Election day has come and gone, and it's a darker shade of blue across the US with democrats taking some big wins. Phil Murphy will be the next governor of New Jersey, a spot long held by republican Chris Christie. Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person elected to a US Statehouse. She'll serve in Virginia. Hoboken, New Jersey, elected the first Sikh to become mayor in the United States. And a Liberian refugee became mayor of Montana’s capital, also their first black mayor in the state.
And now republican's full control of congress may not be such a sure thing. Other signs of turmoil—prominent republicans stepping down. Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, and Pennsylvania Senator Charlie Dent all "retiring". And all have had issues with the dysfunction in Washington. And Humble congressman Ted Poe is the third Texas republican in a week to announce he won't seek re-election. In the last year, 29 house republicans have left or said they will be leaving.
That begs the question, is the Trump effect over? Joining me now to talk about it is former chair of the Harris County GOP Jared Woodfill and former chair of the Harris County Democratic Party Lane Lewis.