Fox news is trying to spin Tuesday’s election as a victory for conservatives:
The argument made on Fox and elsewhere is that the new members of Congress elected on Tuesday are conservative.
But according to a Media Matters analysis of the 27 House candidates who (as of the morning of Nov. 8) unseated majority Republicans or won open seats previously held by the majority party, all support a core progressive agenda. All 27 candidates back raising the minimum wage, advocate changing course in Iraq, and oppose efforts to privatize Social Security. Only two of the 27 oppose embryonic stem cell research, and only five describe themselves as “pro-life.”