The country may have dodged a bullet during this week’s primary races.
Senator Bernie Sanders was campaigning hard for Amy Vilela to oust Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV).
The progressive fell short, however, with Titus holding off the challenge and winning the primary.
Progressives were going after Titus for being “complacent,” but perhaps the leftist agenda that Biden is putting in place scared them off.
Even so, late in the race, Titus tried to sell herself as a true progressive, so we have no idea how far left she will lean if she wins the general election.
This is yet another major blow against the progressive movement, with Sanders and most of the Squad backing Vilela in the race.
The fact that Vilela only won about 18 percent of the vote has to be crushing for the progressives in the party.
It could also be that Las Vegas has been one of the hardest-hit areas of the country in terms of the COVID lockdown.
Titus has the backing of local pro-choice groups and the labor unions, so she will clearly be the favorite heading into the general election.
Her opponent in the general election will be Mark Robertston, who won 30 percent of the vote in an extremely crowded primary.
This is where it gets interesting.
While Titus more than doubled Robertson’s vote, turnout in the election actually favored Republicans.
Point being, if everyone that voted in the primary votes in the general election and stays within their party, Robertson would have an almost 1,900-vote advantage.
So, I would not start celebrating too hard if I were Democrat in terms of holding this seat into the next term.
Source: Fox News