It was not a rewarding night. The Democrats did the bare minimum necessary to stave off disastrous defeat, but not much more. All three rising stars – Gillum, O’Rourke, Abrams – fell short, although the book is not yet closed on Abrams. The Republicans lost control of the House, but actually expanded their razor thin margin in the Senate. The candidate I worked for in the NC 6th CD lost, narrowing Mark Walker’s margin slightly. There is no doubt in my mind that Trump’s frenetic campaigning helped the Republicans overall. I got five hours of sleep, which is three less than I need.
The next move belongs to Mueller.