Ever since Barack Hussein Obama, he has been working tirelessly to try and destroy Donald Trump and remove him from power. Now, it unfortunately appears that Obama is closer than ever to achieving this goal.
The Hill reported that it’s just been announced that at least a dozen former Obama administration officials are challenging Republican incumbents for House seats in the 2018 midterm elections. Most of the officials want to unseat GOP lawmakers deemed vulnerable by House Democrats as part of a wider effort to take back a majority in the chamber.
The former Obama officials that plan to run include former White House technology adviser Brian Forde, who is challenging Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.) in her Orange County congressional district, as well as Colin Allred and Ed Meier, a former Housing and Urban Development official and State Department official respectively, who are both challenging Rep. Pete Sessions(R-Texas).
Others include former acting Assistant Secretary of Defense Elissa Slotkin, who is running against Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.) and Sarah Jacobs, a former State Department official, who is challenging Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
The former Obama officials are reportedly still in contact, as they often text each other. The Cook Political Report states that 63 Republican-held districts are rated some degree of competitive, but 21 seats held by Democrats are also considered at least somewhat competitive, meaning Democrats will also have to try to hang on to those seats as well.
In order to win back the majority, Democrats need to take 24 seats from Republicans in 2018. President Trump has already made it clear that he is not going to let this happen.