The Cook people are well respected and non-partisan. And the news for Republicans after this week is really, really bad. House 2018: Rating Changes in 20 Districts
Republicans’ 217-213 passage of the American Health Care Act on Thursday guarantees Democrats will have at least one major on-the-record vote to exploit in the next elections. Although it’s the first of potentially many explosive votes, House Republicans’ willingness to spend political capital on a proposal that garnered the support of just 17 percent of the public in a March Quinnipiac poll is consistent with past scenarios that have generated a midterm wave…
In light of the vote, we are shifting our ratings in 20 districts, all reflecting enhanced opportunities for Democrats. The major caveat is that 18 months is an eternity in politics and that as always, we will continue to adjust our outlook as events unfold and the landscape develops. View our new ratings here:
As we noted before, 2017 is the year that Republicans took away healthcare from their base and made everyone’s mom cry.
Crossposted at Mock Paper Scissors