Context is important. Every race is different. Nowadays you have to dig deep to find it.
Here’s what I heard: Bishop, the Republican, only won by 2% in a district that Trump carried by 9% in 2016. Supposedly, this means that support for Republicans (and more importantly for the spinners, Trump) is eroding.
On the third page of the google search, I found some context.
Apparently, Republicans had been found cheating ( not sure if this was actually true, but it doesn’t matter for the sake of this post). The Democrat who’d been cheated, McCready, a moderate and Marine, ran again, the Republican candidate was replaced by unknown, Bishop.
So the moderate Marine Democrat who was cheated out of his Congressional seat who had already run a campaign in the district still lost to a relatively obscure Republican.
I think that just might account for the 7% discrepancy.
By the way, Democrats have been moving rightward of late, trying desperately to win. That is kind of a good thing, right?Published in