MSNBC’s political panel on Election Night was shocked by the Republican Party’s victory in the Illinois Governor race on Tuesday, with Andrea Mitchell declaring it “a real blow” to the president.
Chris Matthews described GOP candidate Bruce Rauner’s victory as “unbelievable” and “amazing.” And host Andrea Mitchell added “it’s also a real blow to president obama. There’s no way you can’t call it a blow to the president. Because he campaigned for him [Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn]. That was one race that the president really did want to win.” Al Sharpton added that Republicans did a better job turning out their base than Democrats.
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