If 2018 was the year of the blue wave, the 2022 midterms may just be the year of the Democratic Dam.

Political convention said the party in charge has a tough midterm year filled with losses. However, despite some big losses like Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the Democrats seem to have mostly held their own.

Jack O’Donnell, managing partner at O’Donnell and Associates, told Capital Tonight that the election win in New York gives Hochul four years to govern and an opportunity to mend any divisions in the Democratic Party.

O’Donnell warns that there are divisions in the state Democratic Party between people on the far left and those on the left or center of the party. O’Donnell adds that he wouldn’t be surprised if there was change at the top of the leadership of the party as Hochul tries to grow the power of the state party.