Election 2018: GOP holds Senate, Democrats move closer in House

Democrats celebrate after candidate Laura Kelly was declared the winner over Kris Kobach at her election night party in Topeka Kansas on Nov 6 2018

Democrats seize US House in rebuke to Trump

Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in a midterm setback for Donald Trump, but the U.S. president managed to avoid a feared "blue wave" as his Republican Party expanded its Senate majority after a polarizing, racially charged campaign.

Two other key Democratic lawmakers, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who will nearly certainly head the House Oversight Committee, and Adam Schiff of the Intelligence Committee, have both called for new oversight of Trump and his administration, probes often blocked by majority Republicans in the past two years.

Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings - his tax returns - House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he's using his presidency to enrich himself and his family. It wasn't clear what "leaks" he was referring to.

And in the Midwest a onetime Somali refugee, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, who is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, shared the historic distinction of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress. The way Democrats won, and the Republicans lost, should worry President Donald Trump for it suggests he is going to have a hard time getting re-elected in 2020. LePage governed largely by mobilizing the House minority Republican caucus to sustain a record number of 642 vetoes - more than all other ME governors combined going back to 1917 and 80 times as many as his predecessor, Baldacci. And it seems highly unlikely any Republican will vote for the woman their party has demonized in thousands of campaign ads. President Trump wants as much as $5 billion to fund the southern border wall, but senior House Democratic advisers have told ABC News that Democrats, with a newly-reclaimed majority - will be loathe to provide one cent for that kind of funding. "It's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration".

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Despite Trump's enthusiasm, it was a mixed night for the GOP. But in Kentucky, one of the top Democratic recruits, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, lost her bid to oust to three-term Rep Andy Barr.

In fact, even before the votes were fully counted, the two sides began sparring over the future course, although the Democratic Party itself is divided over whether to pursue a more aggressive line on Trump, including launching more aggressive investigations and initiating impeachment proceedings.

"Tremendous success tonight", Trump said.

The president bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.

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"And in New Jersey, I think he could have done well but didn't turn out too good".

Kobach had built a national profile as an advocate of tough immigration policies and strict voter photo ID laws. He served as vice chairman of Trump's now-defunct commission on voter fraud. Both Barack Obama's and Bill Clinton's numbers were five percentage points higher, and both suffered major midterm losses of 63 and 54 House seats, respectively. Laura Ingraham got it right in saying if Mr. Trump had not campaigned in Texas and the other key battlegrounds, Ted Cruz and others might have lost.

New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo - sometimes spoken of as a 2020 presidential contender - cruised to a third term.

Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, the current Senate minority leader and a likely candidate for Senate president, echoed Libby's sentiments in a news release early Wednesday.

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In suburban areas where key House races will be decided, voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin. After all, the strong turnout among Democrats during the primaries suggested a more motivated base than their Republican rivals.

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