A Rare Republican Loss
I regret to say that, owing to the loss by State Senator Frank Padavan, I work in a district that will not be represented by any Republicans at all.
In previous elections, I noticed signs saying “Democrats for Padavan.” I didn't see any this year. The Democratic strategy of trying to ensure unanimity among people they regard as their base may have paid off in this case. (It might also explain the election results in southern New England.)
By the way, is it my imagination or did the Democrats win a disproportionate percentage of close races?