Yesterday’s special congressional election in Pennsylvania is giving the GOP serious cause for concern.
The race ended with a razor-thin margin of victory of only 640 votes, with the final triumph going to the Democrats.
That’s not a spectacular victory.
But it’s a district that President Trump won by 20 points in 2016.
With a growing economy and successful tax reform bill, this should have been a safe seat.
So naturally Democrats are crowing today about how the win is a bellwether for the November midterms.
If they’re right, it could be a bloodbath for the GOP.
Here’s more from BizPacReview…
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro issued a stern warning to Republicans, saying the 2018 midterm elections could get “very, very ugly” for the GOP if they don’t get their acts together and focus on winning.
“In the seven special elections held in 2017, the average shift from 2016 results was D+16,” Shapiro tweeted Tuesday night. “Tonight, it’s D+20. 2018 will be very, very ugly unless something cataclysmic happens for GOP.”
The editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire made the observations while analyzing the Pennsylvania special election, where Democratic upstart Conor Lamb gave GOP candidate Rick Saccone a surprisingly tough race.
Saccone, who was endorsed by President Trump, struggled in a district where Trump had trounced Hillary Clinton by 20 points. Naturally, Democrats blamed Trump for Saccone’s poor performance, and gleefully gloated that this is a sign of things to come for the 2018 midterms.
Meanwhile, liberals forget that Democrats lost more than 1,030 seats during Barack Obama’s tenure, and they never blamed him for it.