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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:11 AM Nov 2018

I think 3 of the so-called losers are 3 of our biggest winners [View all]

Stacey Abrams, Beto O'Rourke, & Andrew Gillum

Just put it into perspective what those three folks did. Yes, they came out on the losing end in their elections last night, but not only did they almost win in red states (and Abrams still is hoping to see the outcome changed in GA), but way more than half of America absolutely fell in love with them along the way.

In my blue state of New York, I don't know of any other Democratic politician who could possibly compete with any of Abrams, O'Rourke, or Gillum if any one of them resided here in New York. I like Governor Cuomo alright, but if Andrew Gillum or Stacey Abrams were New Yorkers, either one of them would easily be sitting in Albany as we speak.

And while I'm glad that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is changing her conservative stripes and trying to sound more like a Democrat these days, I don't trust her one bit. I'd trade her in a heartbeat for Beto O'Rourke any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

While I would love to have Abrams, O'Rourke, and Gillum in my state, we are very fortunate to have people like them in the South who are finally starting to change the tide in that area of the country. Yes, it's heartbreaking that they didn't win last night, but they won the hearts of most Americans and we certainly have not heard the last from them. If more Democrats start taking pages from the books of those 3 folks, America will easily become a lot more blue than it is right now.

Hats off to 3 of our best: Beto O'Rouke, Stacey Abrams, and Andrew Gillum. With folks like them on our side, the future looks brighter than ever.

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