Off-year state elections in the U.S. can be a mixed bag or harbingers of things to come.
Here are a few takeaways from a night of balloting just under a year from the 2020 national election.
Trump campaigned aggressively for the Republican gubernatorial candidates, flying to Tupelo, Mississippi, last Friday to campaign for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who won the governorship, and led a rally in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday for Bevin. This is the third election in a row in which Democrats made significant gains since Trump was elected.
Mark Smith, a supporter of Gov. Matt Bevin, waits for the election results at the governor's election-night watch party in Louisville.
She acknowledged that the Democrats' complete takeover in Virginia was "terrible" for Republicans, but argued that "in the state of Kentucky, we had a very unpopular governor", but that "Trump comes in and he made this race as competitive as you can possibly make it". In 2015, Trump carried it by 30% - one of his largest margins of victory anywhere.
Neither Bevin nor Trump conceded the loss. That's why I thought those suburbs of Cincinnati just jumped out at me, because you can think of places like that in a lot of different.
The president wasn't wrong.
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Briskman wrote on Twitter that she was looking forward to "representing my friends & neighbors" in the Algonkian District. Loudoun deserves transparency in government, fully funded schools & smarter solutions to growth", she said.
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"We had Matt Bevin, who had about a 32% approval rating back in July, Trump comes into town, gets this thing tied up at 49-49", Ingraham told viewers, adding that without Trump's visit, "this race would have been a 10 point race for the Democrat". Tamarra Wieder, public affairs and policy director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of IN and Kentucky, said it was the first time the organization had invested IN the state's governor race. Now, they have achieved a trifecta: control of the governor's office and both legislative chambers.
Gov. Matt Bevin (R-Ky.) is not giving up his bid for another four year term in governing the Bluegrass State, saying it is a "close, close race". "The Democrats nominated a moderate, who's dad was a moderate, who didn't talk about impeachment or Trump, and who acts like a Republican".
In other words, Virginia - which was once comfortably Republican and recently had been considered a swing state - is solidly Democratic blue.
Democrats have pledged that when they take power, they will pass an agenda that Republicans have blocked for years, including stricter gun laws, a higher minimum wage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, making Virginia the final state needed for possible passage of the gender equality measure.
Earlier this year, the state's governor was mired in a scandal over a photograph of a person in blackface in his medical school yearbook, prompting concerns among Democrats that it would take a toll on their electoral prospects. As some recent polls show, Trump still has a path to an Electoral College victory and presidential re-election in 2020, but it is highly doubtful that course will run through Virginia.
In Mississippi, Republicans have controlled the governor's office for two decades.
In Mississippi, Reeves was declared the victor over Democrat Jim Hood for that state's governor's mansion.