Trump calls midterm elections 'tremendous success'

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However, the ruling Republican Party retained its majority in the 100-member Senate where it now has a razor thin majority of 51-49 seats.

Aides set up televisions in the White House residence for Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their guests to watch election results come in, with the sets tuned to different cable news channels.

It could have been a much bigger night for Democrats, who suffered stinging losses in OH and in Florida, where Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis ended Democrat Andrew Gillum's bid to become the state's first African-American governor.

If Democrats do win the House, they are expected to launch investigations into Mr Trump's administration and business affairs, from tax returns to potential conflicts of interest, while thwarting his legislative agenda.

Opposition to Trump proved to be more a motivating factor for Democrats than support for the president a factor for Republicans.

And Rep. Adam Schiff, slated to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has vowed to probe alleged Trump campaign-Russia collusion.

"We have the beginning of a new Democratic Party, younger, browner, cooler, more women, more veterans, can win in MI, can win in Pennsylvania, can win in OH", said Van Jones, a CNN political commentator.

"We will have a responsibility to find our common ground where we can, stand our ground where we can't", Pelosi said.

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"Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!" he tweeted. He finished his final midterm campaign stretch on Monday with three rallies. But, depending on the margin of victory for Democrats in the House, even that is unlikely to be immune to partisan obstruction.

U.S. citizens will vote to select their preferred members of Congress, both for the House of Representatives and for the Senate, as well as state Governors and down-ballot positions such as local representatives and judges. Presidents nearly always lose seats in midterms - often regardless of the economy.

Democrats also had success in House Districts 23, 24, 28 and 29.

Yet Democrats' dreams of the Senate majority as part of a "blue wave" were shattered after losses in numerous top Senate battlegrounds: Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, North Dakota and Texas. The Democratic gains could have big effects, soon and longer term. Liberal House member Beto O'Rourke's underdog Senate campaign fell short in conservative Texas against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. The GOP retained its governorship in Florida. Democrats also captured governorships in MI and IL.

President Trump figured large in Indiana's midterm election, as voters gave the president another ally in Congress by electing political upstart and multimillionaire businessman Republican Mike Braun to the Senate.

Army veteran Max Rose also notched a win for Democrats in a race Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rated Lean Republican, defeating New York GOP Rep. Of those who disapproved of Obama, 86 percent voted for a Republican House candidate.

They also held onto competitive seats in Texas, where Sen.

The US Congress is projected to be divided, with Democrats seizing a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and Republicans maintaining control of the Senate after midterm election voting, several media outlets projected, based on exit polls. Such a development would divide control of the United States legislature and hinder President Donald Trump's policy agenda for the next two years.

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More than half of Florida voters, 51%, approve of the job Trump is doing as President, compared to 48% who do not.

Tuesday night's results mark a comeback for the Democratic Party, which last held control of the House in 2010. Republicans were on defense in only one state carried by Hillary Clinton - a race that Sen.

Some investors were hopeful that Republicans and Democrats could agree on spending to improve infrastructure, which could boost many companies' profits and drive more economic expansion.

Investors often favour Washington gridlock because it preserves the status quo and reduces uncertainty, even though many investors this time around had been hoping for a continuation of the Republican agenda. Almost 4 in 10 said they were casting ballots to express opposition to him, while just 1 in 4 said their vote was an expression of support for the president.

So the first reason we can trust the polls in 2018 is because they weren't actually wrong in 2016, at least as far as the popular vote is concerned.

He was joined by Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and the President's ex-campaign aides, David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, a source familiar with the guest list said.

According to Michael McDonald of the US Elections Project, 38.4 million Americans cast their ballots early ahead of this election, compared with 27.4 million in the 2014 midterm.

"I don't think there's anything wrong with Donnelly, but he's been on both sides of the fence", said Allan.

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