interesting thing: NY State is SO dominated by Lefty freakazoids in NYC that the Governor of the state is NEVER Republican. Same with Oregon and Portland.
Yet in both cases the race is tight. Democrats are used to winning in a walk in these places, and the fact that the races are tight tells us something: There has been a sea-change, politically.
Now these places may not “flip” quite yet (though I dearly hope they do), but for the first time that I personally have been aware they are competitive. The very culture is changing. And that is apocalyptic for the Left, regardless of what happens in the short-term.