"While Republicans did not self-destruct, Democrats also maintained standing in key Senate races for the most part."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and House Speaker John Boehner join in singing "We Shall Overcome" during a ceremony to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Q: Heading into the midterm general election, is your party in better, worse, or the same position it was in heading into primary season?
Better: 89%Worse: 0%Same: 11%
"We didn't nominate too many dopes."
"The GOP is resisting calls to choose flamethrowers over snipers—a trend which will be rewarded in November."
"But only barely. Helped itself by blocking crazies from winning nominations. Hurt itself terribly in the long run by digging a deeper demographic hole on immigration."
"Just look at the number of competitive Senate seats today."
"We have better candidates than even the Democrats expected we would have."
"Disasters avoided, and a summer that only a Republican could like."
"We have the candidates we need to be successful in Senate races, but the DSCC is still running circles around the NRSC."
"GOP is still in good shape to hold governorships and the House. The Senate remains up for grabs."
"Now we hold our breath "¦"
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