Shays (R-Conn) Cites Democratic “Tsunami” in Defeat

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Says the 10-term incumbent in his concession speech:

“I was really hoping that a very positive campaign could overcome this tsunami we knew was there.”

If Dem Jim Himes, a former Goldman Sachs VP, does win in CT the victory would give New England an entirely Democratic delegation. Tsunami-like, maybe, but perhaps more like a surge. This whole night could be described, when it’s all said and done, as the ultimate progressive surge.

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