National pollsters predict a tight race for Congress today, giving Democrats a slight edge to retake the lower chamber, but next to no chance to gain control of the Senate. Democrats are cautious, but confident of their chances in the House, and New Orleans Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond says that’s due to a strong pro-working class message.
“Healthcare for the family, wages for the family, criminal justice reform, education for the family, all of these issues that resonate with the family unit.”
Richmond says Democrats chances are helped by the unpopularity of the Republican tax bill that slashed upper income and corporate tax rates while providing much less substantial savings to middle and working class families.
“Wages are stagnate but were giving corporate tax breaks away in a 1.6 trillion dollar bill.”
But Republicans are all in on their tax cut tax, saying it’s helped revitalize the economy and hope voters will reward the party with another two years of federal dominance. Congressman Ralph Abraham predicts the economy’s recent growth will lead to a narrow majority for the House GOP.
“They (his constituents) do have a little more disposable income, they do have a little more money at the end of the month to spend on something they want. They are very optimistic.”
He says his constituents are backing the President’s agenda not just on economic issues, but on immigration as well. The Richland Parish Republican says a GOP led Congress and White House have improved the economy and have more work to do.
“We are going to build the wall, hopefully vote on that immediately when we get back after this election is over. We will hopefully appropriate 23.4 billion dollars,” said Abraham.
Its likely final national results will not be known until late tonight, or even Wednesday.