House GOP desperate to prevent bloodletting from becoming a bloodbath

With prospects for recapturing the House majority dwindling, Republicans are scrambling to prevent the Democrats from running up the score Nov. 3 and putting the speaker’s gavel further out of reach.

House Republicans entered the 2020 cycle hopeful. Needing 17 seats to win back the majority after a two-year hiatus, they charted a path back to power through several districts that Democrats flipped in midterm elections but that supported President Trump in 2016. But as Election Day approaches, House Republicans are hamstrung by challenges similar to those afflicting their Senate colleagues.

Incumbent House Democrats are significantly outraising Republican challengers, many of whom are struggling against political headwinds fanned
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