How candidate quality cost Republicans their supposed red wave

Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz (R-PA) speaks at an event in Pennsylvania.
Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz (R-PA) speaks at an event in Pennsylvania. (Graeme Jennings / Washington Examiner)

How candidate quality cost Republicans their supposed red wave

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Just how anomalous was the Republican underperformance in the 2022 midterm elections? In the 25 midterm elections of the past century, the party in power has gained House seats in just three cycles and Senate seats in just seven. As ballots around the country are still being counted and the Georgia Senate race heads to a runoff, Democrats might manage the statistically improbable.

On this latest episode of Straight Up with Tiana Lowe, she and Conn Carroll discuss the red wave that failed to materialize and the stark contrast of GOP success in Florida. Is Ron DeSantis the future of the Republican Party? Watch the latest episode to find out.

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