Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Pennsylvania special election for 18th Congressional District
In a deeply red district Trump won by 20+ points in 2016, it appears that a Democrat will prevail. The outcome is still too close to call at this point, but even if Lamb loses to Saccone, this race should have been a walk in the park for the Republicans, and it wasn't, despite trump's campaigning for him and the millions and millions of $$$ the RNC poured into Saccone's campaign.
IOW, the Trump "magic" has disappeared along with his fake invincibility. Americans, and more importantly the change-over liberals who voted for trump, are fed up with the corruption, the lies, the chaos, the firings, the infidelities and porn stars, the resignations, and the ongoing criminal investigations into the most dysfunctional administration in modern American history.
This was an election that the GOPer, Saccone, should have easily won, that he didn't is a bleak omen for GOP in the coming House elections in November.
“These results should terrify Republicans,” he said. “Despite their home field advantage and the millions of dollars outside groups poured into this race, Republicans found that their attacks against Conor, including their unpopular tax scam, were not believable.
There are more than one hundred districts more favorable for Democrats than this one and we look forward to competing hard in every single one.” Even with the race too close to call, the result doesn’t look good for Republicans, who have held on to PA-18 with an iron grip since 2003.
I deleted the Tweet because what Charlie Pierce says below is much, much better:
"This was the last gasp of 10 years of successful electoral chicanery in Pennsylvania, and the Republicans couldn’t boot their candidate home even with $10 million pumped into the district from the national party and from its vast reservoir of PACs and dark money. They couldn’t organize it. They couldn’t buy it. And they couldn’t steal it. That pretty much eliminates all possible ways Republicans generally win elections these days, and bringing in the president* for a last-ditch manic episode didn’t work, either. Not even the crazy was enough."
HAPPY. HAPPY. HAPPY.