2) Despite Losses, Some Glimmers of Hope in State Legislative Election Results
While this week's election results took a serious toll on progressives across the country, there was some positive news for races at the state legislative level -- particularly in the Southwest. Despite tough losses in Minnesota and Iowa, for example, Democrats picked up control in the Nevada House and Senate as well as the New Mexico House. We also saw incremental gains in many places, picking up seats in more than two dozen state legislative chambers across the country. More detailed results can be found here.