Democrats Win Back Control of House, Republicans Will Hold Senate

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Two years after an election that proved polls and prognosticators wrong, nothing is certain on the eve of the first nationwide elections of the Trump presidency.

Democrats hoped for a wave election that would bring them control of the House and gubernatorial victories in key states like Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin.

In Indiana's high-profile US Senate contest, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly is seeking reelection against businessman and former legislator Mike Braun.

In a last-minute controversy, NBC, Fox News and Facebook on Monday pulled an ad by Trump's campaign that critics have labelled racist. But Pelosi brushed off such comparisons Tuesday, arguing that Clinton won the popular vote, and was handicapped by the Electoral College, which won't be a factor in House races.

The result upends the balance of power in Washington, where Trump has enjoyed an easy ride from Republican dominance of both houses of Congress since his shock election in 2016. In Florida, incumbent Democratic Sen.

The former president campaigned in recent days in Florida, Georgia, Indiana and IL for a slate of Democrats running in key Senate and gubernatorial races. I don't care what they say. That would require Democrats gaining 16 seats in the House and 11 in the Senate.

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Tuesday's elections also tested the strength of a Trump-era political realignment defined by evolving divisions among voters by race, gender, and especially education. In almost every state with a key contested Senate or governor's race, he has a positive approval and is over 50%, according to CNN's preliminary exit poll data. "The president has energized a staggering number of Americans at packed arenas and in overflow crowds at rallies across the country".

Polls in some 20 states - including MA - will close at 8 p.m., just after Ohio, West Virginia, and North Carolina wrap things up at 7:30 p.m.

A man wearing a New York Yankees hat votes during the midterm election at P.S. 140 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 6, 2018. Much of that has gone to boost turnout among younger voters, although he has produced a nationwide advertising campaign calling for Trump's impeachment.

In his time in office, Trump has pushed tax cuts through Congress and overseen a period of economic and jobs growth but has failed so far to deliver on presidential campaign promises to replace the Obamacare healthcare law and build a wall on the Mexican border that he has said is needed to battle illegal immigration.

Democrats quickly made important gains in the House, but Republicans defended in crucial races, like incumbent Andy Barr of Kentucky, whose House seat had seemed at risk.

Trump has crisscrossed the country in the weeks leading up to Election Day, hosting "Make America Great Again" rallies to campaign for Republicans in an effort to maintain the majority of the House and Senate, and pick up or hold some governor's mansions along the way. "We know more women will be going to Congress. and there will be sisters waiting for them who will lift them up". "Do not let their scare tactics frighten you away from the polls".

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The O'Rourke-Cruz race is one of a handful of Senate contests being closely watched and O'Rourke, a former punk rocker, has mounted a surprisingly tough challenge against Cruz in traditionally Republican Texas.

"I am extremely happy with the economy", Gerlock said. The survey is separate from the traditional exit polls for the television networks.

Trump and Republicans appeared to have the economy on their side heading into the election: Unemployment in October held at a 48-year low of 3.7 percent. "If you want strong borders and safe communities vote for Republicans".

"I Voted" stickers rest on the top of a ballot box inside a polling location in Modesto, California.

The president's strategy of emphasizing divisive issues risks backfiring on Republican candidates in suburban swing districts that probably will determine control of the House. Yet it may be effective in largely rural states where he remains popular and where numerous closest Senate races are playing out.

Research Director at the Center for Responsive Politics stated that FEC data revealed that women and small donors fueled the Democratic 2018 midterm fundraising.

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Other records were also falling.

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