Did Republican Optimism Outrun Reality?

Source: Washington Examiner
by Byron York

“Even as votes continue to be counted, the big picture that is emerging from midterm results around the country is that, as predicted, it appears Republicans will win control of the House of Representatives. That’s a big deal. Even if the GOP controls only one chamber of Congress, President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda is dead. … But in the final days and weeks of the campaign, Republicans began to hope for more. An optimism grew among GOP insiders that the party could capture the Senate, as well. First, they began to believe that Republicans could hold on to the toss-up seats they currently control: Ohio, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. The first three they felt very confident about, and the final one, Pennsylvania, they knew would be difficult.” (11/09/22)