Democrats swept the Virginia State legislature Tuesday night, flipping both the House and Senate to blue for the first time since 1993. It’s just one of several massive, major victories the Democratic Party earned one year out from the 2020 presidential election.
Kentucky’s Tea Party Trump-endorsed Republican governor Matt Bevin lost his job Tuesday night, with Democrat Andy Beshear winning the gubernatorial race. President Donald Trump just 24 hours ago was delivering a rally urging Republicans to vote for Bevin. He lost.
Governor Bevin is refusing to concede, despite all major news outlets reporting he has lost.
How big a Democratic win in Kentucky is this? Trump won the state by 30 points in 2016.
A senior @DNC official responds to the Bevin Kentucky race, telling me, it’s a “big fucking deal..Trump spent big there and lost.”
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) November 6, 2019
Some more victories:
Remember the viral photo of the woman on her bicycle who flipped off Trump’s motorcade?
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) November 6, 2019
In his victory speech Andy Beshear pledges to “restore the voting rights of more than 140,000 citizens”
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 6, 2019
LIVE: Democrat Andy Beshear, apparent winner in Kentucky governor race, gives victory speech. https://t.co/2QGKbtBc19
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 6, 2019
Amy Klobuchar wins endorsement in first in the nation primary from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a big endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.
"If there is to be any realistic challenge to Trump in November, the Democratic nominee needs to have a proven and substantial record of accomplishment across party lines, an ability to unite rather than divide, and the strength and stamina to go toe-to-toe with the Tweeter-in-Chief," the newspaper wrote. "That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She is sharp and witty, with a commanding understanding of both history and the inner workings of Capitol Hill."
Elizabeth Warren wins coveted Iowa caucuses endorsement from the Des Moines Register newspaper
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) received a coveted endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the Des Moines Register newspaper.
"Who would make the best president at this point in the country’s history? At a time when the economic deck has become so stacked against working Americans that the gap between rich and poor is the highest in more than 50 years? At a time when a generation of war has stressed military families and sapped the treasury?" the newspaper asked. "The Des Moines Register editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses as the best leader for these times."