Nov. 9, 2016 HPI Daily Wire sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors

Nov. 9, 2016 HPI Daily Wire sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors

TRUMP ELECTED 45TH PRESIDENT IN EPIC UPSET:
Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States
on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and
polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and
long-held ideals of American democracy (New York Times). The
surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a
modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions throughout the
country and the world, where skeptics had watched with alarm as Mr.
Trump’s unvarnished overtures to disillusioned voters took hold.

 

PENCE GAMBLE PAYS OFF:
Gov. Mike Pence’s gamble paid off. After joining one of the most
unconventional political campaigns in modern history and taking a job
many others didn’t want, the Indiana Republican will be the nation’s
next vice president (Groppe, Gannett News Service). “This is a
historic night,” Pence told the crowed at the New York Hilton Midtown
shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday. “The American people have spoken. And
the American people have elected their new champion.”

 

HOLCOMB COMPLETES IMPROBABLE GUBERNATORIAL BID:
Republican Eric Holcomb completed an improbable and winding path to the
governorship Tuesday night, using a Trump/Pence tidal wave in Indiana
to swamp Democrat John Gregg (Howey & Curry, Howey Politics Indiana).
The collateral damage was vast for Indiana Democrats, already saddled
as a party of Lake and Marion Counties and a handful of college towns.
Indiana Republicans have super majorities in the General Assembly, hold
eight out of 11 congressional seats with Republican Trey Hollingsworth
defeating Shelli Yoder in the 9th, and with the defeat of Supt. Glenda
Ritz, have lost their one toe hold in the Statehouse.

 

YOUNG RIDES TRUMP SURGE TO END BAYH DYNASTY:
What was once unthinkable became reality on Tuesday night as Republican
Todd Young has defeated Democrat Evan Bayh for the U.S. Senate. He
becomes, perhaps, the first victim of what appears to be an emphatic
surge by the Donald Trump/Mike Pence ticket in the Hoosier state (Howey
& Curry, Howey Politics Indiana).

 

McCORMICK UPSETS SUPT. RITZ:
Republican Jennifer McCormick defeated incumbent Glenda Ritz in the
race for Indiana schools chief Tuesday, cementing a GOP sweep of
statewide offices (Schneider & Rudavsky, IndyStar).

 

HOLLINGSWORTH BREEZES BY YODER IN 9TH:
Republican Trey Hollingsworth told a room full of supporters he was
excited voters said “no” to the political culture in Washington, D.C.
(Beilman, News & Tribune). “It was today that the American
people got the opportunity to say ‘no’ to a government that’s not
working for them, got the opportunity to say ‘no’ to a foreign policy
that’s not keeping us safe at home, they got the opportunity to say ‘no’
to status quo politicians and the opportunity to say ‘no’ to no more
budget deficits and debts,” Hollingsworth said at Kye’s in
Jeffersonville.

 

A DIGITAL AGE ‘DEWEY V. TRUMAN’:
All the dazzling technology, the big data and the sophisticated
modeling that American newsrooms bring to the fundamentally human
endeavor of presidential politics could not save American journalism
from yet again being behind the story, behind the rest of the country
(Rutenberg, New York Times).

 

COMEY LETTER SIGNALED END TO CLINTON TEAM:
“We have some news. It’s not good.” Hillary Clinton’s communications
director Jennifer Palmieri filled the candidate in as the plane landed
in Iowa, with campaign manager Robby Mook in the huddle. Jim Comey’s
letter had hit when they were still in the air, without wifi, and now
they were all at once processing the news and a game plan and the worry
the FBI director had delivered an “existential” hit to a campaign
already more nervous than it had been letting on (Politico).

 

VIGO COUNTY CONTINUES BELLWETHER STREAK:
Vigo County spoke for itself Tuesday, just as it always has. But, could
it be that, for the first time since 1952, the nation disagreed? Not so
fast (Bennett, Terre Haute Tribune-Star). The county’s charmed
political life as “America’s presidential bellwether” seemed poised to
end with the 2016 election. As the votes were tabulated early Tuesday
evening, it became clear that Vigo Countians heavily favored ex-reality
TV star and real estate billionaire Donald Trump, the Republican
nominee.

 

REPUBLICANS KEEP SUPER MAJORITIES:
Heading into Tuesday’s election, Democrats hoped that the controversial
campaign of Donald Trump and anticipated close races for governor and
senator would help them build momentum to end the supermajority in the
Indiana House and gain seats in the Indiana Senate (Sikich, IndyStar).
But by Wednesday morning, it was Republicans who were riding a red tide
in down ballot races. The GOP now holds a
71-29 advantage in the House — the largest majority for either party in
more than 40 years. Republicans have a 40-10 advantage in the Senate  — the largest majority in more than 60 years.

 

4 STATES LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL POT; 3 PASS MEDICINAL: Recreational marijuana supporters are celebrating Wednesday morning after some big wins Tuesday in four states (Associated Press).
Voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada voted to
legalize recreational use. The measure did not pass in Arizona. Adults
older than 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow
six plants. Three other states — Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas —
approved medical marijuana proposals on their ballots.

 

HPI DAILY ANALYSIS:
Dewey defeats Truman? No, we’ve just witnessed the most historic upset
in American presidential history. The Trump/Pence victory last night is a
revolution that will shatter all prevailing norms in the campaign
industry, polling, the news media and reporting, to Capitol Hill and
foreign relations. It was a thorough repudiation of the establishment
and status quo. Gov. Mike Pence emerges as an uncanny politician whose
timing and scope has now presented him to a national stage and, perhaps,
a powerful vice presidency. Here in Indiana, we are essentially a
one-party state with Republican dominance at its utter apex. Eric
Holcomb now takes the helm, extending the GOP dynasty into a 16th year
and potentially matching its last dynasty during the Whitcomb/Bowen/Orr
era. For Indiana Democrats, the Bayh era is over, John Gregg heads to
electoral retirement and the party must look to Rep. Christina Hale and
Mayors Peter Buttigieg and Greg Goodnight for a new brand of leadership.
Look for more analysis and commentary in Thursday’s weekly edition of Howey Politics Indiana. – Brian A. Howey

 

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