But that was a hollow plurality that shows a party in deep trouble.
Let us look at the Senate races.
In 2012, Obama won and Democrats went 21-12 in the Senate.
In 2008, Obama won and Democrats went 20-15 in the Senate.
In 2004, Bush won and Republicans went 19-15 in the Senate.
In 2000, Gore had a plurality and Democrats went 19-15 in the Senate.
This time, Clinton had a plurality and Democrats went 12-22 in the Senate.
(Sings) One of these things is not like the others.
That's because Hillary carried on 20 states, while Trump carried 30.
And guess what? Every state where there was a Senate race went to the party that it went with in the presidential race.
That included Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin -- states that Obama took in 2008 and 2012.
Had she campaigned at all in Wisconsin, she would have elected Russ Feingold to the Senate.
Democrats had seven opportunities to take Senate seats in states that Obama carried in 2012. They went 3-5.
Republicans had one opportunity to flip a Senate seat in a state Romney carried (Indiana) and went 1-0.
Democrats had their best opportunity to flip the Senate and blew it by betting it all on the Sex Card.
Hillary Clinton was a horrible candidate who took August off. She was the Hare. Trump was the Tortoise. So she beat him 2-1 in New York and California?
In 2018, Democrats have to defend Senate seats in 6 states Trump took. Republicans have to defend 1 seat in a Clinton state (Nevada).
But don't worry. The Democrats will carry California and New York bigly.
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