Against the Grain

Democrats’ Biggest Enemy? Out-of-Control Expectations

The party is poised to ride a huge suburban wave to a House majority and win big-state governorships, but will likely lose seats in the Senate. That’s a good night for Democrats, but will it be enough to satisfy their restive base?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi leads other House Democrats to call for passage of the Keep Families Together Act at the Capitol on June 20.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
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