All of the decidedly anti-Trump Democratic energy that has boosted liberal fundraising, organizing and even podcasting has now proven to have almost enough bite to matter, but not quite. Democrats are triumphantly celebrating the margin in the Kansas special election to replace Representative Mike Pompeo (current CIA Director). Democrat James Thompson lost, and it wasn’t really close, it was just close-r than it should have been. It is remarkable that a Democrat was able to get within seven points in a district that Trump won by 27 points a few short months ago, that’s an indisputably big swing. Despite the loss, the noise mattered apparently. Republicans are reportedly increasingly concerned about the upcoming Georgia 6 special election, and the 2018 map is starting to cause some grief. Whatever this one election may or may not mean, we are keen to watch where all the grass roots energy takes the leaders at the top.

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