“Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams declared victory Monday in his race against GOP Rep. Mia Love — after he gained a 739-vote lead in ballot updates from Utah and Salt Lake counties.” https://t.co/JqLh0ref9F #UT04 #Midterm2018
— Ericssen (@EricssenWen) November 20, 2018
Just a reminder, a Blue Dog Democrat in Utah is likely to vote with the majority of the Democratic caucus 60% or more of the time on decisive votes (who cares about votes to accept the minutes of the House etc). Any generic Republican from Utah is likely to vote with the majority of the Democratic caucus <5% of the time on a decisive vote.
We must always think about what the next best alternative when performing an evaluation.