A record number of Republicans are running for Congress and Senate in 2020, according to federal filings exclusively obtained by Fox News.
“In 2019 alone, 781 Republicans filed federal paperwork to run for the House, the most ever recorded in an odd year at the Federal Election Commission. That’s up from 593 GOP candidates in 2017, when Democrats had an astounding 937 candidates at the same point,” writes Fox News.
Democrats still have a high number of candidates running for office, however, it seems Republicans are set to make a comeback.
An FEC report obtained by Fox News showed the total number of House and Senate candidates “reached an off-year record at 1,761.” This beats the 2017 record which saw 1,739 candidates running for office.
“This time, based on the latest data, more Republicans are running than Democrats — with 874 total candidates compared with Democrats’ 842,” writes Fox.
According to candidates interviewed by Fox, many hope to beat back the socialist agenda of the Democrats and feel energized by President Trump’s impeachment acquittal.
First-time Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Greene of Georgia told Fox, “I’m tired of seeing our future threatened. I’m tired of seeing my children’s future extremely threatened, and it’s time to get off the bench and really step up to the plate.”
Greene slammed socialist New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” saying,
“These are radical women that will not bend. They do not want to work across the aisle. They only want their policies of the Green New Deal, ‘Medicare-for-all’ and socialism for America.”
According to National Republican Congressional Committee Spokesman Michael McAdams, the record number of candidates includes the largest number of women running as Republicans due to “Democrats’ insane socialist agenda and obsessive efforts to remove President Trump.”
Read the full report HERE.