The Red Wave eluded Republicans and nearly every political pundit, again showing how risky it is to gauge Americans' moods correctly. Despite the intensity, the GOP, with 220 seats in the House, will control the chamber ending Pelosi’s speakership and demoting Adam Schiff, Benny Thompson, and other partisan Democrats to the minority.
Florida's Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, fired on all cylinders and emerged as the party's latest star.
DeSantis gave a thundering victory speech to his supporters after crushing Democratic opponent Charlie Crist by nearly 20 points in the Sunshine State. Of course, there were many catchy lines, but this line reflected the goal of conservatives the best: "We will never ever surrender to the woke mob. Florida is where woke goes to die."