Tuesday’s elections highlight the anti-Trump fervor in America’s suburbs

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There was mostly bad news for Republicans in Tuesday’s elections, but the most concerning of all for party leaders should be the Democrats’ steady marchin converting suburban America into a political stronghold during the era of President Trump. Virginia’s dramatic and rapid transition from red to purple to blue is a story of the growing support for Democrats in the suburban areas of the state, particularly around the District and Richmond. The apparent defeat of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky was powered in part by the strength of support Democrat Andy Beshear attracted in that state’s suburban counties.


For the president, the results underscore that his best hope for reelection in 2020 will be to expand the electorate as much as possible in the small-town, rural and exurban areas of the battleground states. Scouring those areas for every vote possible will be the campaign’s highest priority. For Republicans looking beyond the president’s reelection campaign, Democrats won control of the House in 2018 by flipping suburban districts, and there was nothing in the results Tuesday night to suggest that the anti-Trump energy that fueled those victories has slackened. Trump is the master of motivating voters — both those for him and, clearly, those against him.

This is an overwhelming Trump phenomenon,” said a gloomy Republican strategist who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer a candid assessment of the party’s plight. “Trump has accelerated everything. There is no path in a swing, suburban district for a Republican — male, female or minority. . . . It’s not a challenge, it’s a hill. . . . There’s no strategy to climb it.”

This strategist said she worries about the GOP losing more suburban swing districts in 2020. If that happens, she said, the diversity of the Republican conference in the House will be reduced to “white men with white hair and white men with gray hair and a few token women, and when [Rep.] Will Hurd [Tex.] leaves, no African Americans and only a couple of Latinos.”


It's true, especially among women. The latest polling shows that only 35% "approve" of Trump


Gee, I wonder why? :)

Also interesting to see such higher voter turn-outs for the mid-terms and last night. I have a feeling that will not subside for the 2020 election.
 
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There was mostly bad news for Republicans in Tuesday’s elections, but the most concerning of all for party leaders should be the Democrats’ steady marchin converting suburban America into a political stronghold during the era of President Trump. Virginia’s dramatic and rapid transition from red to purple to blue is a story of the growing support for Democrats in the suburban areas of the state, particularly around the District and Richmond. The apparent defeat of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky was powered in part by the strength of support Democrat Andy Beshear attracted in that state’s suburban counties.


For the president, the results underscore that his best hope for reelection in 2020 will be to expand the electorate as much as possible in the small-town, rural and exurban areas of the battleground states. Scouring those areas for every vote possible will be the campaign’s highest priority. For Republicans looking beyond the president’s reelection campaign, Democrats won control of the House in 2018 by flipping suburban districts, and there was nothing in the results Tuesday night to suggest that the anti-Trump energy that fueled those victories has slackened. Trump is the master of motivating voters — both those for him and, clearly, those against him.

This is an overwhelming Trump phenomenon,” said a gloomy Republican strategist who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer a candid assessment of the party’s plight. “Trump has accelerated everything. There is no path in a swing, suburban district for a Republican — male, female or minority. . . . It’s not a challenge, it’s a hill. . . . There’s no strategy to climb it.”

This strategist said she worries about the GOP losing more suburban swing districts in 2020. If that happens, she said, the diversity of the Republican conference in the House will be reduced to “white men with white hair and white men with gray hair and a few token women, and when [Rep.] Will Hurd [Tex.] leaves, no African Americans and only a couple of Latinos.”


It's true, especially among women. The latest polling shows that only 35% "approve" of Trump


Gee, I wonder why? :)

Also interesting to see such higher voter turn-outs for the mid-terms and last night. I have a feeling that will not subside for the 2020 election.
To be honest, I am really surprised that as many as 35% of women polled support Trump. Every women I know or have spoken to, can barely stand to hear him speak. At the same time, I know there are people who are so blindly partisan and "faithful" to their political party (because they seem to believe it never changes), they are willing to forego the same religious and human values that cause them to refuse to do things like bake cakes or pizza pies for homosexuals and condemn "abortionists" or those who have abortions, as "murderers". Among those may be some women who are willing to look past adultery, psychological abuse and misogyny, narcissism, greed and glutton, because they believe Trump is going to vanquish abortion and/or homosexuality.
 
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There was mostly bad news for Republicans in Tuesday’s elections, but the most concerning of all for party leaders should be the Democrats’ steady marchin converting suburban America into a political stronghold during the era of President Trump. Virginia’s dramatic and rapid transition from red to purple to blue is a story of the growing support for Democrats in the suburban areas of the state, particularly around the District and Richmond. The apparent defeat of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky was powered in part by the strength of support Democrat Andy Beshear attracted in that state’s suburban counties.


For the president, the results underscore that his best hope for reelection in 2020 will be to expand the electorate as much as possible in the small-town, rural and exurban areas of the battleground states. Scouring those areas for every vote possible will be the campaign’s highest priority. For Republicans looking beyond the president’s reelection campaign, Democrats won control of the House in 2018 by flipping suburban districts, and there was nothing in the results Tuesday night to suggest that the anti-Trump energy that fueled those victories has slackened. Trump is the master of motivating voters — both those for him and, clearly, those against him.

This is an overwhelming Trump phenomenon,” said a gloomy Republican strategist who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer a candid assessment of the party’s plight. “Trump has accelerated everything. There is no path in a swing, suburban district for a Republican — male, female or minority. . . . It’s not a challenge, it’s a hill. . . . There’s no strategy to climb it.”

This strategist said she worries about the GOP losing more suburban swing districts in 2020. If that happens, she said, the diversity of the Republican conference in the House will be reduced to “white men with white hair and white men with gray hair and a few token women, and when [Rep.] Will Hurd [Tex.] leaves, no African Americans and only a couple of Latinos.”


It's true, especially among women. The latest polling shows that only 35% "approve" of Trump


Gee, I wonder why? :)

Also interesting to see such higher voter turn-outs for the mid-terms and last night. I have a feeling that will not subside for the 2020 election.
Nope. Just shows that a DC overflow has invaded Virginia. It will soon be as rotten as Commiefornia.
 
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Nope. Just shows that a DC overflow has invaded Virginia. It will soon be as rotten as Commiefornia.

hahaha



Kentucky - From Republican to DEMOCRAT!!!! Now that speaks volumes.

Mississippi - replace a term limit Republican with another Republican - no 'gain' or" loss"...it just stayed the same.

  • FYI In 2018 Mississippi WAS RANKED 49 - almost the lowerst - in all of the 50 states.

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Virginia - Democrats on Tuesday won control of both chambers of the state Legislature, marking the first time since 1993 that the Democratic party will control the governorship and the legislative branch.


Philadelphia - with their vast suburban counties, Democrats took control of local government in several longtime Republican strongholds, including Delaware County, which Democrats haven’t controlled since the Civil War, and Chester County, which has never had a Democrat-led council in its history.



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