The Republicans are starting to lose it…..
An email circulated last Thursday by Matt Bales, political director for the NC state legislature’s GOP House caucus (and quickly leaked to the tealiban Daily Haymaker blog) reveals a state party in panic over the prospect of losing its nearly decade-long control of the state’s lower house.
Bales’ pearl-clutching memo warns GOP legislators:
Last night, there was a special election in Pennsylvania [….] The outcome is yet another example of the Democratic base being fired up and the Republicans not turning out their voters. The momentum on the Democratic side is real [….]
Based on last night’s results, here is the 2019 makeup of the NC General Assembly:
Democrat Seats = 74
Republican Seats = 46
The looming outcome Bales warns of for November would represent not merely a loss of the GOP’s current veto-proof super-majority in the state House, but a literal revolution, flipping the body head-over-heels from its current R:75 / D:45 composition…..