“We’re going to be strong on background checks.” said Trump. Many in his White House staff haven’t passed a security clearance since he took office January 20, 2017.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Breakdown of Tuesday's Election in Virginia
Digby on going forward in 2018 and the Congressional elections:
CNBC reports on its exit polling of Virginia voters:
Exactly 50 percent of the voters polled said they support the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is formally known. A total of 39 percent of voters opposed the law.
Just 20 percent of voters said that Gillespie's support of a Republican effort in Congress to repeal Obamacare made it more likely that they would vote for him, according to the survey.
Another 44 percent said it would make them less likely to vote for Gillespie.
In contrast, 47 percent of voters said Northam's opposition to the repeal effort made it more likely that they would support him, compared with 30 percent who said it would make it less likely they would vote for him.
Democrats have a winning issue on their hands if they'll simply take it and run with it. People ask what Democrats stand for? Start with universal access to health care.