Democrats Won Just One Out of Four Special Elections in Missouri Yesterday, So Why Are They Celebrating?
What a difference a year of Trump makes. Democrats won a special election in Missouri yesterday in a district that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Democrat Mike Revis won Missouri's 97th Legislative District Seat by 3 points; in 2016, Trump carried the district by nearly 28 points. This amounts to a 31-point shift toward Democrats in that district, and the 35th legislative pickup for Democrats since Donald Trump took the oath of office last year.
The special election campaign to fill Montana's open at large congressional seat took a violent turn Wednesday night when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, allegedly body slammed Ben Jacobs, a reporter with The Guardian, who was asking him a question about the Republican health care plan.
Ben Jacobs described the assault from the back of an ambulance: