Good news/bad news: We’ve taken the House and hemorrhaged Senate seats in red states. There’s so much to take apart about tonight — but for now I want to do a little victory dance for our Song of Resistance candidates, for whom we raised $10,000 in a September concert:
Beto O’Rouke, TX-Sen: Well, he didn’t pull it out. But he was competitive, and seems to have pulled a few US House candidates across the finish line. The money and organization he raised will remain in Texas politics and help turn it into a true purple state … eventually. It’s a disappointment for sure. But.
Jared Golden, Maine 2nd: We don’t have results yet, but he’s holding strong in a very close district.
Chris Pappas, New Hampshire’s 1st: He wins! Terrific candidate in a ruthlessly close district.
Antonio Delgado, New York 19th: Wins! A Rhodes scholar, Harvard Law grad progressive defeats health care hypocrite John Faso in a rural swing district.
Annie Kuster, New Hampshire 2nd: Breezed to victory.
So if Golden pulls it out — possibly assisted by ranked-choice voting — we will have gone four out of five in these mostly regionally-chosen races. Not bad! Thanks again to everyone who gave.