Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Yesterday's Primaries A Big Boost For Democrats

Democratic primary results yesterday are renewing optimism for success in November. By one estimate, Democratic turnout (excluding California) was up 69% from 2014, while Republican turnout was up only 4%.  You'd better believe enthusiasm counts!  The other point to note is the success of female Democratic candidates in both statewide and local elections.

Missouri Democratic State Rep. Lauren Arthur won an open State Senate seat special election in a district that Republicans had held for a decade and Cadet Bone Spurs won in 2016. And it was a blowout.

Here are results as of this morning, so you can see for yourself.

Speaking of California, there apparently were no "lockouts" of Democrats in several Congressional districts, as some had rightfully feared.  In other words, we'll have a Democrat running in every Congressional district in California, where the party is hopeful of picking off up to nine vulnerable Republicans.  It's also looking like Republicans will be locked out of the U.S. Senate race, with Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein and former State Sen. Kevin de León running 1- 2.  (Bwahahaha)

Don't let concern trolls affect you. Stay focused, have hope, and work, work, work!


donnah said...

A “Blue Wave” won't happen unless we make it happen. Seeing good results from the various state primaries is both encouraging and rewarding. It shows that Democratic teams are already moving to get out the vote. And people who sat on their hands in 2016 may just jump up and cast their ballots, making the terrible House and Senate go Blue.

Fingers croseed, but alsomplanning to do what I can this fall. We have to prevail. Our democracy depends on it.

W. Hackwhacker said...

donnah - that's exactly the attitude Dems need to have!