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.
Women are just crushing men in most congressional Democratic primaries these days. I don't think I've ever seen (or read about if we're being honest) anything like it.— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) June 6, 2018
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)
The headline tonight is GREAT night for Dems:— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) June 6, 2018
(1) fantastic turnout & great nominees in NJ;
(2) strong showing in IA;
(3) no "lockouts" in CA;
(4) many female nominees winning.
LOTS OF WORK LEFT TO BE DONE, but serious progress tonight toward winning the House.
Don't let concern trolls affect you. Stay focused, have hope, and work, work, work!