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    Dems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat

    Wisconsin Democrats on Tuesday flipped a state Senate seat in a GOP-leaning district, prompting excitement among local party officials

    Patty Schachtner (D) defeated state Rep. Adam Jarchow (R) in a special election to replace a senator who left for a job in Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) administration, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

    Schachtner, the chief medical examiner in Wisconsin’s St. Croix County, won in the state’s 10th Senate district, which voted heavily for President Trump and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the past two presidential elections.

    Dems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat | TheHill

    Trump won that district by 17%

    It's a pattern across the country that just keeps repeating over and over again.

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    1,000 State and Local seats to go.

    Democrats have been rejected in a heavy way over the least 8+ years. With the establishment Republicans in charge, the Democrats are bound to make some gains back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    1,000 State and Local seats to go.

    Democrats have been rejected in a heavy way over the least 8+ years. With the establishment Republicans in charge, the Democrats are bound to make some gains back.
    It's not individual seats that are the story here. It's the answer to the question: Is there a consistent pattern, across the whole country, of Dems winning in places Donald Trump carried by more than 10 percent?

    The answer is yes, and Dems are doing well in places they're not even supposed to compete, where Trump won by more than 20 percent. They even won a few of those in the last year.

    If the pattern holds, it means the Dems will have a very good election year indeed. And Republicans take notice: Recruitment in competitive districts is reportedly becoming a big problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    1,000 State and Local seats to go.

    Democrats have been rejected in a heavy way over the least 8+ years. With the establishment Republicans in charge, the Democrats are bound to make some gains back.
    You ever see a Tsunami? its starts out deceivingly slow with a trickle.

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    Republicans are growing more and more alarmed about the prospect of losing the House of Representatives in November, which would break the party’s stranglehold on unified power in Washington. (Senate control is more of a longshot for Democrats, but if the ball bounces the right way, it’s within grasp as well.)

    A senior Republican on Capitol Hill told ABC News, “If the election were held today, the House would be gone. Fortunately, the election is not today.”

    These concerns have made their way to President Trump. The Washington Post reported on Sunday that “the concern has grown so acute that Trump received what one congressional aide described as a ‘sobering’ slide presentation about the difficult midterm landscape at Camp David last weekend, leading the president to pledge a robust schedule of fundraising and campaign travel in the coming months.”

    The problem with Trump’s plan is that, much as he may deny it, he is a primary, if not the primary, reason for the Republicans’ plight. The president’s approval rating continues to hover in the high 30s, a dismal number considering the country’s humming economy. And, as is his wont, Trump keeps making a spectacle out of himself and his party, as he did this week with his “shithole” comment and a series of other missteps you probably don’t even remember a few days after the fact.

    Republicans Issue Dire Warnings About Dem Midterm Wave

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    The party out of power almost always picks up seats around mid-term time.

    It would be shocking if they didn't.

    This is a historical trend that goes back to roughly the beginning, its no reflection on Trump.

    lol

    Liberals need to read some political history books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    The party out of power almost always picks up seats around mid-term time.

    It would be shocking if they didn't.

    This is a historical trend that goes back to roughly the beginning, its no reflection on Trump.

    lol

    Liberals need to read some political history books.
    Glad to see your acceptance that the GOP is losing the House and maybe the Senate in November..that is a breakthrough in your pattern of denial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    The party out of power almost always picks up seats around mid-term time.

    It would be shocking if they didn't.

    This is a historical trend that goes back to roughly the beginning, its no reflection on Trump.

    lol

    Liberals need to read some political history books.
    So there are rigid patterns to history now? Nothing is ever new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    1,000 State and Local seats to go.

    Democrats have been rejected in a heavy way over the least 8+ years. With the establishment Republicans in charge, the Democrats are bound to make some gains back.
    the journey of a thousand miles begin with but one step.
    - Lao Tzu

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    DailyKos has been tracking special election results since December 2016, comparing the results of the contests with the results of the 2016 election in the same districts. The pattern has been consistent, if not uniform: Democrats have gained, on average, 14 points in their 2016 presidential margins against Republicans in special elections. This is only including special elections, mind you; it excludes the big swings in Virginia that drew the Democrats close to a majority in the lower chamber in that state.

    In some blue states and Florida, that pattern hasn’t held. Republicans have seen gains relative to how Trump fared in 2016 in a number of seats. But broadly, the shift has been to the left — and big. (On the maps below, states are colored relative to their 2016 vote for president.)



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