Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kentucky stunner: GOP seat flips to Dems

The Democrats have now won at least 2 of the 4 special elections for Kentucky House today. The second seat is particularly amazing, because it was a Republican-held seat north of Lexington. (This was Ryan Quarles's old seat.)

"Butbutbutbut! Republican seats are supposed to stay Republican in perpetuity! No fair! Waaah!"

Today could still go 2 for 2, but the Republicans would have to flip a Democratic seat in southwestern Kentucky. If so, the Democrats will maintain a 52 to 48 edge in the House. (Yes, I said 48. That's kind of an inside joke that seems fitting for the Kentucky GOP.)