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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:27 AM

Democrats have won 6 GOP-held seats in 2017. Republicans have won 0 Democratic seats.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/special-elections-oklahoma-new-hampshire/index.html

Washington (CNN)On Tuesday night, Democrats flipped two Republican-held state legislative seats -- one in Oklahoma, one in New Hampshire -- that Donald Trump carried in the 2016 election.

That makes six turnovers from Republican to Democrat in contested state House and Senate races so far in 2017 -- and 26 out of 35 races (at the state legislative and congressional level) in which the Democratic nominee has overperformed Hillary Clinton's showing last November. (Worth noting: Republicans have yet to flip a Democratic-controlled seat so far this year.)

Republicans will, rightly, note that in each of the contested special elections for US Congress, Democrats may have improved on Clinton's performance but they weren't able to actually win. Close doesn't count in politics.

But, we also know from the history of congressional wave elections that there do tend to be canaries in the coal mines -- a race or a set of races that reveal that something is happening out in the country that we need to pay attention to. And the numbers I cited above suggest that something just might be happening.

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Reply Democrats have won 6 GOP-held seats in 2017. Republicans have won 0 Democratic seats. (Original post)
underpants Sep 13 OP
leftstreet Sep 13 #1
Baitball Blogger Sep 13 #2
Wounded Bear Sep 13 #3
workinclasszero Sep 13 #4
Iliyah Sep 13 #5
33taw Sep 13 #6
NewJeffCT Sep 13 #8
Scurrilous Sep 13 #7
sandensea Sep 13 #9
muntrv Sep 13 #10

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:35 AM

1. DURec

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:57 AM

2. Way to go Nancy Pelosi!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:01 AM

3. K & R ...... nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:22 PM

4. The thug party will reap the whirlwind

in 2018!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:36 PM

5. Thanks, it seems corporate media is ignoring this.

If it were the GOPers, they would have mentioned it 100x.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:01 PM

6. It may be time to stop watching the MSM.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:11 PM

8. agreed

if it was the opposite way and just the fact that the US Congress special elections were close in supposedly safe districts would have been followed by a week of headline stories about the imminent collapse of the Democrats...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:04 PM

7. K&R

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:13 PM

9. Right. If these 20%+ swings hold nationwide in 2018, Nancy Pelosi will regain her Speaker's gavel.

Fingers crossed.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:26 PM

10. State level is where Democrats need to win.

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