The Republican Wave That Wasn’t
In the early hours of Wednesday, control of both the House and Senate remained uncertain.
Going into the midterms, some analysts expected a repudiation of the Democrats and a surge of Republican victories. But this “red wave” did not materialize.
Today, we try to make sense of the surprising results.
Guest: Astead W. Herndon, a national political reporter for The New York Times.
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