Democrats have begun recapture Governorships around the country from Republicans and some of the remaining Republican governor’s ARE worried….
It has gotten so bad that safe Republican governor spots in Red States have had fairly close races where Trump rolled up double digit wins only 2 years ago…
Republican governors are warning President Donald Trump that he and the GOP need to make a sharp course correction after their midterm shellacking to avoid losing again in 2020.
While the president has hailed the election as a “tremendous success” and a “big victory,” Republican governors, who will play a central role in overseeing the GOP’s state-by-state 2020 machinery, are taking stock of the party’s poor performance in the November elections and drawing up plans for major fixes.
The discussions stretched out over several days this week during the Republican Governors Association’s annual winter meeting, the party’s first major political gathering since the midterms. In interviews, more than a dozen of the GOP’s most prominent governors and officials implored the party to address its plummeting support among women and upper-income suburban voters, pleaded with the president to ratchet down his rhetoric, and urged a rethinking of the party’s widespread use of slash-and-burn TV ads that fell flat in 2018.
Among those roaming the halls of the Fairmont Princess resort was Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican who coasted to reelection in liberal Maryland. He said the midterms exposed a party that appeals to a narrowing base of supporters as it alienates vast swaths of the electorate.
“The Republican Party started to have problems before Trump ever arrived on the scene two years ago. Trump has exacerbated some of those issues and put a focus on” the shortcomings, he said. “But the party’s got to take a hard look at itself. If you’re going to be a majority party you’ve got to appeal to a majority of people.”
“I’m hopeful that it can get better, but I’m concerned that it could get worse,” he added. “And that’s really a debate within the party to say, ‘What are we about? What are we going to focus on?'”….