by Josh Christenson at New York Post
Republican politicians, strategists and pundits were left picking up the pieces Wednesday after GOP candidates largely came up short in critical contests across America, fueling infighting about the party’s stance on abortion and its problem turning out voters in off-year elections.
In three of Tuesday night’s most closely-watched states, the GOP lost control of the Virginia House of Delegates and failed to take the state Senate, while incumbent Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear defeated Trump-endorsed Republican candidate Daniel Cameron.
In Ohio, meanwhile, voters defied the wishes of Republicans including Gov. Mike DeWine and enshrined the right to an abortion in the state Constitution.
“He ran a very strong race; he did a good job not tying himself to Biden. And he did a good job in rural areas, too,” one GOP strategist told The Post of Beshear, noting that Kentucky voters opted for a “ticket split” by electing Republicans Russell Coleman and Michael Adams commonwealth attorney general and secretary of state, respectively.
GOP candidates also were elected to the statewide posts of agriculture commissioner, auditor and treasurer…Continue Reading