I read a news article titled Obama faces newly elected governors, and i'm not sure if I get the grammar right in one sentence as follow.
Their arguments won out and Republicans will control a majority of statehouses nationwide come January.
(their arguments meaning Repulicans's arguments for overturning the health care overhaul and canceling Obama's economic stimulus spending.)
My questions are:
1. Their arguments won out -
a) is this a subjunctive mode? (if yes, what's the full sentence?) does it have anything to do with the absolute construction?
b) or is it a declarative one, meaning that Republicans did win out?
2. come January - is this a subjunctive mode? (if yes, what's the full sentence?)
Thx in advance.