A Democrat just flipped a House seat in a district Donald Trump won by 20 points on Tuesday night. So what? Well, there are only 119 House seats where Trump’s margin was narrower than that. Democrats now need to win just 23 to take back the House. If Republicans weren’t gnawing off their nails already, Tuesday night should have done the trick.
But don’t take my word for it …
“Some incumbents could lose in November who don’t even think they have races right now.”
It bears repeating: a Republican candidate in a district Trump carried by 20 points is struggling at the finish line. To torture Frank Sinatra’s most famous lyric, if it can happen there (or in an Alabama Senate race), it can happen anywhere.
This squeaker Pennsylvania race, once the results are officially called, will likely prompt Republicans to reexamine both the candidates they nominate and how they campaign ahead of November’s midterms