The Daily Beast’s editor-in-chief John Avlon believes Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb’s performance in the Pennsylvania special election Tuesday is a sign of things to come, saying the country is headed for a “blue wave” in November.
“The reason it really matters is because it’s a question of whether we have a crystallization, a confirmation of the blue wave that the Democrats are hoping and praying for,” Avlon said Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day.”
“This is a district that’s classic. It’s a Trump district in a classic swing state that not only Trump won 20 points ago, but as Alex pointed out, Democrats didn’t even field a candidate the last two times.”
Lamb declared victory after the Tuesday election, but the results are still too close to officially call.
“Regardless of the outcome — and Lamb seems to be keeping a close edge — it’s a confirmation that this blue wave is real,” Avlon concluded. “That means Democrats are motivated and Republicans are depressed and swing voters are swinging against Trump towards the “Ds.”
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