While Donald Trump was spending his evening endorsing candidates on Twitter, Democrats just flipped two GOP-held seats and one in a district that carried Trump by 13 percentage points in the presidential election. On Tuesday night, Democrat Philip Spagnuolo, a substance abuse counselor, won a special election for the Belknap 3 House District in New Hampshire, adding to the long list of seats Dems have flipped since Trump’s inauguration.
Meanwhile, in Connecticut Democrat Philip Young claimed victory over Republican Bill Cabral in a Stratford-based district that has been in Republican hands for decades — even though Hillary Clinton carried a narrow plurality there in 2016.
This marks the 38th and 39th legislative flips since Trump’s inauguration. Democrats have now flipped six this year alone.
Ahead of next month’s primary elections in Texas, more Democratic voters than Republicans have cast ballots in what some party officials have interpreted as a new sign that a blue wave is building ahead of the midterm elections, according to The Hill.
The Texas Secretary of State’s office said 168,000 voters had cast ballots in the Democratic primary in person or by mail in the state’s ten largest counties through the end of Sunday. By contrast, 138,000 voters had cast ballots in the Republican primary.
In Texas, y’all. Look out, Ted Cruz, because Democrat Beto O’Rourke is coming. O’Rourke outraised Cruz in donations by $1.5 million: $2.3 million to $800,000. That nice chunk of cash was from the beginning of 2018 through mid-February and that came after O’Rourke outpaced Cruz in the closing quarter of 2017, $2.4 million to $1.8 million.
Trump endorsed Cruz, among others, today on Twitter.
I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2018
Keep endorsing candidates, Mr. Trump. It’s the kiss of death.
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