Republican Party - 153,822 . Democrat Party - 132,714
How bad are things for the Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections? So bad that some of them are hiding their party ID in campaign ads.
Democrats running for elected office in the House and Senate from rural America are starting to depart from using party identification in their ads in hopes of attracting more voters.
This means many candidates for office are running against the platform of their own party, according to Axios. Since the 2020 election, the Democrats in both chambers of Congress have had a wafer-thin majority, and the Republicans are looking to overtake them in the fast-approaching midterms next year.
Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), running for one of Ohio’s Senate seats, released a campaign ad roughly three minutes long. The Democrat did not mention his party affiliation once. MORE
*NOTE: May 2017 was when Volusia County (founded 1854) saw Republican registered voters, for the first time ever, surpass the Democrats.
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