Democrats flip-deep-red Missouri state House seat, signal problems for the GOP

Democrat Mike Revis won the by-election in the U.S. state of Missouri on Tuesday, reflect a deep red seat.

(Revis for Missouri Facebook)

Democrats mirrored, a Missouri house seat in Tuesday’s special election in a district that President Trump, won with 28 points in 2016, signalling the problems for the GOP before the year 2018 midterm elections.

Democrat Mike Revis won the election with just under 52 percent of the vote, while Republican David Linton received 48 percent. Tuesday’s election marked a 31-point swing to Democrats in the district compared to the 2016 presidential elections.

“Representative-elect Mike Revis victory tonight will undoubtedly send a further shock wave, which is said by the GOP, as we continue to run, the best candidates focused on the solution of local problems and improve their neighbors’ “quality of life”, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee’s Executive Director, Jessica Post in a statement.

“The DLCC continue to be impressed by our dedicated and talented slate of candidates, and have increased, in these precedent-setting special elections.”

Revis, a 27-year-old procurement manager, ran on a platform of a centrist Democrat, with a particular focus on education, access to health care and support for the work of the community, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

State Rep., Peter Merideth, D-St. Louis, said the newspaper, to win that Revis was “huge”, and can only support by “a lot of grass-roots and a hardworking, authentic, moderate candidate from his community.”

The results of the election could signal the changing of the tide for the GOP, the Position in the mid-term elections this year against a highly mobilized democratic opposition, United against the President.

In December, the Republicans, Roy Moore lost a deep-red Senate seat in Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones, allowing him to win the first Democrat in a decade to state-wide office in the state.

Last month, the Democrat, Patty Schachtner presented a state Senate seat in Wisconsin, which had been held by Republicans since the beginning of the century in a district, the Trump carried by 17 points in the presidential elections.

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has called the result a “Wake-up call” for the party.

Senate district 10 special election by a Democrat, a Wake-up call for Republicans in Wisconsin.

— Scott Walker (@Scott Walker) 17. January 2018

Speaker of the house of representatives, Paul Ryan said, the party had the interest, why he lost the election. “We normally have meant that this seat, and we lost that seat last night. So, Yes, I think we should pay attention to it,” Ryan told reporters last month, The New York Times reported.

But as the problems continue to mount for the Republicans, in the three other special elections in Missouri on Tuesday, the Republicans held their seats – the continuation of the GOP a two-thirds majority in the state House.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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