We've all read the analysis. We've heard the punditry.
Democrats are "energized." They're "organized." They're poised for a big year in 2018.
But will that national energy — which in 2017 netted Democrats two key governorships in New Jersey and Virginia and a once-unthinkable Senate seat in Alabama — translate to gains in the country's state legislatures?
If so, how far can Florida Democrats ride the potential wave?
The incoming Speaker of the Florida House, Jose Oliva of Miami Lakes, told the New York Times that he doesn't believe Democrats are likely to take back either the Florida House or Senate in 2018.
But, Oliva said, some Republicans could be vulnerable — particularly those running in Miami and its suburbs. Recent elections have shown that the wealthier, better-educated voters who inhabit areas near cities are drifting away from supporting President Donald Trump.
And, as Oliva pointed out, national trends can translate to local elections.
"It's been my experience over the last several cycles that these are national elections," Oliva told the Times.
Read the whole Times story, written by Alexander Burns and Alan Blinder, here.