"In special Texas House election, Democrats bit off more than they could chew
Texas Democrats raised the stakes in their effort to flip a Republican House seat to their side in Fort Bend County. It was a long-shot, promoted as a promising opportunity. And they lost, big."
Final results for Texas special:
Republican Gary Gates 58%
Democrat Eliz Markowitz 42%
Democrats are obsessed with the idea of turning Texas blue.
This destroys those hopes.
Numbers for previous recent elections for this district:
Trump, 2016 +10
Cruz, 2018 +3
And this was an off year special without Trump on the ballot.
More on the Texas special
This was yet another stunning failure for Beto O'Rourke, who followed his senate failure with a ludicrous failed presidential campaign.
This was his chance to become an activist for the Left and turn Texas blue.
He was the face of the campaign.
Now he has three failed political 'careers' in 15 months.
Perhaps a record
On topic for Texas - off-topic as it has to do with state polls, but the Texas special reflects this:
Texas match-ups for the White House.
Trump 54% (+14)
Trump 55% (+15)
Trump 56% (+18)
Trump 56% (+20)
This poll may exaggerate, but even half of those leads would mean a landslide against every Democrat
Another GOP victory last night in a Georgia special election:
GOP won Georgia HD 171
GOP (two candidates) 66.7%
Safe GOP seat - but a solid gain for the GOP over the last election - 59.2 in 2012
Winner is Joe Campbell
The sheer lunacy of the Left: this puff piece was written to promote O'Rourke's new 'venture'.
Before the Texas special GOP landslide, of course.
"He May Not Be a Candidate, but Beto O’Rourke is Rebuilding His Texas Organizing Machine for 2020
O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate campaign was fueled by an organizing network of 20,000 volunteers. Can he harness that energy again without being on the ticket?"
The media worship of O'Rourke never stops.
They are determined to make him succeed.
But it's like training a dog to dance a waltz on two legs. He just keeps falling down.
More of the ongoing thread covering 2020 House of Representatives and State Rep Election thread:
Excellent news for the GOP as ratings for 10 House of Representatives seats have changed inf favor of the Republicans on the leftist centerforpolitics site:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R, FL-25)
Likely Republican to Safe Republican
Brian Mast (R, FL-18) Likely to Safe Republican
Mike Bost (R, IL-12) Likely to Safe Republican
Tim Walberg (R, MI-7) Likely to Safe Republican
More ratings changes that benefit the GOP:
Pete Stauber (R, MN-8) Likely to Safe Republican
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D, TX-7) from Likely Lean Democratic, thanks to a strong candidate in Wesley Hunt (R) and the GOP victories in Texas recently.
WI-7 Special (Duffy, R) Likely to Safe Republican
Brian Fitzpatrick (R, PA-1) Tossup to Leans Republican
Dave Joyce (R, OH-14) Likely to safe Republican
Mike Kelly (R, PA-16) Likely to Safe Republican
This is all from left-wing Larry Sabato, who became known for his prediction of a Hillary landslide in 2016.
Almost all of his projections reflect a strong leftist bias and he underplays GOP strengths.
So it is always possible that the GOP's prospects are even better than he is saying here.
Ongoing thread covering 2020 House of Representatives and State Rep Election thread:
Another GOP victory yesterday. Republicans have flipped a state house seat in Kentucky that had been held by Democrats for thirty years.
Richard White defeated Dem challenger Bill Redwine in a solid victory.
Richard White 4,750
Bill Redwine 3,731.
Prospects continue to improve for the GOP to flip the House.
Sean Parnell is running to defeat leftist Conor Lamb in PA
The Democrat candidates are running from the nominees and not only Sanders.
All the Dems oppose fracking, and that alone will destroy them in PA.
Parnell is on twitter with that message constantly.
Lamb is a fraud. Now his twitter feed is littered with frightened comments about Sanders and his own party's support for fracking.
@timr He isn't the only one. All those Democrats who got elected in the House in 2018 are looking like total frauds.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.