At a recent event for a 2020 Democratic hopeful, I was struck by a question from the audience. Cloaked in a floral dress and cool demeanor, the woman ever-so-slightly raised her hand. “I saw you speak in New York a few weeks ago. You were different – subdued, diplomatic, placating. Is this just the California version of you? Who’s the real you, Senator?”
Two years after Trump’s victory shocked a left-leaning campus, students said the evening’s outcomes were largely expected, even as they mourned results in certain high profile Congressional races.
Democrats gained a majority in the House of Representatives while Republicans retained the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections.