Republicans have a lot to worry about heading into 2020. Elections this past Tuesday night proved that their attempts to use anti-impeachment theatrics as a boost for their political chances are not working. After Kentucky’s Trump-backed, incumbent Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin lost, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home state Democratic challenger Amy McGrath took to social media to pronounce that Dems were coming for his seat next. At present, McConnell is wildly unpopular in the state — only 18 percent of home state respondents in a recent poll said they approved of the job he was doing.
Including a link to donate to her campaign, McGrath posted on Twitter:
‘A Democrat defeated one of the most unpopular Republicans in the country in a statewide election in Kentucky. This year, it was Matt Bevin. Next year, it’ll be Mitch McConnell. Join our team’
A Democrat defeated one of the most unpopular Republicans in the country in a statewide election in Kentucky.
This year, it was Matt Bevin. Next year, it’ll be Mitch McConnell.
Join our team 👇🏻https://t.co/3ktQmUgey9
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) November 6, 2019
She’s already had significant fundraising success. By mid-October, McGrath had raised more than $10.7 million in her fight to unseat the long-serving Senate leader, although at that point, McConnell still had more campaign cash in the bank. Still, her fundraising was outpacing that of McConnell, and this past Tuesday night proved that Republicans can’t count on victory in states like Kentucky even when President Donald Trump stops by to personally campaign. At a Monday rally, he proclaimed that a Matt Bevin loss would be a disaster for him personally, and on Tuesday — Bevin lost.
That’s not the only ground that Republicans lost on Tuesday. For the first time since the early 1990s, Democrats also secured control of both chambers of the Virginia state legislature while they also had the governorship, meaning that the state is now essentially entirely led by Democrats. Trump had personally invested in that race too, bombastically tweeting about the supposed negative outcomes on the way should Democrats win. Voters apparently did not believe him, which doesn’t bode well for the GOP’s 2020 chances…
Check out Twitter’s response to McGrath below…