Amid a record-high Dow, low unemployment, a rise in job creation, a housing boom and overall consumer optimism, the party in charge took a thumping Tuesday night.
It’s now the Republicans turn to figure out “What Happened,” the title of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election post-mortem, after Democrats took the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races, regained control of the Virginia House of Delegates and the Washington State Senate, won mayoral races in Charlotte and St. Petersburg, and celebrated the passage of a referendum on Medicaid expansion in Maine.
President Trump blamed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, who lost by 9 points, for the setback in Virginia.
“Ed Gillespie worked hard did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!” Trump tweeted. (Read more from “Fired up Dems Smell Blood as They Eye 2018” HERE)