Democrats capture US House majority in rebuke to Trump

Democrats capture US House majority in rebuke to Trump

Democrats capture US House majority in rebuke to Trump

Engel is one of Israel's most reliable supporters, of either party, in the House, and so is Lowey, who will be the most influential Democrat controlling government spending.

But as the dust settles on the elections, which are viewed as a referendum on the sitting president, Mr Trump will likely be breathing a sigh of relief.

Democratic control of the House would break the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and would nearly certainly lead to an onslaught of investigations of President Trump's businesses and his administration.

The party was well on its way to surpassing the 23 net seats it needed to win the House at about 10:20 ET, as multiple networks called the race.

The only Senate seat without opposition Tuesday was the 10th District in Hardin and part of Jefferson counties, where Democrat Dennis Parrett of Elizabethtown, co-owner of a farm business who has been in the Senate since 2011, won another term.

It also will test Trump's ability to compromise, something he has shown little interest in over the last two years with Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress.

For Democrats to have any chance, they need to win at least one of the races in Arizona, Texas or Tennessee, which have not traditionally been favorable to them in recent decades and then virtually run the table in other toss up states.

A Yarmuth-led Budget Committee also would seek to tamp down the deficit by restoring some of the tax cuts that have been Trump's signature first-term accomplishment.

"We always knew these races are going to be close", said Rep. Katherine Clark of MA, co-chair of House Democrats' recruitment efforts. An open seat that included Atlantic City was also ripe for Democratic pickup by state lawmaker Jeff Van Drew after the GOP campaign committee abandoned Republican Seth Grossman over racially charged comments.

Democratic senators went down in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota, and others incumbents could yet suffer a similar fates in Florida and Montana.

"It's not about Democrats and Republicans at this point", she told volunteers in Pima County.

However, the ruling Republican Party led by President Donald Trump appeared to be all set to retain majority in the 100-member Senate where it now has a razor thin majority of 51-49 seats.

The Center for Responsive Politics projected that the 2018 election was, by far, the most expensive midterm election in USA history.

Fifty-eight per cent of voters said the country is headed in the wrong direction, compared with 41 per cent who said it is on the right track, according to a nationwide survey conducted in all 50 states for the Associated Press and Fox News.

Donning a denim jacket and a two Trump buttons, Christian Petrillo, joined the room in a raucous cheers as College Republicans burst into loud applause at the prospect of Cruz's re-election.

The election on Tuesday may resolve some issues.

Almost two-thirds said Trump was a reason for their vote.

For Mr. Trump, that means Democrats will have every opportunity to obtain the president's tax returns, which he has refused to hand over since before the election.

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

The president's current job approval, set at 40 percent by Gallup, was the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era. Democrats are left hoping that the four liberal members of the bench remain in good health for the next two years.

Meanwhile, the Senate is losing Democratic moderates and gaining Trump-loyal Republicans.

The President had dinner with his family and watched the results, which could have a profound impact on the rest of his term and could reshape Washington's balance of power, in the residence of the White House.

Two potential governors and one Senate candidate to be precise. And even though Harvey says none of the candidates particularly excite her, she is planning on voting for all the democratic nominees on the ballot.

Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others were running LGBT candidates and Muslims.

Also a record number of women - 200 Democrats and 60 Republicans - are candidates for Congress, where they now hold only about 20 percent of the seats.

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