Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement is the news that rocked Washington, D.C. this week. Democrats claim the move makes the entire House more winnable, but remember this: before Ryan’s announcement, the super PAC closely tied to the Speaker announced it raised $15 million in the first quarter of 2018. With $25 million in the bank, that will go a long way to helping House Republican candidates across the country.
The Hill released its list of the top 10 Senate races this week, and Morning Consult released its polling of the top 10 most and least popular senators across the country.
And Ryan wasn’t the only Republican to announce retirement this week. Dennis Ross (FL-15) announced this week he won’t seek reelection, but that seat is likely to stay in Republican hands.