Democrats were having the Best Week Ever after last Tuesday’s elections. Victories in Kentucky where Dems kept the governor’s mansion and successful issue elections in Ohio had Democrats doing the Dougie on Republicans up and down the nation on Tuesday night. However, in the now crucial swing state of Virginia there was a result this morning that finally turned up the lights on the Dem’s all night party. Incumbent state senator Edd Houck lost his re-election bid to Republican Bryce Reeves putting the once Democratic led state senate into a 20 to 20 tie . Of course this isn’t really a tie since all tie breaking votes are broken by the Lt. Governor who is also a Republican essentially putting all branches of state government in GOP hands. In an even more sobering sign for next year, this loss occurred in a district that Obama narrowly carried in 2008 over John McCain by 2% of the vote, and now Democrats have narrowly lost the district by 222 votes. Further, likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney actively campaigned in Virginia during these elections demonstrating a bit of local campaign pull on his part. Party’s over Democrats, time to get back to work saving the president’s job.
This article originally appeared at Politic365.com.