WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are eyeing big gains in Tuesday’s election, telling supporters in the final weekend of the 2022 campaign that Democrats are on the rise due to high inflation and crime rates rising in parts of the country. are suing to punish Democratic leaders, including President Joe Biden and his party’s two most recent White House predecessors, said the prospect of a Republican victory could undermine the very future of American democracy.
More than 39 million people have already voted in elections to determine control of Congress and key governors. Biden was campaigning in a New York suburb on Sunday night, the day after former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton delivered closing remarks to voters.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, head of the Democratic House campaign division, is in stiff competition for his seat north of New York City. But he argued on Sunday that the Democrats were “trying to do better than people thought on Tuesday” and that his party “isn’t perfect” but that “we have a responsibility to believe in this democracy.” An adult,” he added.
“I think this race is very close. I think everyone who cares about the extremism – racism, anti-Semitism, violence – of this ‘MAGA’ movement needs to come out and vote.” increase. It’s not just Democrats, it’s the independents and fair Republicans,” Maloney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” referring to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Florida Senator Rick Scott, who heads the Republican Senate campaign branch, countered: People are voting. ”
“There is no energy on the Democratic side,” he said on NBC. “This election is about the Biden agenda.”
Former President Donald Trump, who has scheduled a rally in Miami on Sunday, hopes strong Republican supporters on Election Day will generate momentum for the 2024 presidential election.
Scott will participate in the rally. Not invited, however, is Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, who is running for re-election against Democrat Charlie Christ, and who, if he takes part in the White House race, could be Trump’s. Widely considered the most formidable challenger.
On Saturday night in Pennsylvania, Trump said he hoped the Republicans would win a “historic victory” in the midterm elections. But DeSantis was also on his mind. He called the governor “Ron Desanctimonias”. It’s a rivalry that has been simmering for more than a year, as DeSantis takes increasingly bold steps to build a national profile and deep funding network.
DeSantis, who rolled back COVID-19 restrictions amid the pandemic and has become a popular national figure among conservatives, shares Trump’s boxer instincts. Trump remains the most popular figure in the Republican Party. However, many Trump supporters are eager for the possibility that DeSantis is Trump’s natural successor and could run without much of Trump’s political denial.
Mr Trump has privately complained about Mr DeSantis’ failure to say he would not run.
When Joe O’Dea, the Republican candidate for the Senate of Colorado, said he would prefer someone other than Trump as the 2024 candidate, citing DeSantis and others, Trump lambasted O’Dea on social media: “MAGA Don’t vote for stupid people “Big mouth,” Trump said.
A few days later, DeSantis endorsed O’Dea, who voted for Trump twice.
For Democrats across the country, the focus is on the fate of their narrow control over the House and Senate.
Voters may blame the party that controls the White House and Congress amid soaring inflation, fears of crime and pessimism about the direction of the country. suggesting to wear
First Lady Jill Biden attended a church service while campaigning for the Democratic Party in Houston.
“There’s a lot at stake in this election,” she said on Sunday. “We have to speak up for justice and democracy.”
Vice President Kamala Harris, who is campaigning in Chicago, said, “These attacks on our democracy not only directly affect the people of our country, but they will undoubtedly affect people around the world. American democracy, she said, “will only get as strong as our willingness to fight for democracy, and that’s why we’re here today.” “Because we are ready to fight for it.”
Trump has long falsely claimed that he lost the 2020 election simply because the Democrats rigged it. Federal intelligence agencies have warned of possible political violence by far-right extremists.
President Biden’s interim address defends his administration’s key legislative achievements, warning that abortion rights, voting rights, Social Security and Medicare will be at risk if Republicans take control of Congress. We focus on
Obama, who joined Biden in Philadelphia on Saturday, said generations of Americans died for democracy and said, “Don’t take it for granted.” Biden himself said, “We need to reaffirm the values that have defined us for so long.
At a New York rally for Gov. Kathy Hochul seeking her first full term, Clinton said the loss of control of the House and Senate by Democrats would have “enormous consequences.”
Ronna McDaniel, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Democrats were “inflation deniers” for rejecting the results of the 2020 free and fair presidential election simply because Trump lost. said the opposition was trying to deflect the branding of her party as anti-democratic.
“If we take back the House and Senate, that’s what the American people are saying to Joe Biden: Work for us, work across the aisles to solve the problems we’re dealing with. I’m saying,” McDaniel said. He told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Lee Sanders, president of the United States Federation of State, County and Local Employees, the largest civil servants union in the United States with 1.4 million members, is touring the nation for Democrats. He said, “It will be difficult, it will be tough, but we are not giving up hope.
“People are obviously worried about the economy,” Sanders said. But voters “worried about their freedom being taken away, whether we’re talking about the right to vote or women’s choice,” he said.
Associated Press writers Jill Colvin and Hope Yen contributed to this report.
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