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Jonathan Bernstein

Eight Takeaways From the Midterms So Far

Votes are still being counted in key races, but it’s clear that Republicans are paying a price for selecting poor candidates.

No red wave.

No red wave.

Photographer: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images


The midterm elections are neither a Republican landslide nor a Democratic surprise … but there is still a long way to go before we have winners in several key races, and control of the Senate isn’t likely to be known for a while.

Still, there are some clear lessons emerging from the night’s results.