Despite the media almost complete focus on every utterance of Donald Trump?
Voters going to the polls last month voted for those who could help them with improving their daily lives, not just against Trump’s rants and legal troubles….
Democratic governors now preside over a majority of the American people and vast change from the massive move to Republican after President Obama assumed office….
Democratic governors coming off their best election cycle in nearly 40 years say their victories in red and purple states this year show the party must offer ideas that go beyond opposition to President Trump in the upcoming presidential contest.
In interviews this weekend, both incumbent and incoming governors said their party has at times failed to communicate properly with middle-class voters, especially in Midwestern states critical to winning the White House, an implicit critique of the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
They said candidates who won this year did so by focusing on local issues like roads and infrastructure, education and health care.
“The Democratic Party writ large has to stand for something more than being against Trump. That is so important, and I think governors lead on that,” said Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D), the newly elected chairwoman of the Democratic Governors Association.
Democrats picked up seven governorships in last month’s midterm elections. The party won in blue states such as Illinois, Maine and New Mexico, swing states including Nevada, Michigan and Wisconsin, and even in deep-red Kansas.
Once all newly elected governors are sworn in, Democrats will hold 23 executive offices around the country, states worth 283 votes in the electoral college….