In Colorado, after curing votes in all but one county, Boebert's lead is down to 551 votes. That's a mandatory recount but she will probably still win, as there are unlikely to be that many counting errors.
Such a shame, but Frisch ran a great campaign and is clearly the superior candidate. I look for him to try again in 2024. In the meantime, 2 more years of Boebert's outbursts.https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm ... 57eb87c543
Frisch conceded today, so Boebert will be back for two more years. I think Frisch will try again, but depending on who the GOP nominee is, there may be more GOP turnout in the next election.
I think it will be interesting, also, to see who Democrats elect as House Minority Leader. I am guessing not a progressive, but someone farther to the left than Pelosi. Maxine Waters or Sheila Jackson Lee would really drive MAGAs nuts. I am thinking it might be Joaquin Castro.
AoC would be perfect to troll them with. She is a lot brigther than most of the GOP, and would bring the mysoginy,racism , and ageism straight to the surface of the GOP attacks
I agree about AOC but I think that would cause too much trouble. Republicans would focus so hard on that to distract everyone from the fact they will not get anything done. I don't know much about Hakeem Jeffries, who (as another post stated) will probably be the next Democratic leader. With him, at least we will not be distracted and actually see they are not going to get anything done.
Jeffries is a corporate owned and backed democrat who loves smacking down progressives. He has actually run campaigns against progressives in primaries running ads that attack so hard that in a General they would be run by the GOP candidate against them. He was closely aligned with Joe Crowley, and in fact they were putting together a campaign for Crowley to challenge Pelosi for speaker, which got derailed by AOC successfully primary challenge to Crowley.
Jeffries biggest challenge is going to be to try to keep groups like the squad in line. He doesn't command the respect that Pelosi did, and it could be with all new democrat leadership they flex their muscles a lot more. I would expect Pramila Jayapal to make a bid at something, and I would expect her either get shut out of the leadership, or at least have some ranking member position to try to keep the Progressives in line.
All this talk of gerrymandering and polls, but what we really need is to take money out of politics. Look at how much money was spent on ads and meet-and-greets for candidates. ALL candidates. It is disgusting. We have the best government money can buy. And it ain't that great. For all those millions and millions of dollars spent on this last campaign, the message from Democrats was "we are bad but not like election deniers!" and the GOP message was "vote for us because we are not Democrats!" That's what we got for millions of dollars.
Take money out of politics.
I am with you but without a constitutional amendment it won't happen. Gerrymandering played a role but not the big role that I think everyone anticipated outside of Florida. Interestingly the GOP will win the popular vote in the House this cycle.
One other thing that was successful for Democrats this cycle, but they need to be very careful with because this is playing with fire. One of the reason the Dems held onto the senate is because the Dems poured lots of money into GOP primaries to ensure that people like Kari Lake, and Don Bolduc were nominated because they felt they were so crazy they could not win a general. They were right this time, but the issue is if they do this and miss, you are stuck with a crazy actually holding elected office. This is exactly how Trump got elected in 2016.