A couple of remarks regarding the Montana special election:
I don’t get the pundits who have claimed that Rob Quist’s beating Greg Gianforte in the contest for the open house seat allows the GOP to, let me cite Chuck Todd, breathe a sigh of relief. Losing a seat is losing a seat — one less loyal member on whom Speaker Paul Ryan can rely for crucial votes. Moreover, as the environment gets more toxic for Republicans in 2018 it’s quite likely that Quist keeps his seat, or, rather, harder for him to lose it. Should Gianforte win, Dems have another symbol of GOP decadence to use in ads.