Home >> Trending Topics >> In The News >> Every Red State Dem Who Voted Against Kavanaugh Lost

Every Red State Dem Who Voted Against Kavanaugh Lost

http://dailycaller.com/

 

by Chris White

Every red state Democratic senator who voted against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in October lost their re-election bids.

(Article Continues Below Advertisement)

Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Donnelly of Indiana voted against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick – all four lost on Tuesday. The only red state Democrat to support Kavanaugh was rewarded with a re-election victory.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin won Tuesday night against Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. His success allowed the Democratic Party to salvage what was otherwise a lackluster performance up and down Senate races.

Trump campaigned hard against Manchin, but it was all for naught. As it turns out, the West Virginia Democrat’s “yes” vote to confirm Kavanaugh and his support of Trump administration energy policies seemed to stem Morrisey’s surge of support in the polls.

Missouri’s Senate race came down to the wire as Democratic incumbent McCaskill battled Republican challenger and sitting state Attorney General Josh Hawley to keep her seat for a third term. She lost despite suggesting that her opposition to Kavanaugh was not related to sexual allegations leveled against the justice as the confirmation process concluded.

(Article Continues Below Advertisement)

Meanwhile, Republican businessman Mike Braun defeated Donnelly, which all but assured the GOP would hold on the upper chamber of Congress. The outcome follows a hotly contested battle that left election forecasters unsure of what would happen. With 49 percent of the precincts reporting, Braun defeated Donnelly, the incumbent.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

Wake up Right! Subscribe to our Morning Briefing and get the news delivered to your inbox before breakfast!

About DCNF

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign up for our Newsletter

* indicates required field




Email Format


Subscribe!