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  • The supposed red wave ended up being a red trickle – a missed opportunity but not a complete failure.
  • The opportunity for a sizeable swing to the right went unfulfilled – but the Republican Party still won a narrow House majority.
  • Trump backed Senate candidates cost the Republican Party a Senate majority.
  • The Republican Party still grapples with the Trump dilemma; however, moving on from Trump would not be easy, nor would it signal change within the Republican Party, ‘Make America Great Again’ cultural conservatism took hold of the party before Trump – it merely went by another name.


A recording of this briefing launch event can be found here and here

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Exploring the 2022 US Midterms Brief



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