Trump's Endorsements Could Doom GOP’s Chance To Retake Congress

Donald Trump cost Republicans the House in 2018, the Senate in 2020 and is poised now to help Democrats hang on to both chambers in 2022.

While the former president successfully made a willingness to spread his lies about a “stolen” election a litmus test for getting through the GOP primaries, that precise quality in many cases is a detriment in the November general election — an election Republicans had assumed for months would give them control of at least the House and possibly also the Senate.

Trump complicates GOP hopes for November

As Republicans gear up for the last seven weeks of the midterm cycle, there are emerging signs that former President Trump could be complicating their prospects in key congressional races. Recent polling has shown that he’s struggling with voters, including the key demographic of independents.