(Worthy News) – The Democratic Party’s sweeping victory in Virginia on Tuesday put a major scare into Republicans in Congress and signaled the severe damage President Trump’s unpopularity could cause in 2018.
Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for governor, didn’t just lose. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democrat, trounced him by nearly 9 percentage points, lifting several Democratic challengers to victory over GOP incumbents in down ballot legislative races.
Trump blamed Gillespie, charging on Twitter that he lost because he did not embrace him or his populism. Indeed, Gillespie kept Trump at arm’s length, never campaigning with him, although his advertising aped the president’s culture war themes. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]