Dem, GOP Strategists Debate What 2017 Elections Mean For Next Year

Republican strategist Ford O'Connell is skeptical that Democrats' victories on Tuesday will translate to wins in 2018. 

Democrats notched wins across the country in the off-year election, including the victory of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam over Ed Gillespie in the race to be Virginia's next governor.

"I think there's a great misnomer out there, and we're only about twelve hours after the election, and that is Gillespie didn't underperform, Northam overperformed," O'Connell told The Hill. 

O'Connell acknowledged Republicans should be nervous heading into the 2018 midterms, but added, "Democrats would be unwise to misinterpret the results." 

Watch the video and read more from Alexandra Oliveria at The Hill

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