Source: POLITICO (Link)
Underpinning it all is Emmer’s go-get-’em style, which colleagues likened to an energized hockey coach: He likes to win. Things didn’t look like they were headed that way in 2020, with Trump floundering as a pandemic took hold and Democrats forecasting a blue wave. During the run-up to that election, Emmer dodged reporters trying to talk to him outside the House floor, telling colleagues he suspected a hit piece.
In the year-plus since the GOP picked up 15 seats while Trump lost, Emmer’s fortunes have shifted dramatically.
Problems that once seemed cycle-defining are now a bit less daunting. Since Emmer warned the former presidentagainst backing primary challengers to the 10 House Republicans who supported impeachment, three of the 10 have decided against seeking reelection.