Senate Leadership Fund President Steven Law was featured in National Journal’s “Majority Makers” series, highlighting the Republican effort to retake the Senate majority. Some highlights:
“I think the political environment is shaping up to be every bit as good as 2014 or 2010,” said Law, referring to years in which Senate Republicans picked up nine and six seats, respectively. “The issue matrix favors us whether it’s inflation, or economic jitters, concerns about the border, even education.”
“Some of this remains to be seen, but I think it’s a general principle: Voters are always more focused on the future than on the past. And what we’re seeing in our polling consistently is that voters of all stripes—Republicans, Democrats, independents—they’re all increasingly concerned about the future of the country,” he said, pointing to concerns about inflation, wages declining, and concerns about the border. “These are all issues that are related to the current management in Washington and what can be done to fix that.”
“At the end of the day, I think candidate quality is the most important determinant of success in a competitive race,” he said. “The Youngkin campaign made hardly a misstep, and ran a positive, high-tone campaign focusing on quality-of-life issues. Really, up until the end … it was focused on ‘how do I make your life better?’ And I think Republicans, this cycle, have an opportunity to address those kinds of practical quality of life issues that people are becoming increasingly concerned about.”
Read the full National Journal interview here.