Just like Republicans in California in 2018, Kentucky Republicans are facing a wipe out by a blue wave in 2019, which would be a disaster for the party as it tries to hold on to the Senate and the White House in 2020.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is already so deeply unpopular in the state that his Democratic challengers are smelling blood in the water.
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But now every Kentucky Republican on the ballot could go down in defeat as well if a new internal Democratic poll is any sign of things to come.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is the most vulnerable even with President Donald Trump is his corner as his Democratic opponent Andy Beshear leads him by nine points 48-39.
Bevin’s attacks on education and healthcare have enraged millions of voters since he took office, leaving him with an approval rating of only 38 percent.
And the news doesn’t get better from there for the GOP, especially since the next two Republican candidates are proteges of McConnell.
In the race for Attorney General, former Democratic state House Speaker Greg Stumbo leads 46 to 39 against Republican and former McConnell legal counsel Daniel Cameron.
And Democratic former Second Lady of Kentucky Heather French Henry is crushing conservative former Justice Department lawyer Michael Adams in the Secretary of State race 52 to 37, a 15 point margin that will be increasingly difficult to overcome as voters are reminded of Adams’ link to McConnell during the campaign.
— Niles Francis (@NilesGApol) August 22, 2019
Trump himself is also faces a tough fight in Kentucky, and he could easily drag McConnell down in flames with him. Both men are obsessed with taking healthcare away from people and Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t have a plan to replace Obamacare if it were repealed.
If Kentucky ends up being a string of Republican losses on November 5, 2019, it could serve as a sign that 2020 is going to be a bloodbath in favor of Democrats across the country.
People are clearly angry at Republicans, and we are going to get to see just how angry they are in just over two months and whether that anger will carry over into 2020. If it does, Republicans are screwed.
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