Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.
Well, the good guys won overall. And by ‘the good guys,’ I mean not Republicans necessarily but conservatives—and those of us who argue that conservative issues are actually a net gain for the party.
Number one, in Kentucky, Matt Bevin won the election, and he decided smartly to campaign on religious liberty, on traditional marriage, against Planned Parenthood in the closing days. And it helped pull the election out for him.
In Houston, the people who have the common sense to say it’s not a great idea to let men who want to go into women’s bathrooms defeated a referendum that was supported by Hillary Clinton that would have allowed men to do exactly that. It was defeated by a huge margin.
Virginia remained in conservative hands. So all in all it was a pretty good election.