Democrat Chis McDaniel has apparently won a landslide victory over his Republican opponent 62% to 28%. to retake an Oklahoma State House seat lost in 2010 in a special election. Republican Rusty Farley, who had won the traditionally Democratic seat in 2010, died unexpectedly in July of last year setting up the special election. McDaniel’s win is good news for Democrat hopes to take back the House in November since it may signal that Democrats have a good chance of reclaiming seats they lost in 2010.
Another Democrat in Oklahoma, Rep. Al McAffrey, D-Oklahoma City, easily beat attorney Jason Reese 66.6 percent to 33.4 percent in ballots cast during the special election to replace Democratic Oklahoma state Senate leader Andrew Rice, who moved to Tennessee.
In Maine, Democrat Chis Johnson upset Republican Dana Down to take what was thought to be a secure Maine Senate seat.
This string of victories for Democrats at the state level may be a good sign for Obama and Democrats as they go into the national elections in the fall. Stay tuned. There are signs out there that American voters are having some buyers’ remorse about the choices they made in 2010.
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