A year ago, a Democratic president nominated a Republican.
A Republican won the presidency.
That was enough for the Democrats to get reelected.
Now, two years later, Republicans have to win back the House.
The party will have to convince its base to turn out in force to win in 2018, and there’s little chance they will.
It has a lot riding on the Senate.
Republicans will also need to win more of the red states than Democrats.
But the GOP will need to do a better job of winning over non-white voters than the Democrats, a demographic that Trump won by 20 percentage points in 2016.
Trump is also a Republican, but the GOP has historically been more liberal on issues such as abortion and gay rights.
The GOP will also have to find a way to connect with white voters, who will be the next big voting block.
The Republicans must find a political voice that resonates with their voters and has the support of those voters.