Democrats flip 41st state legislative seat of Trump era in Pennsylvania

Democrats flipped their 41st state legislative seat of Donald Trump's presidency, winning a special election Tuesday ...

Posted: May 16, 2018 12:14 PM
Updated: May 16, 2018 12:14 PM

Democrats flipped their 41st state legislative seat of Donald Trump's presidency, winning a special election Tuesday night in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Democrat Helen Tai bested Republican Wendi Thomas in the Bucks County race -- notching a 96-vote victory in a district that has previously favored Republicans, with Trump winning there by 3 percentage points in 2016 and Mitt Romney by 13 points in 2012.

It's the latest evidence of America's suburbs shifting in Democrats' favor since Trump took office.

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Tai in the race, and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee said Tai's campaign knocked on 40,000 doors in the district.

The wins in state legislative races are seen -- in part because the candidates are typically little-known -- as gauges of voters' enthusiasm in small slices of the country. Other races, including a state supreme court contest in Wisconsin, have also shown major movement in Democrats' favor in key states since Trump took office.

Republicans held on to two other Pennsylvania state legislative seats in deep-red districts that were not expected to be competitive Tuesday night. Tai and Thomas are now headed for a rematch in November for a full term.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4243

Reported Deaths: 153
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah116559
Marion96025
Washington73917
Clackamas31211
Deschutes1250
Umatilla1163
Linn1159
Polk9812
Lane733
Yamhill707
Jackson660
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath440
Jefferson330
Malheur320
Coos310
Douglas270
Wasco241
Josephine231
Hood River180
Columbia160
Lincoln120
Morrow110
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 111951

Reported Deaths: 4172
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles550012362
Riverside7486323
San Diego7481269
Orange6261147
San Bernardino5246204
Alameda339096
Santa Clara2776141
San Francisco258842
Kern225038
San Mateo210484
Tulare184484
Fresno174335
Santa Barbara164912
Imperial163427
Contra Costa145037
Sacramento140056
Ventura107833
San Joaquin85834
Kings7464
Stanislaus74429
Sonoma5534
Monterey53010
Solano51722
Marin48314
Merced2837
San Luis Obispo2691
Placer2159
Santa Cruz2132
Yolo21124
Napa1123
Madera1062
Humboldt1013
El Dorado900
San Benito872
Sutter462
Del Norte450
Butte440
Nevada411
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake210
Inyo201
Amador190
Mariposa161
Glenn160
Calaveras150
Siskiyou70
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Few Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 79°
Brookings
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 66°
Crater Lake
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 70°
Grants Pass
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 75°
Klamath Falls
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 70°
Warm Monday, isolated showers
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events