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Blue wave? Not so fast after GOP-friendly primary results.
The Hill ^ | 05/09/18 | Terry Schilling

Posted on 05/09/2018 5:28:33 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

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Tuesday night’s primary election results in Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia provided a major lift to the GOP’s likelihood of maintaining the Senate. In Indiana, Mike Braun, a pro-Trump businessman, capitalized on his grassroots support to defeat two sitting U.S congressmen in order to challenge Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the fall. Congressman James Renacci (R) won his primary in Ohio in decisive fashion in order to take on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). And perhaps most importantly, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey pulled off a major upset in a three-way race, defeating the ever-controversial Don Blankenship, guaranteeing a cage match with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in a state that voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016.

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And if a recent Morning Consult survey released last week is accurate, the Democrats should be very worried. Despite leading the generic ballot nationwide 40-35, the numbers get ugly for Democratic incumbents state-by-state, especially for the most vulnerable:

Florida: Republicans 38, Democrats 37 Indiana: Republicans 39, Democrats 34 Missouri: Republicans 38, Democrats 33 Montana: Republicans 42, Democrats 37 North Dakota: Republicans 38, Democrats 30 Ohio: Democrats 38, Republicans 36 West Virginia: Republicans 43, Democrats 29

Those are not “blue wave” numbers. Not at all.

Much can change in politics, and there’s still a lot of time before November. But the clamoring for a Democratic wave year may prove to be déjà vu from 2016 — more wishful thinking from political pundits and media elites desperate to find anything to derail Donald Trump.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana; US: Ohio; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; bluewave; gopprimary; midterms; mikebraun; patrickmorrisey; primaries; renacci
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1 posted on 05/09/2018 5:28:33 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Because Democrats always snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Their rabid hatred for Trump all but guarantees it.

Good luck beating a popular President.


2 posted on 05/09/2018 5:32:47 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Lord, in the Name of Jesus, please let President Trump hold on to a majority in the House and Senate!


3 posted on 05/09/2018 5:34:33 AM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain (No weapon formed against me shall prosper! (Isaiah 54:17))
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To: yesthatjallen

Montana: Hehe. Bye bye, Tester.


4 posted on 05/09/2018 5:35:11 AM PDT by far sider
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To: All
A Blue Wave is coming.


5 posted on 05/09/2018 5:37:03 AM PDT by JonPreston (I post To: "All" because article posters rarely contribute to their own threads)
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To: yesthatjallen

i can’t wait to see the liberal tears - AGAIN this november


6 posted on 05/09/2018 5:37:44 AM PDT by Principled (No one will conquer America, from within or without, until its citizenry are disarmed.)
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To: goldstategop

Switch Democrats with GOPe and your statement would also be true.


7 posted on 05/09/2018 5:41:46 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: goldstategop

No, because the State Media always run fake polls saying the Dems are going to win and the real results are just the opposite.


8 posted on 05/09/2018 5:42:05 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: JonPreston

Trump said it was ‘a act of love’ when he kicked Jeb’s ass.


9 posted on 05/09/2018 5:42:56 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Liberals can kiss my bitter clingers!)
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To: Beagle8U
Trump said it was ‘a act of love’ when he kicked Jeb’s ass.

Best election ever!

10 posted on 05/09/2018 5:45:32 AM PDT by JonPreston (I post To: "All" because article posters rarely contribute to their own threads)
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To: yesthatjallen

Down the memory hole!


11 posted on 05/09/2018 5:46:01 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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To: yesthatjallen

The so-called “blue wave” is parallel to flushing the toilet after that blue disinfectant is put in. Disinfect America! LIBs OUT!


12 posted on 05/09/2018 5:47:04 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: yesthatjallen

I’ll bet its more like a “Blue Crossover”.


13 posted on 05/09/2018 5:48:21 AM PDT by Don Corleone (TA)
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To: yesthatjallen

A Blue Wave™ is coming! /sarc

14 posted on 05/09/2018 5:49:03 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: yesthatjallen

I never believed in the “Blue Wave”. It could happen, especially if the GOP establishment blocks progress, but it was never as likely as the #FakeNews media pretended.


15 posted on 05/09/2018 5:54:36 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Don Corleone
As I call them, "Donald Democrats".
16 posted on 05/09/2018 5:55:35 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

If we manage to hand the Republicans a 60 seat supermajority in the Senate, what will there excuse then be for failing to implement the Republican agenda?


17 posted on 05/09/2018 6:01:13 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: yesthatjallen

Not to excited yet about these pro Trump candidates. We have to wait and see how they handle it when the Democrat smear machine hits them. If they don’t learn from Richard Murdoch and Todd Aiken, they’ll go down


18 posted on 05/09/2018 6:04:36 AM PDT by Angels27
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To: central_va

More like...

19 posted on 05/09/2018 6:15:59 AM PDT by catman67 (14 gauge?)
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To: Pollster1

Beware national generic ballot numbers. They are impacted by wide margins for Democrats in certain Congressional districts in California and New York. The only thing that really matters is a district by district analysis.


20 posted on 05/09/2018 6:17:15 AM PDT by p. henry
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