Not only did Republicans lose the governor’s race, but they are also suffering massive losses in the Virginia legislature as Donald Trump has led his party straight into a bloodbath.
Here is how one Republican in Virginia described the election results:
A Va GOP delegate tells me House Rs are now bracing to lose well over 10 seats. This is a bloodbath.(Continued Below)
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) November 8, 2017
I never thought I'd say this at this point in the night, but Dems have a decent chance at the VA House of Delegates. Up 11 seats and counting (need 17).
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 8, 2017
NBC’s Chuck Todd who is never one to oversell an election result said of the results in Virginia:
.@chucktodd on VA: "This is a wipeout."
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) November 8, 2017
House Republicans were already scared before tonight’s results, and the fact that only 47 Republicans are leading in Virginia legislative races should only add to their terror. The Democratic tidal wave of 2006 was foreshadowed by a massive win in Virginia in 2005.
What is happening in Virginia is a microcosm of what will happen nationally in 2018 as an enraged electorate is ready to make their voices heard.