Democrats and the press just as sure about midterms as they were in 2016

Well, surprise, surprise: Look what we have here, coming in from Texas: A Republican candidate won an upset victory Tuesday night in the runoff for a Texas state Senate seat that had been held by Democrats for more than a decade. Pete Flores (R), a conservative former leader of the state Parks and Wildlife Department's law enforcement division, won a surprise victory over Democrat Pete Gallego. So much for the unstoppable blue wave.  Cripes, the Democrats are losing seats they thought were gimmes.  And here's some more good news for Republicans from Texas: Incumbent Republican Ted Cruz has opened a 9-point lead in his high-profile U.S. Senate race against Democrat Beto O'Rourke, according to a poll released Tuesday.  A survey of 807 likely voters by Quinnipiac University has Cruz with a lead of 54 percent to 45 percent over O'Rourke, the congressman from El Paso, with a margin of...(Read Full Post)
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