With the election results in we have a little more of a picture as to what to expect in next years elections with the widespread win in Virginia and the narrow victory in Kentucky.
Gov. Matt Bevin was ousted despite the attempt at drumming up supporters earlier this week from our embarrassment in chief leading a rally in the state. Despite Beshear winning the republicans captured all other statewide races.
Virginia is a different story where Democrats control both chambers in the legislature and governor’s office for the first time since 1993. The races here have some historic results with Ghazala Hashmi becoming the first Muslim woman elected to the Virginia senate. Democrats now have the option of redrawing the legislative boundaries after next years census results which can lead to stronger wins in the future.
Most of what I have been able to gather from this is that Trump is becoming more unpopular in suburban areas while keeping a strong foothold in more rural regions of the country as candidates were either latching onto him themselves or tying their opponents to him directly. Granted this is only a small fraction of what to expect in next years elections so we cannot get complacent. No surprise that republicans were able to keep a firm hold of southern states but we still have Louisiana to hold their election on Saturday to see if the shift continues in the state.