This years presidential election featured a daunting map for Donald Trump. In 2016, he won traditionally Democratic states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin by the slimmest of margins. He also had so contend with the leftward lean of Republican strongholds like Georgia and Arizona.
Control of the United States senate will come down to a Georgia special election in early January. Republicans have traditionally fair well in Georgia’s special elections and David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are incumbents.
Many Democrats were disappointed last night when a Republican won the congressional special election in Arizona’s 8th district, but they shouldn’t be. In many ways the voting results favor Democrats, both locally and nationally.
The stunning victory comes after weeks of women coming forward with credible allegations that Moore made unwanted sexual advances on them, some when they were just teenagers.
In a race as close as the special election in Alabama between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, it is voter suppression maneuvers like this that could make all the difference.
Exit polls can be unreliable, but they show that Democrats have reason to be cautiously optimistic that they have a shot at winning a Senate seat in Alabama.
Trump's upcoming campaign event just across Alabama's border shouldn't fool anybody. This is clearly a Roy Moore rally.
The Democrat's lead is slim, but it appears to be somewhat durable and is even showing signs that he is gaining support as the June 20 election approaches.
These numbers aren't just exactly what the Democrats were hoping for going into Tuesday's special election – they're even better.
No matter what happens, this is a good night for Democrats in Kansas and across the country.
Republicans are livid at Gov. Chris Christie for holding a special election instead of appointing a Republican to fill Lautenberg's Senate seat. GOPers say Christie's 2016 chances are dead.