Democrats are counting on a blue wave to wash across America this November.
A Democrat victory will sweep Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer into power.
But the morning after these key elections Democrats realized they woke up to their worst nightmare.
California is the cornerstone of the Democrats’ plans to win back Congress.
The Democrats need to win just over 20 seats to win the House and there are seven competitive House races in California.
And the party was counting on the Gubernatorial election to be there secret weapon.
Because of the state’s “jungle primary” – where the two top vote-getters, regardless of party, make the general election – Democrats figured two Democrats could make the General Election since the Republicans make up just 25% of registered voters in California, a total that is third behind Democrats and those with no party affiliation.
But that did not happen.
Thanks to Donald Trump’s endorsement, businessman John Cox placed second behind Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and the GOP will have a top of the ticket candidate this November.
Strategists had feared being shut out of the Gubernatorial election would lead Republicans to stay home and have a catastrophic effect on down-ballot House races.
But in more good news for Republicans, the Republican vote total in six of the seven House primaries – where members of both parties competed – exceeded 50 percent giving the GOP a strong chance to hold those districts.
Projections that show the Democrats winning the House are banking on Republicans losing nearly all of those seats.
Preventing a California wipeout could stop Nancy Pelosi from ascending to the position of Speaker of the House.
Many are now beginning to wonder if the much-touted “blue wave” will ever materialize, or if it was just media hype all along.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the midterm election.