Listen: Virginia, Barbara Comstock And Charlie Baker Josh discussed on Joe Pags
"Eighteen midterm elections. I'm Jared Halpern is Josh Kraushaar. Our and we have new projections. Fox News decision desk can now project in the Arkansas governor's race that it has been called for incumbent Republican as Hutchinson defeating democrat Jared Henderson so that Arkansas governor's race called. It is a hold for Republicans as Hutchinson elected governor of Arkansas, not a big surprise there. Josh, but another race called this one courtesy of the Associated Press democrat, Jennifer waxed in defeating Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock in that Virginia house race that was one of those seats that Democrats had a target on for a long time. That is now a successful pick up for Democrats. So we now have two seats that are democratic flips the south Florida's seat with Donna Shalala winning. And now democrat Jennifer Weston in Virginia one note about that Jennifer waxed in win in Virginia. The national. Publican congressional committee which spends money to help save Republican incumbents spent over five million dollars to try to help Barbara Comstock out and spent more money in that district. I believe in any other congressional district with about seventy five percent reporting. She's down by thirteen points. There's going to be a lot of Republican second guessing, you know, there are a lot of vulnerable Republicans out there that are facing tough races. A lot of Republicans are going to be wondering why so much money went to congresswoman Comstock who was looking like she was in a really tough district. And if other other races are close, we're Republicans didn't get as much money in a we'll see some some finger pointing going on the Associated Press. Also now reporting that Greg Pence has been elected to congress in Indiana. Why does that name sound familiar? Greg prints, of course, the older brother vice President Mike Pence, so it will make thanksgiving and all of the holidays a little bit easier in the fam- all in the family in Indiana and Indiana's looking good last name to have if you're running for office in Indiana. I'm sure the vice. President is happy. His his brother is now in congress in Indiana's Mike Pence may have played a big role in Indiana shaping up to be a good good Republican state. Let's bring back into our conversation. Colin Reed time mass door Finn. So tire I'll start with you. We have seen now. Just a couple of these democratic. Flips. I don't know when the the surge may happen, but what are your thoughts? So far in what you're saying? You know, look, it's it's sort of to be expected. We knew that Virginia. Dan was as close in the bag as you get same with Florida twenty-seven looks like or in decent shape in Florida twenty-six Virginia seven which shouldn't really be competitive is is coming to a nail biter looks like Kentucky six potentially as well. So look, I I think they were performing as expected, and this is I want to make one point here. And Josh can can chime in this is why it's so important that the Democrats built such a large house battlefield, and they have so many different routes to twenty three seats because some of the balls just aren't gonna bounce your way L let's bring in Collin too. I mean colander are you seeing signals and the Republicans cine concern with the suburbs and some of these races that we have been looking. Whether it's the day seat there in suburban Richmond. Obviously the this race. We just called the Barbara Comstock seed in in suburban DC, you're not too many surprises yet on the in in Virginia. And also Virginia five was one of the other four races that I know Josh mentioned earlier, he was keeping his eyes on in Virginia and that went through Republican way. So I don't think there's too many surprises yet and the house side on the Senate side, you know, I have people are telling me that they're feeling better and better, but the Indiana Senate race, and if Mike Braun is able to put that one away and put it away early. It really kind of throws cold water on any democratic chance of taking over the Senate outside shot as it may have been to begin. With is tonight is everything you're seeing tonight meeting your expectations, or are there any surprises from the results we've seen so far that suggest something may be going in a different direction. So far. I haven't seen too many surprises. I think Larry HOGAN and Charlie Baker Josh being able to win so early in such blue states is switching the conversation here to gubernatorial side is not a surprise, but it should be given the political climate and the deep blue nature of the states, they represent, but that's a credit to them in the team around them in the in the way they've governed the last four years. Thai. What do you make of the the success thereof of Baker and HOGAN, you know, I mean state policy, obviously, they're blue states federally? But you know, state policies are always unique. That's why we've got democratic governors in places like Montana, but no, they they ran good campaigns. And they were able to put away early. I think I think Republicans might actually pick up the Connecticut governor's race. I know that ones that one's very close. But Democrats just picked up the Illinois governor's race. So that's a that's a gain for us. So, you know, I it state state level politics are can defy partisan nature much more than federal railroad ties. Totally right on that. I mean, you know, if if those guys were running for federal office this year would be a real hard uphill slog. But you're able to kind of separate from the national brand of your party, which might not be popular. But voters can kind of distinguish between governors and Senate. I it's just interesting to me because of how deep blue state. Those are and how early does the night, and we're already putting those in the in the win column for the Republicans. I it shows to the you know candidates run their own race. If you did not hear Donald Trump's name at all from Charlie Baker and Larry HOGAN. Right. And if the if they would it would not have they would not have one, frankly. And that's why people like, you know, Elizabeth Warren she won going away to in a different year. Maybe she could have had a tough race in Massachusetts. But not not with the federal political headwinds blowing in any Republicans face the way, they are in two thousand eighteen in a blue state. All right, Colin Reed, tie master. Appreciate the time from both of you will, of course, check in as our election coverage continues. Let's head out west Jessica Rosenthal. Watching what's going on it there? You still have a couple more hours before they're done voting. Sharon in California. But let's talk about two southwest dates with key races that now we're also paying attention to because eras polls close here, I believe in the next half hour, those two states that had more early votes cast in this midterm, then in the last midterm, and that was as of a few days ago. So you can imagine where we're at now, Nevada and Arizona both have these key Senate races. These seats could flip from red to blue. So. It's democrat Kirsten cinema and Republican Martha mcsally in Arizona. And then democrat Jackie Rosen and Republican dean Heller in Nevada. Now, those Jared are also states with some key governor races in Nevada. Democrats have been outpacing Republicans in early voting. And that's where Steve's this lack is the democrat running to replace the outgoing Republican governor real happy that."