Estes Wins

by Rich Lowry

Ron Estes held the deeply red Mike Pompeo seat in a special election yesterday, but only by seven points. Republicans were acting panicked about the race the last week or so, and last night showed they were right to be worried — their last-minute intervention probably paid off. If Estes had lost, it would have been a fire bell in the night. As it is, his relatively narrow victory is a sign of turbulence ahead.

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