Surprise for everyone who thought you got to escape elections for the next two years. Last week was the first of a handful of special elections
scheduled over the next three months.
What you’ll hear most Democrats say is that these are referendums on Trump, just like 2010 was one for Obama. That election is notorious for being the largest defeat for democrats
in nearly 80 years (since the Great Depression) - largely powered by the emergence of the Tea Party and a widespread pushback on the Affordable Care Act. The missing context here is that Democrats controlled both chambers of congress and the White House, and had no problem passing sweeping health care reform without a single Republican vote.
This week Kansas’ 4th Congressional District held an election to replace Mike Pompeo who is now the Director of the CIA. Ron Estes won
52% of the vote holding the seat in Republican control.
One tweet from each perspective of what those results mean for the Trump referendum: