“The last time California Democrats held this many Assembly seats, their victory lap was on horseback,” as the Mercury News is reporting.
“They’re on track to win at least 60 of 80 Assembly districts – their most since 1883, two years before the first gas-powered automobile – and 29 of 40 state Senate districts en route to another supermajority that marginalizes Sacramento Republicans.
“No GOP candidate for statewide office broke 40 percent of the vote in November, and no Republican has held statewide office since 2006. A Bush – the first one, 30 years ago – was the most recent Republican presidential nominee to win California’s electoral votes.
“The midterms cut California’s House GOP delegation in half to just seven of 53 seats. Orange County, where former president and conservative icon Ronald Reagan said good Republicans go to die, won’t have a GOP member of Congress following a triumphant Democratic effort to flip Republican-held districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“Former state GOP vice chair Kristin Olsen, who led Assembly Republicans two years ago, pronounced the California Republican Party dead “partly because it has failed to separate itself from today’s toxic, national brand of Republican politics” in a post-election commentary that pondered the creation of a third party.”
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