Donna  Brazile joked that she sees “stormy weather” on the horizon for the Republicans, and a possible “pink or blue wave” in the midterm elections later this year. (Photo: Daniel Williams)

Today’s political landscape is undergoing seismic shifts, Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile told attendees during a keynote address yesterday at BenefitsPRO Broker Expo. “Incredible change is taking place in Washington, D.C. and 2018 is shaping up like 1994,” Brazile said.

Fifty-seven members of Congress are not running for reelection, the second highest number on record, she said, and the decision by House Speaker Paul Ryan to retire leaves a vacuum in Republican leadership. “With Ryan stepping down, President Donald Trump has taken over the leadership of the Republican Party, and I’m not sure if that’s good or bad,” Brazile said.

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