Republicans are shouting from the rooftops about inflation

Data: Quorum; Graphic: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Republican lawmakers have talked about inflation six times more than Democrats so far this year, according to new data compiled by Quorum.

Why is it important: Inflation has not only become a major focus of domestic policy, but the Republicans’ biggest and most important line of attack heading into this fall’s midterms. They also relied heavily on the monthly release of the consumer price index to further fuel their inflationary messages.

  • The GOP is not alone: ​​Inflation is a major concern among vulnerable Democrats.
  • They recognize that price increases for everything from food to gasoline are a major weakness for the party – especially after last week’s CPI report revealed that the United States had reached the highest annual inflation rate in 40 years.

By the numbers: Since Jan. 1, Republicans have mentioned “inflation” on their official Twitter and Facebook accounts, through press releases, in floor statements and in voter newsletters 8,158 times, Quorum found.

  • During the same period, Democrats only mentioned it 1,321 times.

Stay tuned: On Monday, Axios will bring you a chart of the top 10 lawmakers from each party who discuss inflation the most.

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