Defeated Dems Call It A Night

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Democrats are closing up shop, both at DNC headquarters and at their party (“party”) at the Liaison hotel. No dog and pony show. No speeches.

That difficult task will be left to President Obama, who will speak from the White House tomorrow morning.

Numerous Democrats who worked on this campaign have described the night — particularly from the point of view of House races — as a bloodbath. There’s no way to spin that at an election night party. So they’re not going to try.

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