With six days to go to the Midterm Elections of 2018, it seems more likely than not that the crucial area of the Midwest will see a tidal wave of Democratic Governorships.
Minnesota is already Democratic controlled in the Governorship, and will likely remain so.
The states of Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa all are tending Democratic, with a victory over Scott Walker in Wisconsin the most heralded election of them all, if it occurs.
If all or most of these states go Democratic in the Governorship races, reapportionment of the state legislatures and the US House of Representatives after the 2020 Census will be under control of Democrats, unlike what happened in 2010 after the last census.
Such victories by Democrats could also have an impact on the Presidential Election of 2020, as it would boost the chances of the leading Midwesterner who might seek the White House, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, part of the tradition of Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, Walter Mondale, and Paul Wellstone. Being from a state that borders on Iowa and its first in the nation caucuses in 2020 is an advantage for Klobuchar.
Another possible gainer would be Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, and both Klobuchar and Brown would have an edge on gaining the white working class support in their section that fell short for Hillary Clinton, and helped Donald Trump to win the Electoral College in 2016.
So watching the Midwest this next Tuesday night and Wednesday will be a center of attention, and also include Congressional districts that are likely to flip Democratic in these states.
In addition to midwest governorships, I am putting it another way: The six Republican pickup states for 2016 Donald Trumpâ€”Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsinâ€”are looking like they will each have Democratic governors come January 2019. This is already applicable with Pennsylvania. Add to this Trumpâ€™s Republican pickup of the 2nd Congressional District of Maine, and you can fold that state in as well. (Arenâ€™t midterm elections quite interesting?)
Yes, D, they are, a chance for the American people to change what is going on, and react to events!
Hope everyone is having a nice Halloween. Hard to believe that Election Day is only 6 days away! My, how time flies!