Chuck Slocum Aided by a massive voter turnout operation in the Twin Cities combined with the suburban voters’ nearly two-to-one rejection of President Donald Trump, the DFL captured the governorship, two U.S. Senate seats, and all the other statewide races. It also defeated Republicans congressional incumbents in both the east and west metro with a far larger than anticipated number of women voters casting their ballots for DFLers. The speculation that Sen. Amy Klobuchar is 2020 presidential timber in the aftermath of her crushing third-term 60-36 percent victory over Jim Newberger was a direct result, many pundits say, of her ability to reach across the aisle as an emerging national leader. Significantly, Gov.-elect Tim Walz will have a 75-59 DFL House majority to work with in the Legislature after a run of DFL victories. The Republicans, who had prior control of the House with 77-57, lost 18 seats. Republicans will try to leverage their bidding by continuing to hold … [Read more...] about What would it take to create a Minnesota Republican resurgence?
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., greets supporters after she was declared the winner over former Gov. Phil Bredesen in their race for the U.S. Senate Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., greets supporters after she... Photo by Mark Humphrey When Phil Bredesen ran his last statewide office race before this year in the 2006 gubernatorial election, the Democratic former Nashville mayor swept all 95 counties in Tennessee, winning re-election in most of the rural counties around Chattanooga with more than two thirds of the vote. But in his Senate bid this month against Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, Bredesen lost every county in Southeast Tennessee and was defeated in most rural counties around Chattanooga by better than a 2-to-1 margin. Bredesen won only three counties — the same as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean, another former Nashville mayor who was easily defeated by GOP … [Read more...] about Rural Southerners see red: Former Democrat strongholds move to GOP and give Republicans big wins
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Updated 1:56 pm PST, Monday, November 26, 2018 Surrounded by her family, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, talks about election results in the 4th Congressional District at the Utah Republican Party headquarters Monday Nov. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Surrounded by her family, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, talks about election results in the 4th Congressional District at the Utah Republican Party headquarters Monday Nov. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP Image 1 of / 64 Caption Close Image 1 of 64 Surrounded by her family, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, talks about election results in the 4th Congressional District at the Utah Republican Party headquarters Monday Nov. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Surrounded by her family, … [Read more...] about Defeated Republican Rep. Mia Love delivers rebuke to Trump
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 26, 2018 / 7:02 PM GMT By Allan Smith Democrats made a net gain of 39 House seats in this year's midterm elections, NBC News has concluded, after Democrat Ben McAdams defeated GOP Rep. Mia Love in Utah's 4th Congressional District. That race was NBC News' lone remaining uncalled contest. The gains that propelled Democrats to retake the majority in the House come on the back of the largest margin of victory, in terms of total votes, that either party has seen in a midterm election. Democrats held the prior record for vote margin, which came in 1974 with the backdrop of the Watergate scandal. Though President Donald Trump's first midterm election was not particularly kind to him, it is common for the party not in control of the White House to make significant gains in that initial midterm. On the House side, President Barack Obama saw … [Read more...] about Democrats flip 39 seats in final tally as losing GOP Rep. Mia Love tears into Republicans over treatment of minorities
Republicans think Cindy Hyde-Smith will ultimately pull out a win in Mississippi's special Senate election on Tuesday. But they say the race has tightened — and after what happened in Alabama last year, they're on edge. A swirl of controversy surrounding the Republican senator — stirred up by her comment about attending a "public hanging" — has given Democrat Mike Espy momentum in the home stretch, officials from both parties say. Hyde-Smith has never trailed in polling, and Democrats acknowledge she's likely to win, but they argue that her flubs have given Espy a very narrow opening if everything breaks his way.Story Continued Below Henry Barbour, the Republican National Committee committeeman and a longtime Mississippi operative, said base voters in both parties are energized, but gave a slight edge to Espy’s supporters. He said he expects Hyde-Smith to win on Tuesday, though he added that Republicans should be concerned about the potential for weak turnout. … [Read more...] about ‘We don’t want an Alabama’: Hyde-Smith has Republicans holding their breath