GET OVER YOUR ELECTION-NEEDLE P.T.S.D.: THE BLUE WAVE IS REAL, AND IT’S A MONSTER

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All the fundamentals are pointing to a Democratic tsunami rumbling offshore, even if we’re being too careful about saying it. As with most elements of Trump’s presidency, the most obvious thing is usually true. And what’s staring us in the face is a big blue Democratic takeover in Washington.
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SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 12:35 PM
recently drove around the congressional district in which I grew up, Virginia’s 7th District, which encompasses the suburbs of Richmond. It’s the home of Dave Brat, the Tea Party-backed professor who stunned the political world by upsetting Eric Cantor in a 2014 primary that everyone assumed was a safe bet for the sitting House majority leader. Today, Brat is being challenged by Abigail Spanberger, a former C.I.A. operative and mother running in a district teeming with college-educated, suburban women who Democrats are counting on this year. The district hasn’t elected a Democrat since 1963, but every Republican and Democratic professional in Richmond knows that anti-Trump energy has put the race in striking distance for Spanberger. National Republicans are now playing defense, with Paul Ryan’s super PAC coming in to attack her on television and Brat playing hide-and-seek when it comes to scheduling a debate. Even two years ago, that state of play in that district would have been unthinkable.

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