Two years ago America woke up on November 9 to a new, unexpected, and for some, a shocking reality: Donald John Trump will be the next president of the United States.

Today, Democrats are looking to take back the House of Representatives after eight years in the minority. They were swept out of power in the 2010 Tea Party wave, and today the Democrats are hoping to capitalize on the backlash against President Trump with gains big enough to recapture the House. Republicans are expected to maintain control of the Senate.

Most of the races around the SouthCoast lack a lot of fireworks, except that of Geoff Diehl, a longshot from the start. He has run a very energetic campaign; in fact, the best race in all the state.

Recently, Diehl cut into his opponents significant lead from 30 points to 22. That's significant, but there's still a big gap to close. The sad part is, as soon as tomorrow, his opponent will be running for president. And regardless of the margin on election night, Senator Warren will run nationally, leaving us with an absentee senator.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.