The fight over the Senate confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court consumed the nation.
Americans wondered if he would withdraw or if the Senate would put him on the court.
But in the course of the fight, Brett Kavanaugh did the last thing anyone ever expected.
Brett Kavanaugh’s Effect On The 2018 Midterms
Democrats believed opposing Kavanaugh was a political winner.
They figured angry women would flock to the polls and punish the GOP for defending an accused sexual abuser.
But the opposite happened.
Polls across the country show Republicans leading or surging in key races.
Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 Senate majority.
Democrats need to flip two seats to take back power.
And they looked like the favorites to win back control of Congress.
But then they made a big mistake.
Democrats colluded with the media to try and smear Brett Kavanaugh.
Their mistake woke up the Republican base.
Private and public polling in races across the country picked up a surge in Republican support.
Senate Races Move Toward The GOP
Red state races also slipped away from the Democrats.
In Texas, the New York Times reported that internal tracking polls showed Ted Cruz opening up an eight point lead over Beto O’Rourke.
O’Rourke is the great liberal hope to turn Texas blue.
Some members of the media even think he is a tip-tier challenger to Trump in 2020.
But because Democrats tried to torch Kavanaugh’s reputation and family with lies and smears, Republicans are turbo-charged to vote.
In other races, Fox News found Republican Marsha Blackburn expanding her lead over Democrat Phil Bredesen.
If Blackburn wins this race, it closes off any chance of the Democrats winning the Senate.
Other races in Montana, West Virginia, and Indiana are also inching the Republicans way.
The Democrat Big Mistake
Democrats thought the allegation against Kavanaugh would energize female voters.
But they forgot one thing.
Democrat enthusiasm is already sky-high.
It can’t get any higher.
They led in the polls because the GOP base saw establishment Republicans refusing to fight for the Trump agenda.
Now that the GOP threw their weight behind the Kavanaugh nomination, their voters are responding.
But can it last?
The Kavanaugh fight will be over by the weekend.
That will still leave about 30 days until the midterms.
But this episode proves that when Republicans fight for the Trump agenda, their voters respond.
However, establishment Republicans still believe they need to distance themselves from Trump.
This is wrong.
In the Florida Gubernatorial election, Republican Ron DeSantis fell behind his Democrat opponent after criticizing the President’s comments about the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria.
To hold on to Congress, Republicans need to campaign on Trump’s immigration and America First agenda.
The Kavanaugh fight provides a blueprint for how the GOP can win in November.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.