Democratic candidateswon two special elections for state legislative seats in the Northeast, another indication for the party that a blue wave is forming ahead of November's midterm elections.
In New Hampshire, Laconia voters elected substance abuse counselor Philip Spagnuolo
In Connecticut, Democrat Philip Young defeated Republican Bill Cabral to win a Stratford-based district that has been in Republican hands for decades, even though Democratic nominee carried a narrow plurality there in 2016.
The wins night extend the Democratic advantage in special elections held since Trump was inaugurated last year. In 2018 alone, Democrats have won Republican-held state legislative seats in Wisconsin, Florida, Kentucky and Missouri.
The New Hampshire seat is the fifth Democrats have taken from Republicans since Trump's inauguration.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Democrats Flip Two More Republican State Legislative Seats, This Time in New Hampshire, Connecticut
The Hill reports on Tuesday's elections: