It wasn’t historical, but there’s no doubt the ouster by complete political neophytes of GOP state Sens. Joe Heck (in District 5) and Bob Beers (District 6) was one of the biggest stories of election night.
The balance of power at the Legislature aside, Republicans are going to miss the mental acuity of each man in the coming session. Beers was the superior policy and budget wonk. Heck showed a willingness to forge relationships at many levels.
And both were sunk by a rising tide of Democratic support.