With the governor’s elections in New Jersey and Virginia, many in the media are providing a glimpse into the 2018 midterms. In Virginia, there is no reason why the Democrats should have believed that this seat was ever in danger.
However last year’s elections had given them the picture that Hillary had a 96% chance of being crowned.
The Dems doing their victory lap, never really perceived the fact that Ed Gillespie was a Bush man and only embraced President Trump’s policies later in the game. That being said it has been a big sign that Gillespie was only playing the field.
Paul Ryan is one of the fearful Republicans who thinks their legislative pace is not acceptable to Trump supporters. And now, with their energized base, Democrat leaders are warning the Speaker.
Ryan’s favorability in his own district is 47 percent positive and 46 percent negative. However, in Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District, Ryan is only viewed favorably by 20 percent of voters.
Likewise, in Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District, just 21 percent of voters view the House Speaker positively.
Ryan is being challenged in the Republican primary by Paul Nehlen. Nehlen is an ally of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. “I’ve got three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and attacks from Breitbart,” Ryan has previously stated about Bannon’s website.
-The Daily Caller
According to DC Clothesline listings, Paul Nehlen is an attractive candidate and a no-nonsense Conservative. Ryan would best begin to implement the Trump agenda with a renewed vigor. That solution would certainly play well with Trump voters and possibly guarantee him reelection.