ORLANDO, Fla. — While intra-party squabbles have emerged within the GOP in the post-Trump era, top Republicans who gathered for their annual retreat in Orlando are in agreement that momentum is on their side to flip back the House in 2022.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer — who is tasked with leading the House GOP campaign arm’s strategy to win back the lower chamber — said he thinks it’s too early to project the number of seats they will pick up, but he’s bullish about their odds.
The Minnesota Republican noted that they far exceeded political forecasters’ expectations last cycle, where some projected they would lose 10-to-15 seats but defied the odds, making substantial gains that have led to Democrats holding the slimmest majority in modern history.
“It’s within grasp — the difference between the 213 and the 218 was 31,751 votes. I meant it when I said it after the election that I was disappointed