U.S. midterms: Democrats flip the House of Representatives

U.S. midterms: Democrats flip the House of Representatives

U.S. midterms: Democrats flip the House of Representatives

In the closing weeks of the election, Trump stoked fears over a caravan of migrants approaching the United States from Central America and warned of the threat from liberal "mobs" if Democrats won power, trying to stoke his base to the polls.

Jared Polis is projected to win the Colorado gubernatorial race, becoming the first openly gay man to be a USA governor. This year, Democrats only needed to win 23 seats to take power.

But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders minimized the magnitude of Democratic gains.

"I'm not sure why you would call Nancy Pelosi considering a lot of members of her own party have said they wouldn't support her", Sanders told reporters from outside the West Wing.

"If we actually care about women's health and we actually are a state that's a leader in this country, then the Reproductive Health Act is one of those bills that will make sure that we protect women", she added.

At 11:15 pm, when Republicans had cemented their majority in the Senate but Democrats were on their way to taking power in the House, Trump tweeted that the election had been a "tremendous success".

Most Democratic candidates in tight races stayed away from harsh criticism of Trump during the campaign's final stretch, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like maintaining insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens.

Critics, including the Democrats, accused Trump of employing racist and xenophobic rhetoric that incited violence, a charge he and many of his fellow Republicans rejected. Trump prevailed in IN by 19 points. Other super negatives for the President include New Jersey, New York (-21 in both), Virginia (-13), MI (-9) and Pennsylvania (-10).

The editors of Sabato's Crystal BallKyle Kondik and Larry J. Sabato wrote, "We have long cautioned against assuming the House was a done deal for the Democrats, and we don't think readers should be stunned if things go haywire for Democrats tomorrow night".

The Republican caucuses in both chambers have become even more conservative with the loss of moderates within Trump's party, even as Democrats appear to be spoiling for a fight with Trump.

In particular, she mentioned the upset of Sen.

As Election Day unfolded, Democrats were increasingly confident on the strength of voter enthusiasm, robust fundraising and unusually fresh candidates.

WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump was a dominant force in the 2018 midterm elections as attitudes toward the polarizing leader influenced the decisions of more than 6 in 10 voters.

Donald Trump spoke of a "tremendous success" in a post on Twitter. He's campaigned for dozens of candidates at all levels of government.

With a jam-packed rally schedule and a spirited message to his supporters, Trump made the first election since he captured the White House in 2016 a referendum on his agenda.

Democrats lost 63 seats in 2010 with Barack Obama in the White House, handing control to the Republicans, who brought Obama's agenda largely to a halt.

Political pundits had predicted a much greater gain for the Democrats in the House, which was pointed out by the GOP leaders as they tended to give the credit for this to Trump. In addition, 36 states and three territories are holding gubernatorial elections. "They're not waiting. They're putting this marker down".

Twenty-five percent described health care and immigration as the most important issues in the election, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate.

Trump himself noted the energy as he wrapped up a punishing schedule of rallies around the country that were meant to boost Republican candidates - and his own brand heading towards reelection in 2020.

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