ELECTION: The blue wave didn't quite reach Eastern Washington. Cathy McMorris Rodgers maintained a healthy lead over her opponent Lisa Brown on election night.
but Republicans strengthened their grip on the Senate.
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"In the end, it wasn’t blue. But it was definitely a wave," writes Shawn Vestal. (Spokesman-Review)
Could've been better
Democrats had a good night. They took the House and gained some governor's seats. But it could have been better. (FiveThirtyEight)
Beto O'Rourke lost the Texas Senate race to Ted Cruz. In his concession speech, he dropped an F-bomb on live TV, saying "I'm so f—-ing proud of you guys!" (Politico)
Racists in the running
Self-described "Nazis" didn't fare well in the midterms (good!), but candidates linked to white supremacist organizations did good. (Vox)
With Democrats in leading the House, health care will be a major focus and maintaining Obamacare will be a top priority. (Vox)