By Chris Cillizza, THE WASHINGTON POST

FIX: First of all, thanks for doing this.

You were one of the few “feel good” stories for Democrats in the 2016 election. You ran WAY ahead of Hillary Clinton and almost knocked off Roy Blunt. So, let’s start basic: How did you do it? What was the one big lesson you learned about how to appeal to voters as a Democrat running in a GOP-leaning state? And how much did the Democratic brand nationally hurt your chances?

I’ve got a bunch more questions but let’s start there.

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