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Big Democrat Wins In KY and VA signal Major Shift Coming in 2020

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Democrat declares victory in Kentucky governor race Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear claims victory in gubernatorial race over incumbent Matt Bevin, a Republican backed by Trump. #CNN ...
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Even in my home stompin' grounds of little old Santa Fe New Mexico, for the first time ever, there are more women on the new City Council than men.


Leonhardt of the New York Times plus Progressives Everywhere report on Big Democratic Victories:

"He's tried to rip health care away from our families, and he's cutting public education," Andy Beshear, Kentucky's Democratic candidate for governor, said about his Republican opponent Gov. Matt Bevin in a TV ad.

It's a strategy we've seen before from Democrats namely, in the 2018 midterms: Portray Republican incumbents as extremists who are hurting ordinary families and instead promise common-sense solutions. The strategy has proved highly effective, too. Last night, Beshear evidently pulled off a big upset, beating Bevin in a state that voted for Donald Trump by 30 percentage points. Beshear leads by more than 5,000 votes, or 0.4 percentage points, in the latest count, and he has claimed victory.

"As it turns out, when the governor slashes social programs in one of the poorest states in America, voters don't want to re-elect him. Even if the president tells them to," The Atlantic's Alex Wagner wrote. It's a also reminder, Slate's Jordan Weissmann wrote, that "Obamacare and Medicaid are fairly popular for all their flaws and fixing/expanding them rather than starting from scratch is probably a good national

Virginia's legislature is Democratic for the first time in 24 years!
  • Virginia. Democrats flipped both houses of Virginia's state legislature. They already hold the governor's office, so they now control the state government for the first time since 1993. "Democrats plan to move swiftly to pass tougher gun safety regulations, protections against discrimination for LGBTQ residents, and an increase in the minimum wage," wrote HuffPost's Daniel Marans. Amanda Litman of the progressive group Run for Something wrote: "Flipping VA blue didn't happen in one election cycle. It took *years* of investing, organizing, hard work, recruiting great candidates, and losing a little (or a lot) until we finally won big."

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see also Kentucky coverage of this victory

: Beshear overcomes Trump effect to beat Bevin to become next KY governor

h ttps://www.lex18.com/news/decision-2019/beshear-overcomes-trump-effect-to-beat-bevin-to-become-next-ky-governor

Beshear declared victory. Bevin refused to concede. Tell us what you think about it

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I haven't felt inspired for a long time as much as I am right now contemplating these wins. As the results come in nationwide, we will update this article.


Even in my home stompin' grounds of little old Santa Fe New Mexico, for the first time ever, there are more women on the new City Council than men.


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I wish I could be as optimistic.

Never forget, the American idiots re-elected bush in 2004 after starting his own personal war.

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Yes, Stephen, it was hugely exciting here in Virginia! WOW!

Virginians worked hard for nonpartisan support for fair redistricting, which was hard to get from Republicans since the gerrymandering served them...but now we don't have to garner their support, whew! With fair redistricting in this state, it's possible the GOP will never be able to take control of all three branches again....

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Let us hope they do good.

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