When January rolls around, the Republican Party will control more legislative chambers at the state level than ever before in the history of our nation.
State Senates in Maine and West Virginia have officially gone red, meaning that the GOP will field majorities in 69 out of 98 partisan legislatures (Nebraska's state legislature is unicameral and nonpartisan).
For those keeping score at home, that's 70 percent of all legislatures. And that's with Republican governors presiding over nearly two-thirds of all states. As I said yesterday, not bad for a "regional party."
According to the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), the party also broke Democratic legislative supermajorities in California, Delaware, Maryland and Vermont. Nowhere did the Republican wave hit more dramatically than in Nevada.
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