The day before the election, at National Review Online, I looked forward to an exceedingly strong possible incoming class of U.S. House freshmen (along with some other good ones just finishing their first terms).
Here’s the good news. All of the following won their races: Gary Palmer, Barbara Comstock, Elise Stefanik, Lee Zeldin, Will Hurd, Ryan Zinke, Mia Love, Mimi Walters, and soon-to-be second-termers Bradley Byrne, Jackie Walorski, Luke Messer, and Rodney Davis. Of those I highlighted, the only possible freshman who lost was Andy Tobin in Arizona. And, as of this writing, former combat pilot Martha McSally is still waiting for final results, clinging to a 1,300-vote lead with about 40,000 votes still to count.
Please do read the column linked above to see why I am so bullish on this group of rising stars.