In fact, Ohio is just one of the few places where a “Total Shit Show” for Senate Republicans could be held when Trumpers battle for open seats in states where Democrats have real pickup options. These include North Carolina and Pennsylvania, where GOP Sens. Richard Burr and Pat Toomey have announced their retirement. Other states that may retire include Iowa, a seat of Senator Chuck Grassley, and Wisconsin, where current Senator Ron Johnson has not yet announced his plans. Republicans have already put a lot of energy into persuading 89-year-old Grassley to run for an eighth term – that’s how bad their card is.
Indeed, this tweet from conservative journalist Josh Kraushaar sums it up.
Historically, in mid-term elections, the person’s party in the White House usually suffers some blows. How this will work remains to be seen. But Republicans will face significant headwinds as early as 2022, particularly in the Senate. This could also prove correct in the House of Representatives, where voters in many of the suburban seats that Republicans are trying to win back are apparently continuing to move towards Democrats. Again there is a lot of politics between now and November 2022, but Republicans seem willing to spend most of that time arguing with one another over the party’s direction.