Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Dems Pick Up Deep-Red State Seat in Missouri

Democrats won an exurban St. Louis seat in the Missouri state House of Representatives on Tuesday, racking up another victory in a district carried easily by President Trump in the 2016 election. Voters in Jefferson County appeared to choose Mike Revis, a 27-year old Democrat, to fill a seat left vacant when the incumbent quit to run for county executive. With all ten precincts within the district reporting, Revis led Republican David Linton by 108 votes, or about three percentage points. If Revis's lead holds, it would mark a significant swing from 2016, when President Trump won the district by a 61 percent to 33 percent margin. Four years before that, Mitt Romney beat President Obama in the district, south and west of St. Louis, by a 55- to 43-percent margin.


"In 2017, Democrats won 15 special elections in districts previously held by Republicans -- including a U.S. Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which Sen. Doug Jones (D) won in December."

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-02-07 01:44 AM

Flip flip flip flip flip.


#2 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-02-07 04:42 AM

So much for the "damaging poll" last week.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-07 07:11 AM

Since some current Americans (especially trump fans) have the attention span of a gnat with ADHD, they simply cannot conceive of the glacial speed of demographic shifts.

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-02-07 08:23 AM

With exception of the Senate seat, I suspect the rest of these are all state positions

I'm glad to see the change but understand there are over 7,000 state legislators.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2018-02-07 08:32 AM

Fake News!!!!


#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-02-08 03:36 AM

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-08 04:32 AM


#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-08 11:21 AM

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