WASHINGTON—Republicans said they plan to put off any new health-care overhaul plan until after the 2020 election, hoping to avoid a replay of last fall’s bruising campaign and setting up a clear contrast with Democrats looking to expand the government’s role in insurance coverage. President Trump flagged the shift in a series of late-night tweets in which he continued to attack the Affordable Care Act but said any changes to it would have to wait for a Republican majority in both chambers of Congress.... … [Read more...] about GOP Puts Off Unveiling New Health Plan Until After 2020 Election
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Jason Williams Cincinnati Enquirer Published 12:01 AM EST Nov 13, 2018 The guessing games have already started about the 2020 election. Among the biggest questions: Will Joe Deters run again for Hamilton County prosecutor? And if he does, can the Republican win? Democrats will be looking to complete their county coup in 2020, when they'll try to gain control of the region's most powerful local political seat. The pressure is already on Deters and the Hamilton County GOP, coming off a disastrous midterm election. It could be worse for Republicans in two years, when Trump will be at the top of the ticket and Democrats will likely run a formidable candidate for prosecutor. (Aftab Pureval? Connie Pillich?) Will Deters risk tarnishing his legacy by running again? Deters, 61, told Politics Extra he will run for re-election. "I love the job," said Deters, the longest-tenured prosecutor in county history. "The office has never been better. In my mind, there's no better prosecutor's … [Read more...] about 2020 election: Can Joe Deters overcome Trump in Hamilton County again?
Craig Gilbert and Todd Spangler and Sam Ruland USA TODAY Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 11, 2018 Donald Trump toppled the “blue wall” in the 2016 election, winning three Great Lakes battlegrounds his party had persistently lost for president: Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. But Tuesday’s election shows how hard it may be for the president to repeat that feat in 2020, as Democrats swept contests for governor and U.S. Senate in all three states. Remember, these are the states that propelled Trump to the White House two years ago by the slimmest margin and would be key to any re-election victory. The good news for Democrats, said Paul Maslin, a pollster for the party, was Tuesday indicated how Democrats could bounce back in all three. “It shows how we can narrowly get over 270 (electoral votes),” Maslin said. “The bad news is, each of these states is still a huge fight.” Read more: How Clinton lost 'blue wall' states of … [Read more...] about Trump’s 2020 election hopes face rebuilt Midwest \
U.S. 2018 Midterms Donald Trump Now that the heated U.S. midterm elections have come to a close, the country will swiftly shift its focus to the 2020 election, as candidates begin to emerge to take on President Donald Trump. But the Democratic victory could, ironically, boost Trump’s chance of getting re-elected in 2020. Some oddsmakers say that after the midterms, the president’s chance of winning in two years has increased thanks to Republicans picking up more seats in the Senate. Only five presidents in the past 105 years have added Senate seats in off-year elections. Trump's odds to win a second term in 2020 shortened to 6/4 from 13/8 with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power. That equates an implied probability of 40 percent that Trump wins re-election. Las Vegas oddsmaker Bovada offered similar odds, with Representative Beto O'Rourke of Texas (10/1) and Senators Kamala Harris of California (10/1) and Bernie Sanders of Vermont (12/1), as well as former Vice President Joe … [Read more...] about 2020 Election Odds: Who Can Beat Donald Trump After 2018 Midterm Elections?
U.S. Donald Trump President Donald Trump recently earned a poor approval rating in the key state of Ohio, as Republicans and the president dealt with the prospect of losing control of the House of Representatives in November’s critical midterm elections. Trump received 42 percent approval and 55 percent disapproval ratings in the Buckeye State, according to Politico /AARP’s new poll released Monday, which were higher than the president’s average ratings but not enough to dispel potential upheaval less than two months from the midterms. The results could even hinder Trump’s shot at re-election in 2020. Historically, Ohio has served as a major hurdle between Republicans and the presidency. No GOP candidate has claimed the White House without also earning the majority of votes from Ohioans. In the poll, Trump did receive strong approval for his handling of the economy, 57 percent, as well as national security matters, 51 percent but on every other issue he earned … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Has Plunged in a State Crucial to His 2020 Election Hopes