The past election was a must win race for the Ds because they were going to lose the senate any way in 2018. By lose I mean they will not be able to control or even influence the debate in the second half of the first Trump term. At least half of the remaining blue wall is on the glide path to bankruptcy and that will lead to a lot of their brightest lights going to jail for state bankruptcy fraud, not to mention massive tax flight. Add to that a packing of the federal bench by the Trump administration and they will lose their base. How bad will this get by 2020?