So Republican David Jolly beat Democrat Alex Sink in a special election for a House seat in Florida yesterday.
And now his 3,456-vote margin is being touted as the death knell for Dems in 2014.
Jolly won in a heavily white, older district, where there are more registered Republicans than Democrats. In fact, the seat has been held by a Republican for more than 40 years.
But the main point is that this is the House, not the Senate. No one expects the Dems to take the House in 2014. The question is whether they can hang onto the Senate, and Senate races are completely different animals from House races.
Yesterday’s decision shows the GOP’s strength in controlling the House. Tell us something we didn’t know.