Democrats examine what went wrong after election losses

WASHINGTON.- Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections.

The goal is to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests.

Democrats will form a committee in the coming weeks to conduct a “top-to-bottom assessment” of the party’s performance in recent elections.

The head of the Democratic National Committee — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida — says the review will examine the party’s tactics, message, get-out-the-vote operations and digital efforts in nonpresidential elections.

Democrats suffered heavy losses in last week’s elections, ceding Senate control to the Republicans and surrendering more seats in the already GOP-majority House.

Republicans picked up governor’s offices in Democratic-leaning states such as Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois and strengthened their grip on several state legislatures.

(From the: AP)