“But even more than that, they never thought that this particular Democrat would be leaning so forcefully into an impeachment inquiry against a Republican president.”
Some people are slow learners.
Marketing and money is how Casten got in!
I noted in more than just Casten’s district the dems were running “moderate” dems who were clean cut, young looking men in their early 40s with cute wives and cute young children—big on marketing to busy mid to late 30 year old millennial voters who don’t pay much attention attention beyond popular culture issues...
A lot of “anti-gun” and “pro-choice” money flooded into Roskum’s district...Never seen so much outside issue signage...Sadly, those were two issues on which Roskum was strong.
I am not sure Roskum’s heart was in the election...As an aside he was tepid on Trump...voted party line (even if it did not support Trump).
Was it stolen, like other "close" Dem victories in 2018?
So they have a radical Democrat in Henry Hydes old district? Thatll teach em about I vote for the person, not for the party nonsense. I hope they undo their mistake next year.
If the pubbies run a real conservative, this putz is going to be a one term congress critter.
Impeachment in 2019 is like the Obamacare vote in 2009. A bunch of Democrats lied their way into office by claiming to be “moderate”. They then were bullied into voting for Obamacare in 2009 and got fired for it by the voters in 2010.
Impeachment is stripping off all the fake “moderate” campaign rhetoric the 2018 Dems used to win those Red and Purple districts. There are in a lose-lose position. Don’t vote for impeachment and lose all the big fat checks from the lunatic Democrat Donor class Vote for impeachment and lose any chance to lie your way back into office in 2020.