Is the Pennsylvania vote the start of anti-Trump Blue Wave ?
Republican-friendly House district in Pennsylvania and saw the vote as a sign that an anti-Trump backlash could carry them to a congressional majority in the elections in November.
“Let it be known that the Blue Wave of 2018 began in Pennsylvania,” said Jack Hanna, that state’s Democratic chairman. “And this is only the beginning of the wave.”
While Republicans downplayed the declared victory of Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, political analysts said things look good for Democrats as they try to wrest House and Senate majorities from the Republicans and Trump.
“The president is the lens through which people evaluate how things are going in the country,” political analyst Stuart Rothenberg said.
Trump backers cast the Pennsylvania race as a “one-off” that won’t be replicated nationwide in November. Republicans also said the voter turnout strategies they used to help elect Trump in 2016 will enable them to keep control of the House and the Senate in 2018.