Originally Posted by 11Series
He also didn't mention Democrat Kathy Hochul’s win in one of New York's most heavily conservative districts (NY-26) special election just this spring. Did you forget about that election?
So do you think that the Democrat winning in a heavily Republican district was an affirmation of the Obama administration? Or is it only THIS election that matters? You can't have it both ways.
Actually I can have it any way I want but my post was about these two, joined in time, elections. I think the mood has changed in the last half year just a bit. In an effort to be accommodating though we can include that one but it would also seem logical to go ahead and include the last full congressional election cycle also. I seem to remember there were some historically significant results weren't there? Back to the OP at hand...the margin of these two wins was also significant and noteworthy.
I have to amend--I actually think the canary died and several more are looking mighty poorly.