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Wed May 17, 2023, 01:25 PM May 2023

So was yesterday another blue wave?

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So was yesterday another blue wave? (Original Post) Demovictory9 May 2023 OP
I voted yes Johnny2X2X May 2023 #1
Were there any big gop wins to offset the good news? Demovictory9 May 2023 #2
Not that I saw Johnny2X2X May 2023 #3
Answer no, in that no Republican seats were shifted to the Democrats brooklynite May 2023 #4
maybe not congressional seats but mayoral seats did drray23 May 2023 #6
It's a primary, so Dems beat other Dems FakeNoose May 2023 #5


(19,950 posts)
1. I voted yes
Wed May 17, 2023, 01:27 PM
May 2023

This was a great day for Dems and Biden and shows trouble for Republicans, haven't seen it reported that way much though.


(19,950 posts)
3. Not that I saw
Wed May 17, 2023, 01:42 PM
May 2023

And it seems to me the media was playing up the GOP primaries as off sets some how, where a Rep runs against a Rep.

If it would have went the other day, today would be non stop post mortem about how this is terrible news for the Democratic Party. Generally the party in power loses these off cycle elections because Americans like to blame someone, but that's not happening right now.

I think Americans are really afraid of Trump, hate Republcians attacks on Democracy, and the Woke attacks are falling flat.


(7,686 posts)
6. maybe not congressional seats but mayoral seats did
Wed May 17, 2023, 05:28 PM
May 2023

Donna deegan did flip the mayoral seat in Jacksonville, FL .
I am pretty sure we also had flips at state levels for lower offices.


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5. It's a primary, so Dems beat other Dems
Wed May 17, 2023, 02:03 PM
May 2023

I don't know if that should be called a "blue wave."

We had a few upsets in Allegheny County PA (where Pittsburgh is located). Our long-time District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. was apparently beaten by progressive challenger Matt Dugan. Dugan currently has an 11% advantage over Zappala but the mail-in ballots haven't all been counted. Also the primary race for Allegheny County Executive was won by progressive Dem Sara Innamorato, and the early favorites Michael Lamb and John Weinstein were left in the dust. It's usually assumed that whoever wins the primary will be a shoo-in for the general election.

I think what we've seen in southwestern PA in the last 2 years, is that when a "progressive" Dem goes against an "establishment" Dem, the progressives are winning. It's especially the younger, female progressives that are getting more chances to win.

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