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To me, in evaluating the significance of the night's results, the governors' races are the bigger tell than the senate seats. The truth is that the Democrats were fighting for the Senate on a merciless, largely red-state terrain. They had some key retirements on top of that.
The governors' races are quite a different matter.
Scott Walker wins - three election victories in four years, an undeniable credential for national office. Sam Brownback holds on in Kansas, a state which he's basically run straight into the ground and torn apart the state GOP. That can only be explained by a tide bringing him over. Illinois, Florida, Connecticut (possible), Colorado (possible), Maryland. These results aren't about terrain or candidates. They're about the national political climate.