Pellegrino, a Bernie Sanders delegate, got support from his organization in winning an Assembly special election.

Context for a wave? Democrat wins Long Island Assembly seat.

Normally, we don’t pay too much attention to special elections for the State Assembly, since Democrats have a massive 2/3rds majority in the chamber.

However, progressive Democrat Christine Pellegrino won a resounding victory on Tuesday in this heavily-Republican district around Oyster Bay, a 40 point swing in the Democrats favor after Trump won the area with 60% of the vote in November.

If that trend continues in the 2018 midterm elections, a lot of New York Republicans will be forcibly retired.

Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein

Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein

Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein is the founder of ShakingNews.

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