Donald Trump is so toxic that he’s helping Democrats flip seats like pancakes since his Inauguration. Democrat Linda Belcher is the victor in a special election on Tuesday night in a deep-red Kentucky district where Trump previously won by a stunning 50 point margin. Belcher, a former state legislator who lost her seat in the Trump landslide in Kentucky, just reclaimed the Bullitt County district by a more than two-to-one margin, in a stunning defeat for her GOP opponent Rebecca Johnson. At 68 percent to 32 percent, the votes are in.
District 49 voted overwhelmingly for Trump, by a margin of 72 percent to 23 percent. But that was then and now the former reality show star is plagued with scandals after being on the job for just over a year.
— Sharon Yoo (@SharonWAVE3) February 21, 2018
Rebecca Johnson, Belcher’s opponent, has come under fire for her social media posts, one of which included a post in which she advocated for a prohibition of Sharia law in her state.
Tuesday’s special election in the state’s district was held to replace former state Rep. Dan Johnson (R), who killed himself in December. Johnson, a pastor at a local church, found himself at the center of a scandal after he had been accused of sexual abuse against a member of his congregation. He denied the accusations, then killed himself just days after local media reported the allegations. Johson was accused of molesting a 17-year-old girl. Let me know when this story starts to sound familiar (ahem: Roy Moore).
There’s a blue tsunami coming in November. Every time Trump endorses a candidate, that person loses. In the case of Alabama’s special election, Trump lost twice. First, he endorsed Luther Strange, then Roy Moore after the latter got the nomination, even though he’s an alleged pedophile. After that, Democrat Doug Jones picked up the seat, a man who helped to prosecute KKK members who were responsible for the deaths of 4 young black girls in 1963.
This marks the 37th seat flipped since Trump’s inauguration.
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