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GOP momentum continues to construct forward of the 2022 midterms after a Republican mayoral candidate in South Carolina defeated his Obama-backed opponent. 

Columbia, S.C. mayor-elect Daniel Rickenmann advised “Fox & Friends First” on Tuesday that he and his group received by going “back to the basics” and specializing in points that affected his constituents’ on a regular basis lives, comparable to roads, taxes, and crime, as opposed to nationwide politics.  

Rickenmann defeated his Democratic opponent Tameika Isaac-Devine by 4 factors in a county that President Biden received by 38.3% in the 2020 election. 


“I think people are very concerned about where they are today and their lives and their businesses and they voted with their pocketbooks,” mentioned Rickenmann, citing excessive taxes, rising gas, and grocery costs, in addition to provide chain points.  

Shipping containers are seen at the container terminal of the port of Oakland, California, U.S., October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Shipping containers are seen on the container terminal of the port of Oakland, California, U.S., October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Speaking on the 2022 midterms, Rickenmann mentioned Republicans ought to be “excited” but in addition want to make sure that the “tent” is sufficiently big to embody Democrats and Independents who’re frightened in regards to the path of the nation.

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He famous that current Democrat losses ought to convey to everyone that listening to the folks that put elected officers in workplace is paramount. 

“We need to make sure that when we’re reaching out to people, we’re reaching out to everybody,” Rickenmann added. 

According to a brand new ABC News/Washington Post poll, if the midterm elections have been held immediately, the vast majority of registered voters say they’d help the Republican congressional candidate over the Democratic candidate in their districts, giving Republicans the most important statistical edge in 4 many years.

The survey, which was taken after the Democrats handed their $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act earlier this month, reveals 51% of registered voters saying they’d help the Republican candidate in their congressional district and solely 41% saying they’d help the Democrat, spelling hassle for the social gathering making an attempt to safe its razor-thin majorities in Congress.

Fox News’ Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.