8 Big Takeaways From The Midterm Elections

Tuesday night’s fascinating midterm election results have puzzled many observers. For the first time since 1970, the president’s party lost seats in the House but gained seats in the Senate; in that year, Richard Nixon’s Republican Party lost 12 seats in the House but gained two in the Senate. This year, President Trump’s party lost 34 seats in the House but gained three in the Senate.

Part of that was due to the map: Democrats had more vulnerable Senate seats than Republicans did. But part of it was due to Democrats’ inability to take advantage of an advantageous political cycle by nominating unpalatably progressive radical candidates to key seats in statewide races across the country, from Andrew Gillum in Florida to Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona. In that way, 2018 looks a lot like 1970: a midterm following a closely-fought presidential election in which the party out of power skewed radically to the Left….

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