It’s easy for journalists, voters, and high-level politicians to ignore races for the House of Representatives. There are almost always sexier Senate races to focus on, leaving lower chamber candidates to struggle with making their voices heard. Sometimes, a higher-level politician steps in. This year, that seems to be happening more and more.
Control of the House is definitely a huge question mark. Depending on which polls you read on any given day, the Republicans could be safe or the Democrats could have the inside track. Most analysts are giving the Democrats much better chances than the Republicans of having control of the House after the election.
Then again, most of the same analysts were certain Hillary Clinton would be in the White House today.
President Trump has taken an interest in some of the most important House races. One in particular, the race between Representative John Faso (R-NY) and his Democratic challenger Antonia Delgado, drew a Tweet from the President.
Congressman John Faso of New York has worked hard and smart. Strong on Crime, Borders and our 2nd Amendment, John is respected by all. Vote for John. He has my complete and total Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2018
The 19th District lies in the area that surrounds Albany to the south. It has been mostly red for years but current polls show it as a toss-up. That doesn’t mean voters are revolting against Faso. In a midterm election, the party not in power always has an advantage over the party in power. This year, that advantage is why even some red districts are in jeopardy.
This is why it’s so very important for every Republican and Faso-supporting Independent to make their vote count and to help others see the importance of voting. Apathy from the party in power is what normally causes shifts in majorities. Republicans have been doing a good job. Faso has been doing a good job. Neither should be punished simply because it’s a midterm election with a Republican in the White House.
We cannot let the Democrats stall the economic progress that has been made in the last two years. If the Democrats win the House, the economy will suffer. Re-elect John J. Faso in New York.