Bottom line up front: pretty good.
Yes, my side lost the House. But we were expected to lose the House. In the year of the so-called Red Wave, the lefties have a bare majority in the House (with a few more seats still up for grabs) and my side gained seats in the Senate. Football analogy: we were expected to lose by 2 touchdowns but lost by a field goal. Hard to feel bad about that.
Here in the People's Republik of Kalifornia, not much has changed. My representative is still a Democrat, and all party-affiliated statewide officeholders are still Democrats. Some of the statewide initiatives had some, uh, interesting results, but whatever. What I'm most excited about is that there was actually one statewide office candidate that I voted for who won.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I got a victory! And it's a savory one, too.
As long as I've paid attention, the CTA-backed candidate has won the job for Superintendent of Public Instruction. This year, though--entirely coincidentally, in the first post-Janus election--the CTA-backed candidate lost! That's right, school choice-supporting Marshall Tuck is our new SPI! Not that anything will change, of course, I just love the union's pet candidate going down. Should any of the local unionistas try to talk smack to me, I'll enjoy rubbing this one in.
Take a look at the map on the CA Secretary of State's web site. The CTA-backed candidate won only LA County, the SF Bay Area, and a couple of rural counties--and almost won. I find it very interesting that the two rural, mountainous counties on the Nevada border that went for the CTA's guy were decided by a total of 62 votes! And Sacramento County, which has gotten significantly more liberal over the course of my lifetime, went against the CTA's guy.
Actually, I feel pretty good :-)