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Businessman Matt Bevin Challenges Senate Minority Leader McConnell In Primary Election

As John Green often does in his Crash Course US history lectures, I’d like to consult Me from the Past. My own Me from the Past is from yesterday at 4PM, when it still seemed possible that Mark Begich’s GOTV strategy could lead to a surprise win and Bruce Braley’s ground operation would bring out Democrats in Iowa and North Carolina might actually reelect a Democratic Senator for the first time since Sam Ervin in 1968. What a wonderful world that would be!

But we know it’s not necessarily a wonderful world we live in. Republicans basically swept the table last night, and Democrats can only console themselves by not losing Senate seats in New Hampshire and Virginia that should have easily been theirs. My own fond hope that Kay Hagan could hold on in NC failed by a very narrow margin, and corrupt cue-ball-with-teeth Rick Scott somehow managed…

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