Noem was one of the most notable Republican women seeking higher office in the midterms, an election year characterized more by a historic gender gap in favor of the Democrats.
Though a separate case involving similar allegations filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia is further along, the D.C. case is the only one that has congressional Democrats as the plaintiffs.
Both the fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the debate over immigration animated Republican base voters in states where the GOP made gains in the Senate. By 1:30 a.m. Wednesday as the votes were still being counted, 92 had already been declared winners. But Democratic leaders also play down Republican predictions that they're out to impeach the president.
A record breaking number of female candidates were elected to the House and Senate, further shattering the glass ceiling.
President Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" in USA mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate. "Now what's bad for them is, being in the majority, I'm just going to blame them", Mr. Trump said. If the bills didn't pass, Trump could use this failure to lambast the Democrats for refusing to govern responsibly.
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According to court documents, a police investigation determined that Watts "was actively involved in an affair with a co-worker". The agreement also required Watts to plead guilty to unlawful termination of Shanann Watts' pregnancy, a felony in Colorado.
The GOP at long last needs to work diligently toward an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, since health care was the biggest issue at the polls.Republicans in the state legislature voted previous year to undo an anti-corruption plan approved by voters in a ballot referendum. In 2016, Hillary Clinton's margin was just 2 percentage points.
Even amid sizable gains for Democrats on Tuesday, Republicans' strong appeal among rural populations - who are more likely to be white, working class and not college educated compared to the rest of the country - is largely untouched.
Midterm elections are typically hard for the party in power, but the GOP's hold on power was further weakened by an unusually large number of retirements as well as infighting between conservatives and centrists over their allegiance to Trump. Because Trump has demonstrated that despite receiving endlessly negative coverage, and despite Republicans being outspent by Democrats in the midterms, his brand of politics is not - at least not yet - still resonates with a significant portion of American voters. Of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation that has shadowed his administration for more than 18 months, Trump said, "I could end it right now" but "I let it go on".
As of early Wednesday, voters were on track to send at least 99 women to the House, surpassing the previous record of 84.
At 29, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
But Republicans held onto governor's mansions in OH and Florida, fending off challenges from strong left-wingers.
Only two other Muslims have been elected to Congress, and both are men now in office: Ellison and Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson.
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He said that he could work with Democrats on issues such as infrastructure and health care, but that if they conduct investigations into his administration, "then we're going to do the same thing, then government comes to a halt and I blame them".
In the suburbs outside the nation's capital, Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock - among the most endangered GOP incumbents, branded Barbara "Trumpstock" by Democrats - lost to Jennifer Wexton, a prosecutor and state legislator.
The expected "thumping" and "shellacking" - terms deployed respectively by George W. Bush and Barack Obama to describe their party's major midterm defeats - didn't materialize.
In this election, the Republican Party competed on some of the most favorable terrain it is likely to have over the next several cycles.
One of the first items of business in January after the new Congress gets sworn in will be the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.
37 percent of Republicans prioritized cutting taxes. Democrats would pick up dozens of House seats in the midterms, and might even take the Senate. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) has won another term.
In California, four GOP seats in the one-time Republican stronghold of Orange County were in play, along with three other seats to the north beyond Los Angeles and into the Central Valley.
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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.
Fresh off re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Peter Welch refrained from endorsing Nancy Pelosi for House speaker, saying House Democrats must "decentralize" the power of the speaker's office. "This way, they'll come to me, we'll negotiate, maybe we'll make a deal, maybe we won't, that's possible".