A THAT is a warning sign to whoever the Democrats have running against him next year….
Democrats ARE enegerzied…
But so are some Republicans…
Just not enough in recent Governor elections that saw there Republicans lose….
Democrats are rightfully ecstatic that they won two of the three 2019 elections for governor in deep red Southern states, overcoming relentless campaign visits by President Donald Trump. But in truth, their twin triumphs had less to do with Trump and more to do with GOP Gov. Matt Bevin’s toxicity in Kentucky and Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’s popularity in Louisiana.
Edwards and Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear ran well ahead of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 support virtually everywhere in their states. But the results also reaffirmed where Democrats’ true opportunity lies in 2020: suburbs with lots of college-educated whites.
Democratic victories in Kentucky (where Trump won by a huge 30 points in 2016) and Louisiana (where Trump won by 20 points), are all the more impressive because turnout skyrocketed compared to the races four years ago. In Kentucky, the number of votes cast spiked 51 percent over 2015, and in Louisiana, votes cast surged 31 percent — far higher than the 21 percent increase in Mississippi, where Democrats fell short.
But a closer look at the results suggests it wasn’t necessarily higher turnout that put Edwards and Beshear over the top. In both Kentucky and Louisiana, turnout surged strongly in both heavily blue and heavily red parts of each state, suggesting both Trump and the Democrats were effective in galvanizing their supporters to the polls….