"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at Democratic Party headquarters in Washington. However, Goodstein believes that the relative silence over the alleged links between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation will be broken again as soon as the Democrats take over the House.
In the Senate, Republican Mike Braun snatched the seat from Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly, but corruption scandal-tainted Senator Bob Menendez saved his seat for the Democrats in New Jersey. Joe Manchin's battle to keep his seat in West Virginia, a state Trump carried by a mammoth 42 percentage points in 2016.
The United States Congress, which makes laws in the US, is made up of two bodies - the House of Representatives and the Senate.
It would also leave the Senate as the showcase for the GOP's goals of tax and spending cuts, trade, immigration restrictions, curbs on Obama's health care law and judicial nominations.
The Democratic candidates for the five contested seats on the county board were able to maintain their leads as voting results slowly trickled in Tuesday night.
Democrats would have to pick up six seats to break the GOP's veto-proof super majority and 11 to win take the majority outright. Bredesen had promised a bipartisan approach if elected and had won the endorsement of music star Taylor Swift. Some 35 Senate seats were in play, as were nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature. Heitkamp was hurt late in her campaign by an ad that mistakenly named some women as victims of sexual abuse.
The S&P 500 has risen 28 per cent since Trump's election in November 2016 to the eve of congressional midterm elections on Tuesday. If Democrats' promised "blue wave" materializes, it should be evident. Trump prevailed in IN by 19 points.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has won election to US Senate from Utah, as expected.
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He suggested an O'Rourke win would lead to "two years of a partisan circus and a witch hunt on the president". I have a preexisting condition that makes me vomit out of my eyes whenever I look at you.
Despite the mixed result for the GOP, Trump called the election a "tremendous success" on Twitter.
While the economy continues to thrive, Trump has spent much of the campaign's final days railing against a caravan of Latin American immigrants seeking asylum at the United States border. "And so this really was my opportunity to help this country in changing who is making the decisions".
The Republicans control both houses of Congress - the midterms provide the Democrats with a chance of clawing back some political control.
Republicans were banking on those dynamics being offset by a vibrant economy and by a president whose insult-laden approach to political discourse was as stirring for conservative voters as it was infuriating to liberals. Trump was badly underwater among women voters - who favor Democrats 62% to 35% - a gender gap, that if borne out by real votes, could prove devastating to Republican hopes. "I think Americans will choose prosperity", Rep. Steve Stivers, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, said Tuesday on Fox News.
"I have worked at this poll the last three elections and this is the biggest turnout ever", said Bev Heidgerken, 67, a volunteer at a polling place in Davenport, Iowa.
In the Senate, where Democrats were defending seats in 10 states that Trump won, Republicans ousted three Democratic incumbents. That was during Republican President Ronald Reagan's first term, when turnout among Democrats rose at twice the rate of increase among Republicans, according to Pew Research Center, resulting in a net gain of 26 seats for Democrats in the House.
Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate conducted by The Associated Press. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen.
Also likely taking the stage during this hour: Mitt Romney, who is expected to easily win a US Senate seat from Utah. Along with Sherrod Brown, a pro-labor lawmaker re-elected in OH, the four are considered potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls.
If Democrats manage to gain a majority, it could have a direct impact on finances. In the Lone Star state, Republican Sen.